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Take Advantage of FirstNet’s 2016 Outreach and Consultations

By Amanda Murphy

FirstNet officials are conducting outreach meetings with metropolitan first responder organizations throughout the U.S. These meetings are meant to give FirstNet insight into the various departments’ unique technical, operational, and purchasing needs for the upcoming nationwide broadband public safety network service adoption.

Outreach efforts also include state Single Points of Contact (SPOCs) meetings, governance body meetings, and consultation task teams. This outreach is detailed in a video posted to firstnet.gov. View the video

If you would like more information on FirstNet’s metropolitan outreach efforts, visit http://www.firstnet.gov/consultation. You can also email FirstNet directly at [email protected].

 

Connect Iowa, in partnership with the Iowa Statewide Interoperability Communications System Board (ISICSB), has delivered FirstNet presentations to representatives of all 99 Iowa counties and hosted workshops in the 6 regions throughout Iowa. During these workshops, a chair and vice-chair were elected to the Regional Interoperability Committee (RIC) to work with the ISICSB.

About FirstNet: The September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks against the United States prompted the 9/11 Commission to recommend a dedicated public safety communications network. This network would be interoperable and nationwide to resolve the communication issues emergency responders face when tragedy strikes. The First Responder Network Authority, or FirstNet, an organization created in 2012 as part of the 9/11 Commission’s recommendation, is overseeing the building of the network.

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