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Securing the Network Supply Chain

By   /  May 23, 2013  /  Cyber Security  /  No Comments

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Securing the supply chain – simply, assuring that computer and communications wares organizations procure are secure – is receiving much attention by the federal government. Supply-chain security is a component of President Obama’s cybersecurity framework, being developed under the guidance of the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Now, a House subcommittee has created a […]

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Social Network for Emergencies to Launch in San Francisco

By   /  May 13, 2013  /  #smem  /  No Comments

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Disasters are scary — there’s no question about it. But as much as they cause fear, they also bring people together, connecting communities in ways that few other incidents can. Focusing on those connections, rather than the catastrophe, is the theory behind the San Francisco Department of Emergency Management’s (SFDEM) new projectSF72.org, created to enhance […]

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New surveillance technologies for improved emergency management

By   /  November 27, 2012  /  Emergency Management, Homeland Security  /  No Comments

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Researchers from the University of Melbourne and partners at the University of California, San Diego are working together to design and build resilient streaming sensor networks for emergency response such as bushfires. As part of Fire Action Week, an international seminar was held at theUniversity of Melbourne looking at how researchers are responding directly to the needs of […]

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Maryland’s Statewide Public Safety Radio Network Takes Shape

By   /  September 13, 2012  /  Emergency Management  /  No Comments

Maryland has launched the first phase of a statewide public safety radio network that will allow public safety personnel from state agencies and local jurisdictions to communicate digitally across a single, interoperable system. The new 700 MHz radio system, Maryland First Responders Interoperable Radio System Team (Maryland FiRST), was officially announced in June and the […]

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Governors Association Issues Recommendations for Implementing First Responder Network

By   /  July 3, 2012  /  Emergency Management  /  No Comments

To help states with implementation of the nationwide broadband network dedicated to public safety communications, the National Governors Association (NGA) issued a report, Steps to Prepare for Public Safety Broadband, outlining essential steps that states can take to prepare for implementation. Earlier this month, NGA submitted comments to the Department of Commerce flagging items of […]

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