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PSC eNews Weekly
Friday, March 04, 2016
In follow up to the recent announcement of Project 43, Broadband Implications for the PSAP, working groups are being formed in the areas of cybersecurity, governance, operations, staffing, technical and training. Please consider volunteering for the working group that best aligns with your background, skills and interests. The deadline to apply is March 21. Learn more or apply here.
 
APCO's Public Safety Broadband Summit is being held May 16-17, 2015, at the Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel. The Summit attracts the top experts in the field of public safety communications, and this year is no exception. View the program.
 
APCO is excited to announce our keynotes for APCO 2016, APCO's Annual Conference & Expo, that include Lou Holtz, Doris Kearns Goodwin and Bob Woodward. More info here.
 
APCO’s new Certified Public-Safety Executive (CPE) Program includes educational content from distinguished sources, delivered by experts in the field who bring a wealth of academic and practical experience. Whatever your level of leadership, this program will elevate your career. Learn more.
 
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Industry News
APCO International has issued a call for participation for work group members to participate in the creation of an ANSI standard addressing the Management of Emergency Incident Data.
 
AT&T has announced a new nationwide service designed to accelerate the adoption of Next Generation 9-1-1 (NG9-1-1). AT&T ESInet will be deployed in collaboration with West Corporation (formerly Intrado) to enable IP-based communications that allow 9-1-1 public safety answering points to route detailed information more quickly and receive data such as pictures and video. 
 
IWCE's Urgent Communications FirstNet released its second set of answers to questions about the request for proposal (RFP) that include 33 changes to the RFP on topics such as rural partnerships, cybersecurity, definitions, payment timing and a host of processes and administrative items.
 
GCN The deployment of Long Term Evolution-Unlicensed (LTE-U) technologies by cellular carriers promises vastly more bandwidth for mobile users. But LTE-U also could interfere with local governments’ Wi-Fi services, including those used for public safety.
 
FIREHOUSE Since 2000, we’ve seen a significant increase in active shooter events—and they’ve become more deadly. Here's what can be learned from these encounters.
 
Fox 23 News Tulsa, Okla., recently developed a new, rigorous 12-step hiring process as an effort to retain more employees. The center lost more than half of their employees just because they weren’t suited for the stress that comes with the job.
 
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