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Head to Nashville on February 15 to gain first-hand knowledge about how to defend against and respond to a cyberattack. Learn what it takes to achieve fully-deployed NG9-1-1 capabilities, and experience simulations, scenarios and exercises designed to translate learning topics into practices that you will take back to your agency. Attendees can earn up to 7 CEUs. For more information

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February 15, 2018
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The Impact of NG9-1-1 and FirstNet on PSAP Operations
March 1, 2018 | 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. ET
Together, the migration to Next Generation 9-1-1 and FirstNet Public Safety LTE broadband networks are ushering in a new era in data-rich multimedia communications for public safety, and with it, unprecedented changes and opportunities for improvement. The convergence of NG9-1-1 and FirstNet networks in the PSAP will dramatically enhance public safety communications. But it will also introduce new complexities which will transform PSAPs into public safety intelligence centers, and elevate the role of 9-1-1 telecommunicators, who will need to coalesce and manage a lot more information.

In this webinar, we will examine the key impacts for your PSAP and what you need to do to get ready. Read more.

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If your career advancement plan includes APCO Institute training, attendance at APCO 2018 or participation at another APCO event, don’t forget to apply for an APCO scholarship to help you meet your professional development goals. The scholarship application deadline is February 16 for the Certified Public-Safety Executive (CPE) Program and March 31 for all other scholarships. For more information
Steven Leese, Director, Communications Center and 9-1-1 Services
Steve began work with APCO International in 2013, and currently serves as the Director of Communications Center and 9-1-1 Services. Steve works with an excellent team that supports agencies by facilitating the standards development process, Agency Training Program Certification (a Project 33® Initiative), the RETAINS Staffing Toolkit, Next Generation 9-1-1 development and APCO Consulting Services. Steve has worked in public safety for 34 years as a telecommunicator, police officer, emergency management director and 9-1-1 director. Steve is a University of Michigan graduate, and a former President of the Michigan Communication Directors Association. A Marine Corps veteran, Steve served as a Military Police Sergeant, and Presidential Guard at the White House. Steve and his wife Anita are eagerly awaiting the arrival of their 12th grandchild in April.
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Federal Telemedicine News A pilot project set up by the Department of Homeland Security aims to incorporate security in public safety mobile applications. The growth of these apps makes the prevention of malware and vulnerabilities a key security concern. The pilot was a collaboration of DHS, APCO International and Kryptowire LLC.
Urgent Communications FirstNet products and services got their own branding logo in a launch that AT&T believes will help first responders make buying decisions.
The SAFECOM Nationwide Survey (SNS) is an opportunity for public safety’s voice to be heard. SAFECOM and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Office of Emergency Communications released the survey, which will provide valuable insights on the current state of the nation’s emergency communications.
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