National Public Safety Telecommunications Council (NPSTC)

National Public Safety Telecommunications Council (NPSTC) NPSTC is a federation of organizations whose mission is to improve public safety communications and
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In the sea of organizations and acronyms floating around in our information-heavy world, here's one to remember. NPSTC, the National Public Safety Telecommunications Council, is a volunteer federation of public safety organizations, whose mission is to improve public safety communications and interoperability through collaborative leadership. NPSTC's members are the organizations representing fire

, EMS, law enforcement, transportation, and other telecommunications organizations. NPSTC combines the many voices of its member organizations to enhance the power of public safety's voice. We monitor and study public policy and submit comments to governmental organizations on behalf of public safety. We work to make sure public safety has the spectrum needed to communicate in life-threatening situations without interference and we explore technology, standards, and interoperable communications solutions. The National Public Safety Telecommunications Council (NPSTC) was organized to encourage and facilitate implementation of the findings and recommendations of the Public Safety Wireless Advisory Committee (PSWAC), established in 1994 by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) to evaluate the wireless communications needs of local, tribal, state, and federal public safety agencies through the year 2010, identify problems, and recommend possible solutions. In 1997, 13 national-level organizations set aside individual agendas to unite in support of vitally important issues that affect public safety telecommunications. NPSTC now comprises 16 voting members and a number of associate, liaison, and supporting members.

07/06/2022

The National Public Safety Telecommunications Council (NPSTC) is a Federation of entities focused on communications for the delivery of Public Safety Services. Currently, NPSTC is embarking on an exciting project to assess spectrum, operations, technology, and digital transformation public safety requirements as we move through the next ten years of changes in public safety communications. NPSTC has always been a transparent organization open to everyone who wants to get involved with improving public safety communications. Although this report is primarily intended for a Public Safety audience, NPSTC strongly urges policy makers, academia, commercial interests, and other advocates to support the needs identified in this report. We are hoping that we will be joined in this effort by a diverse group of participants, including you!

In 2012, NPSTC chartered the Assessment of Future Spectrum and Technology (AFST) Working Group to identify public safety communications requirements for the 10‐year period, from 2012 to 2022, and assess the impact on technology and radio spectrum. The Public Safety Communications Assessment, 2012‐2022, can be viewed here. The 2012 report had Technology, Operations, & Spectrum Roadmaps which provided an overview of public safety communications and emergency operations as they existed and as they were envisioned to be in the future.

Since 2012, Public Safety’s increased dependence on data through a variety of networks has revealed the need to create an updated report. The Assessment of Future Spectrum and Technology (AFST) 2022-2032 is being formed in a similar fashion to not only assess the Operation, Spectrum, and Technology needs for the next ten years, but add the capability of Digital Transformation. Digital Transformation leverages the data available from sensors, cameras, and other collection devices (often referred to as Internet of Things –IoT) and utilizes such data in a safe and secure manner. This data could be shared across the whole of government and with associated Smart City Data in order to effectively and efficiently deliver enhanced situational awareness, enhanced actionable intelligence to First Responders and the vital services Public Safety is required to provide to the community.

Since the publishing of the AFST report, the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) under the Department of Commerce, the Canadian PSBN and other stakeholders have been provided spectrum and funding to direct and supervise their respective Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Networks (NPSBN) to provide an interoperable system for all public safety disciplines at all levels of government. The 2032 report will also help to drive a United States/Canada (CANUS) strategic posture for technology interoperability and innovation and will include harmonization of its vision and elements with Canada’s operational and technology needs. This holistic continent-wide technology posture will help to better ensure we can deliver seamless mutual aid by First Responder and critical infrastructure organizations across borders in times of natural disasters, and in support of lifesaving emergency operations by US and Canadian public protection and disaster relief (PPDR) organizations.

Public Safety entities exist to deliver essential services. They communicate over multiple networks: Land Mobile Radio (LMR) (conventional and trunked), dedicated public safety broadband networks such as FirstNet, Canada’s PSBN, other PSBN’s, and sometimes commercial broadband networks. Some Public Safety entities utilize satellite services for voice and data during disasters, in austere environments, or as a fallback. Communications must be developed and utilized to support the effectiveness and efficiency of those services. For that reason, Operations will be the driver of the essential communications requirements to deliver the respective services of each entity. Spectrum, Technology and Digital Transformation provide the vision of future capabilities in support of an evolving emergency response.

NPSTC has also secured participation and support from our Associate Member, Canada’s Public Safety Broadband Network Innovation Alliance (PIA) as their telecommunications needs are essentially similar. The PIA has joined NPSTC in the creation of this report to provide a cross-border perspective and has provided developmental support functions.

The work has started, and we want you to participate! This is your opportunity to contribute to the work of public safety communications! Currently, the committees are working on reviewing previous AFST 2012-2022 recommendations and formulating questions for a survey that will be the main driver for US and Canadian information gathering. These survey questions are extremely important as they ensure that the right questions are asked to solicit relevant information and requirements from multiple Public Safety stakeholders. Their responses will guide the committees to make recommendations on the AFST the next 10 years.

Here is the information for meeting attendance
07/06/2022

Here is the information for meeting attendance

We have toll free numbers  for anyone wanting to join our AFST calls in Canada
07/06/2022

We have toll free numbers for anyone wanting to join our AFST calls in Canada

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), along with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Natio...
04/21/2022

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), along with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), National Security Agency (NSA), Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC), Canadian Centre for Cyber Security (CCCS), National Cyber Security Centre New Zealand (NZ NCSC), and the United Kingdom’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC-UK) and National Crime Agency (NCA), with contributions from industry members of the Joint Cyber Defense Collaborative, announced a joint Cybersecurity Advisory on Russian state-sponsored and criminal cyber threats to critical infrastructure that could impact organizations both within and beyond Ukraine. It is the most comprehensive view of the cyber threat posed by Russia to critical infrastructure released by government cyber experts since the invasion of Ukraine in February.

The advisory provides technical details on malicious cyber operations by actors from the:
• Russian Federal Security Service (FSB),
• Russian Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR),
• Russian General Staff Main Intelligence Directorate (GRU), and
• Russian Ministry of Defense, Central Scientific Institute of Chemistry and Mechanics (TsNIIKhM).

It also includes details on Russian-aligned cyber threat groups and cybercrime groups. Some of these cybercrime groups have recently publicly pledged support for the Russian government and have threatened to conduct cyber operations in retaliation for perceived cyber offensives against Russia or against countries or organizations providing materiel support to Ukraine.

The advisory recommends several immediate actions for all organizations to take to protect their networks, which include:
• Prioritize patching of known exploited vulnerabilities;
• Enforce multifactor authentication;
• Monitor remote desktop protocol (RDP); and
• Provide end-user awareness and training

Because evolving intelligence indicates that the Russian government is exploring options for potential cyberattacks, the cybersecurity authorities are providing this robust advisory with several resources and mitigations that can help the cybersecurity community protect against possible cyber threats from these adversarial groups. Executives, leaders, and network defenders are urged to implement recommendations to prepare for and mitigate the varied cyber threats listed in the Cybersecurity Advisory here. This advisory updates joint CSA Understanding and Mitigating Russian State-Sponsored Cyber Threats to U.S. Critical Infrastructure.

In addition to reviewing this new advisory, CISA encourages critical infrastructure executives and senior leaders to review our “Shields Up” webpage at www.cisa.gov/shields-up. Also, organizations should share information on incidents and unusual activity to CISA 24/7 Operations Center at [email protected] or (888) 282-0870 and/or to the FBI via your local FBI field office or the FBI’s 24/7 CyWatch at (855) 292-3937 or [email protected].

We appreciate you sharing this information and/or amplifying with your cybersecurity community. CISA and other partners are posting information about our joint advisory on their social media platforms.

Every organization in the United States is at risk from cyber threats that can disrupt essential services and potentially result in impacts to public safety. Over the past year, cyber incidents have impacted many companies, non-profits, and other organizations, large and small, across multiple secto...

The NPSTC Foundation Web site is live and they are moving ahead with fundraising efforts to support the critical work be...
09/09/2020

The NPSTC Foundation Web site is live and they are moving ahead with fundraising efforts to support the critical work being done in the NPSTC Federation. www.NPSTCFoundation.org.

Thank you to all who continue to support our work! The volunteers who contribute so much time and effort supporting public safety needs and requirements are appreciated!

The NPSTC Foundation, a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization, was founded in 2020 to support the National Public Safety Telecommunications Council (NPSTC).

The National Public Safety Telecommunications Council (NPSTC) is proud to award the 2019 Richard DeMello Award to Chief ...
09/18/2019

The National Public Safety Telecommunications Council (NPSTC) is proud to award the 2019 Richard DeMello Award to Chief Barry Luke, NPSTC Deputy Executive Director [2012-2019]. The DeMello award is NPSTC's most important honor, and is presented to one individual in public safety communications who has demonstrated the highest levels of personal and professional conduct and performance in the local, state, and national public safety communications arena.

For the past 45 years, Chief Luke has been actively involved with public safety communications at the local, state, and national level. Over the last 7 years, he has provided vision, leadership and technological expertise in managing NPSTC's Committees and Working Groups. NPSTC is honored to offer our appreciation and recognition of his work that has helped to advance the cause of public safety communications.

NPSTC has produced dozens of technical and operational reports on public safety broadband and other technologies thanks to Chief Luke's ability to facilitate Working Group conversations. His knowledge of operational, technical, and policy issues is unique and has helped him work with different organizations and groups. Kevin McGinnis, former FirstNet Board member and current Vice Chair of NPSTC, said, "Chief Luke has been a consistently intelligent, informed, Influential, and committed force moving the ball steadily ahead in the public safety communications arena."

Chief Luke started his public safety career in 1974, at age 15, as a volunteer dispatcher for the Gainesville (FL) Police Department, through their Police Explorer program. Two weeks after graduating high school, with only Red Cross advanced first aid training, he was hired as a full-time rescue technician and assigned to a rural fire station responding to EMS calls. He subsequently worked as a firefighter, paramedic, law enforcement officer, and flight medic on a rescue helicopter.

Chief Luke has continuously advocated for improvements to public safety communications. In 1988, while working as the Director of Public Safety Communications for the City of Gainesville, he helped convince local officials to support a countywide consolidated communications center which would bring all public safety agencies into a single operation on the same radio platform. That mission was accomplished in 1996 with a historic vote of the City and County Commission agreeing to the merger.

In 1997, Chief Luke was hired by Orange County, Florida Fire Rescue where he served in a variety of roles, including Fire Communications Manager, Division Chief, and Deputy Chief up to his retirement in 2008. During those 11 years he helped manage dozens of natural disasters, including the Hurricane Charley in 2004 which traveled directly over the agency's communications center. He received an award from the Congressional 911 Caucus on behalf of his agency's handling of emergency communications in the aftermath of the storm which generated 465 emergency incidents that were holding for dispatch.

In 2008, Chief Luke started working with NPSTC and was appointed Deputy Executive Director in 2012 where he has remained through his retirement in July of this year. He is a Life Member of the Association of Public Safety Communications Officials (APCO) and has received numerous awards during his 45 years in public safety. "This has been an incredibly exciting journey and I am thankful to have worked with so many amazing people over the years,'' he said. Some of his most memorable projects involved the creation of technical reports on public safety broadband and managing a survey of over 670 EMS agencies on the use of video to support patient care. "Both of those initiatives involving talking with first responders and learning a lot from industry about new solutions that support public safety."

Chief Luke has provided a true service in furthering the cause of public safety telecommunications through his unwavering commitment and expertise. NPSTC and the public safety communications community thank him for a job well done.

The official presentation will be made to Chief Luke in New York City at the Radio Club of America (RCA) awards dinner on November 23rd.

Interoperability Chair Chief John Lenihan manning the NPSTC booth at IWCE.  Stop by the exhibit hall and say Hi - Booth ...
03/06/2019

Interoperability Chair Chief John Lenihan manning the NPSTC booth at IWCE. Stop by the exhibit hall and say Hi - Booth 3369.

01/09/2019

And Please Join Us on January 17, from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. ET, for a Town Hall Session on Datacasting for Public Safety.

Datacasting can provide increased situational awareness and data transfer between agencies. Datacasting is the ideal method to deliver large amounts of streaming data like video to a large number of people without overloading the local cellular network. This Town Hall presentation will focus on several new applications and capabilities, including how the State of California is testing an advanced earthquake early warning detection system, how Adams County, Indiana, is enhancing school safety, and how the City of Houston leveraged video and data transfer during the Super Bowl and Hurricane Harvey.
Conference Line: 510-227-1018, Conference ID: 446 1830 #

01/09/2019

Join Us This Thursday!!

NPSTC Will Hold a Full NPSTC Meeting by Teleconference on January 10, 2019. NPSTC’s 16 member Governing Board will be receiving updates from the Interoperability, Technology and Broadband, and Spectrum Management Committees as well as presentations from the Federal Communications Commission. Please join us in improving public safety communications and interoperability through collaborative leadership. Together we can create one unified voice for public safety. Additional January meeting details available at www.npstc.org.
Conference Line: 510-227-1018, Conference ID: 192 7086 #

NPSTC Awards Sue Swenson, FirstNet Board Chairwoman [2014-2018], the 2018 Richard DeMello AwardThe DeMello award is NPST...
12/07/2018

NPSTC Awards Sue Swenson, FirstNet Board Chairwoman [2014-2018], the 2018 Richard DeMello Award

The DeMello award is NPSTC's most important honor, and is presented to one individual in public safety communications who has demonstrated the highest levels of personal and professional conduct and performance in the local, state, and national public safety communications arena.

For 6 years Sue Swenson has provided vision, leadership, and technological expertise in her roles with the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet). NPSTC is honored to offer our appreciation and recognition of her work that has helped to advance the cause of public safety communications. Thanks, largely due to Ms. Swenson's leadership, the FirstNet Authority, in partnership with AT&T, is now delivering the long sought-after "Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network.”

Harlin McEwen, NPSTC's First DeMello Awardee, Presents Sue Swenson the 2018 DeMello Award at the RCA Award Dinner

12/04/2018

NPSTC Publishes Mission Critical Push to Talk Considerations for the Management of User ID and First Responder Identity. Identity is a critical component of first responder safety. Today, most public safety Land Mobile Radio (LMR) systems support the transmission of a Unit ID to verify which first responder is communicating. The nationwide coverage provided by the NPSBN will allow public safety personnel using MCPTT to communicate with almost any other agency, including those far removed from their traditional service area.

A key component of first responder safety is the ability for the PSAP to immediately determine the identity of those users, especially those in distress. This report provides high-level recommendations on the potential use of various MCPTT data fields to create a standardized approach to managing first responder identity.

09/28/2018

IWCE To Host Webinar 3: Network Availability, Hardening and Cybersecurity on October 3 at 2:00 p.m. ET

Robust system operation requires knowledge of the various contributors to survivability, hardening, redundancy and resiliency for both your network and your site. Physical security and reliability are vital to any network, but there are many ways to ensure network availability, especially in an ultra-dense network with sites than can provide overlapping coverage areas. Meanwhile, cybersecurity is too often an afterthought, despite the ever-growing threat potential. Explore form factors, power consumption, and strategies for keeping you systems resilient, particularly in disasters or major incidents.

Moderator: Andrew Seybold, CEO and Principal Analyst, Andrew Seybold, Inc.
Panelists: Don Root, Spectrum Management Committee Chair, NPSTC
Chris Baker, RBattalion Chief, Roseville CA Fire Department
Michael Manning, Senior Consultant, Federal Engineering, Inc.

09/17/2018

Nationwide Test of the Emergency Alerting Systems
Postponed Until October 3, 2018

WASHINGTON -FEMA, in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), postponed the nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS)and Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) until October 3 due to ongoing response efforts to Hurricane Florence.

The WEA portion of the test commences at 2:18 p.m. EDT, and the EAS portion follows at 2:20 p.m. EDT. The test will assess the operational readiness of the infrastructure for distribution of a national message and determine whether improvements are needed.

October 3 was the previously scheduled back-up date for the test, which was originally set up for this Thursday, September 20. A backup date is always planned in case of widespread severe weather or other significant events on the primary test date. FEMA and the nation's emergency management community remain committed to the life-saving activities occurring through parts of North Carolina and South Carolina.

09/11/2018

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), will conduct a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) on September 20, 2018 (primary date) or October 3, 2018 (secondary date). The WEA portion of the test commences at 2:18 p.m. EDT and the EAS portion follows at 2:20 p.m. EDT. The test will assess the operational readiness of the infrastructure for distribution of a national message and determine whether technological improvements are needed.

This is the fourth EAS nationwide test and the first national WEA test. The WEA test message will be sent to cell phones. Previous EAS national tests were conducted in September 2011, 2016 and 2017 in collaboration with the FCC, broadcasters, and emergency management officials in recognition of FEMA's National Preparedness Month.

09/04/2018

Get Ready to Dial In to Our Governing Board Call on Thursday! Add Your Voice to the Discussion. NPSTC's Governing Board Meets via Teleconference on September 6, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m ET. Join us in improving public safety communications and interoperability through collaborative leadership. Together we can create one unified voice for public safety. In addition to our review of Committee and Working Group activities and updates from our federal partners, there will be special reports on 4.9 GHz, 6 GHz, the T-Band, and 9-1-1 Z Axis location. View our agenda at Meetings on www.npstc.org.

September 6, 2018, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. ET

Call In: (510) 227-1018 | Conference ID: 192-7086 #
Webinar Access Information: https://join.me/npstcsupport1

NPSTC Presented on Sunday, August 5, from 2:45- 3:45 p.m. PT at APCO International's Annual Conference and Expo 2018. Th...
08/07/2018

NPSTC Presented on Sunday, August 5, from 2:45- 3:45 p.m. PT at APCO International's Annual Conference and Expo 2018. The session provided an overview of current work being done by NPSTC to improve emergency communications for first responders in the area of technology, broadband, interoperability, and spectrum management

Members of NPSTC Support Introduction of Don't Break Up the T-Band Act of 2018 (S.3347)NPSTC's members thank Senators Ed...
08/03/2018

Members of NPSTC Support Introduction of Don't Break Up the T-Band Act of 2018 (S.3347)

NPSTC's members thank Senators Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), Bob Casey (D-Penn.), and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) for introducing this legislation that will ensure public safety's continued access to the T-Band spectrum. This legislation serves as a companion to the Don't Break Up the T-Band Act (H.R. 5085) previously introduced by Representative Eliot Engel, which now has bi-partisan support by 19 co-sponsors.

Read the entire article for more information on this important legislation - http://www.npstc.org/article.jsp?id=2226&cat=6307

The National Public Safety Telecommunications Council (NPSTC) is proud to award the 2018 Richard DeMello Award to Sue Sw...
08/01/2018

The National Public Safety Telecommunications Council (NPSTC) is proud to award the 2018 Richard DeMello Award to Sue Swenson, FirstNet Board Chairwoman [2014-2018]. The DeMello award is NPSTC's most important honor, and is presented to one individual in public safety communications who has demonstrated the highest levels of personal and professional conduct and performance in the local, state, and national public safety communications arena.

Sue Swenson has provided a true service through the time she has devoted to furthering the cause of public safety telecommunications through her unwavering commitment and expertise. NPSTC and the public safety communications community thank Sue Swenson. The official presentation will be made to Ms. Swenson in New York City at the Radio Club of America (RCA) awards dinner on November 17.

To learn more about Ms. Swenson and the DeMello Award, you can read the entire article here.

http://npstc.org/article.jsp?id=2223&cat=6307

07/27/2018

If you are attending APCO, please join us for NPSTC's Presentation on Sunday, August 5, from 2:45 -- 3:45 p.m. PT. Presenters Ralph Haller, Chris Kindelspire, John Lenihan, Barry Luke, and Don Root will discuss current work undertaken by NPSTC to improve emergency communications for first responders in the areas of technology, broadband, interoperability, and spectrum management. The NPSTC Panel will be held at Veronese 2402-2403/2502-2503, Level 2. While you are at APCO 2018, please drop by the NPSTC booth, located at #656 in the convention center.

NPSTC Engages First Responders to Address Critical Issues Within the Rapidly Evolving Public Safety Communications Lands...
07/26/2018

NPSTC Engages First Responders to Address Critical Issues Within the Rapidly Evolving Public Safety Communications Landscape.

The National Public Safety Telecommunication Council (NPSTC) Will Hold a Governing Board Meeting via Teleconference on S...
07/22/2018

The National Public Safety Telecommunication Council (NPSTC) Will Hold a Governing Board Meeting via Teleconference on September 6, from 1:00 -- 3:00 p.m ET. This meeting, originally scheduled as an in-person meeting in Washington, D.C., for September 5 and 6, has been rescheduled as a meeting via conference call due to conflicts with other events and activities. Please join us in improving public safety communications and interoperability through collaborative leadership. Together we can create one unified voice for public safety.

September 6, 2018, 1:00 p.m. -- 3:00 p.m. ET
NPSTC Governing Board Meeting via Conference Call
Call In: (510) 227-1018 | Conference ID: 1927086 #
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NPSTC Files Comprehensive Comments to FCC on 4.9 GHz Band. In the Sixth Further Notice of Proposed Rule Making (FNPRM), ...
07/10/2018

NPSTC Files Comprehensive Comments to FCC on 4.9 GHz Band.
In the Sixth Further Notice of Proposed Rule Making (FNPRM), the FCC sought comment on alternatives to stimulate expanded use of and investment in the 4.9 GHz band. NPSTC opposed reallocation and auction of the band for commercial use. NPSTC's comments [www.npstc.org under Library/NPSTC Filings] provided a more accurate picture of current and potential usage in the 4.9 GHz band. NPSTC addressed emerging technologies used in public safety for which 4.9 GHz also would be beneficial. NPSTC supported managed sharing of the band with Critical Industries Infrastructure (CII) entities. NPSTC also addressed many of the technical and licensing improvement issues raised in the Sixth FNPRM.

NPSTC Governing Board May 2018 Meeting Minutes Now Online.   Minutes and presentations from the meeting are available fo...
06/29/2018

NPSTC Governing Board May 2018 Meeting Minutes Now Online. Minutes and presentations from the meeting are available for your review. Visit www.npstc.org and click on meeting materials and on the YouTube icon located on the right side of the page.

NENA Honors Marilyn Ward as Part of its “9-1-1 History and Heroes” Presentation.  The National Emergency Number Associat...
06/29/2018

NENA Honors Marilyn Ward as Part of its “9-1-1 History and Heroes” Presentation. The National Emergency Number Association (NENA) celebrated its conference in Nashville, TN, from June 16-21, at the Music City Center. On February 16, 1968, history was made when the first-ever 9-1-1 call was made in Haleyville, Alabama. Since that day, 9-1-1 professionals have dutifully served the public as the first first responders to emergencies large and small. NPSTC’s Executive Director Marilyn Ward was honored for her work at the NENA Conference. Read her complete biography at www.npstc.org.

RCA Honors Member Harlin McEwen. RCA has added a new feature to its website--a short feature on a current member, what t...
06/19/2018

RCA Honors Member Harlin McEwen. RCA has added a new feature to its website--a short feature on a current member, what they are doing, and what their wireless interests are. This month RCA honors Chief Harlin McEwen. Harlin R. McEwen, Chief of Police (Ret) brings more than 60 years of experience both as an advocate for public safety telecommunications issues and as a career law enforcement officer and administrator.

The DHS Science and Technology Directorate held its annual Video Quality in Public Safety (VQiPS) conference in Albuquer...
05/14/2018

The DHS Science and Technology Directorate held its annual Video Quality in Public Safety (VQiPS) conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico last week. The workshop brought together first responders, industry, and academia to discuss a wide range of policy, governance, and technology issues that impact public safety use of video. Representatives from several universities reported on their research work focused on advancing video analytics, including development of new systems that will collect data, analyze content, and provide actionable intelligence information to first responders. Fourteen interactive sessions spanned the two-day conference.

Don’t Forget to Put NPSTC’s Governing Board Meeting To Be Held May 30 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. EDT on Your Calendar.  Agenda ...
04/25/2018

Don’t Forget to Put NPSTC’s Governing Board Meeting To Be Held May 30 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. EDT on Your Calendar. Agenda to be posted soon. View the meeting detail at Meetings at www.npstc.org..

04/19/2018

Save the Date for IWCE's IoT Saving Lives! This 1-day conference will be held on May 14, 2018, at the Santa Clara, CA, Convention Center. The event will examine the vast array of the Internet of Lifesaving Things that interface with public safety operations including NG911, smart devices, applications, virtual reality, artificial intelligence, GIS/GPS/location services, mission critical push-to-talk (MCPTT) and enhanced PTT over cellular (PoC), cloud computing, cybersecurity, and even smart cities. Also, examine how FirstNet will interact with the IoT environment to support public safety, and discuss the operational requirements and considerations for public safety agencies as they implement IoT sensors and devices.

Hear NPSTC’s Public Safety IoT Working Group Vice Chair Dean Skidmore present on connectivity for these devices.

Use code SAVE when you register to pay only $139 (before April 26, $175 after) as a government attendee, courtesy of NPSTC. Registration also includes access to the Internet of Things World expo floor on May 15-17. Visit http://www.iwceexpo.com/IoTSavingLives/ for more information. This event will be co-located with Internet of Things World, the premier IoT event attracting 12,000 attendees annually.

03/29/2018

A Visual Perspective of - Catch up on key themes from our keynote presentations, a few of our sessions and also feedback directly from your industry peers.

View the drawings here: http://ow.ly/gS4730jbL8w

NPSTC at IWCE 2018
03/21/2018

NPSTC at IWCE 2018

"If what you do provides benefit to the greater good, what more reward can you ask for?" - Tom SorleyThank you FirstNet ...
03/20/2018

"If what you do provides benefit to the greater good, what more reward can you ask for?" - Tom Sorley

Thank you FirstNet for sharing this tribute with us.

Congratulations to the IACP as they celebrate their 125th year.
03/17/2018

Congratulations to the IACP as they celebrate their 125th year.

Members of NPSTC Support the Don’t Break Up the T-Band Act (H.R. 5085)Members of the National Public Safety Communicatio...
02/27/2018

Members of NPSTC Support the Don’t Break Up the T-Band Act (H.R. 5085)

Members of the National Public Safety Communications Council (NPSTC) support the Don't Break Up the T-Band Act (H.R. 5085). NPSTC's members thank Representatives Eliot Engel and Lee Zeldin for introducing this legislation. If enacted as drafted, the Act would repeal section 6103 in Title VI of P.L. 112-96, which currently mandates that the Federal Communications Commission begin an auction of the public safety spectrum in the T-Band (470-512 MHz) by February 21, 2021, and clear public safety operations from that band within 2 years of auction close.
Section 6103 of Public Law 112-96 is of grave concern to the public safety community, which deploys the T-Band spectrum to support law enforcement, the fire services, and emergency medical services (EMS).

Read more on NPSTC's home page at www.npstc.org

02/13/2018

Countdown!! Only 24 Days Until NPSTC’s Meeting at IWCE. Please Register Your Attendance at our March 9 meeting at www.npstc.org/meetings. And be sure to visit our booth at 2871 and say hello! Check out the NPSTC Meetings Page for a complete description of all NPSTC presentations and NPSTC-associated presentations at IWCE.

A Celebration of Life for Tom Sorley will be held on Sunday, February 11, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. CT at the Nat...
02/06/2018

A Celebration of Life for Tom Sorley will be held on Sunday, February 11, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. CT at the Nathaniel Center for Cultural and Biblical Education. The address is 804 Russell Palmer Road, Kingswood, TX, 77339.

The Center will be accepting flowers all week and the weekend. The family has suggested The Alzheimer's Foundation for anyone wishing to make a donation in Tom's name.

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Littleton, CO
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