Signed into law on February 22, 2012, the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act created the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet). The law gives FirstNet the mission to build, operate and maintain the first high-speed, nationwide wireless broadband network dedicated to public safety's emergency and daily data communications. In New York, the State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services represents public safety stakeholder interests with FirstNet and its selected partner, AT&T.
- Potential security issue with Kodiak push-to-talk offering has been fixed, AT&T says
A security vulnerability in software associated with AT&T’s Enhanced Push to Talk [EPTT] that leverages the Kodiak platform owned by Motorola Solution has been eliminated, an AT&T representative this week told California First Responder Network (CalFRN).
- FirstNet Outlines New Operational Strategy at Board Meeting
The acting CEO of the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) laid out a new strategy for the organization through 2022 as it moves further into operational mode and the nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN) gains subscribers and coverage.
- NIST finds security issues with first responder mobile, wearable devices
A range of potentially serious security issues with mobile information collection and sharing involving public safety mobile devices, backend storage locations, and virtual private networks used by first responders, were reported in the new National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) Draft NIST Interagency/Internal Report 8196, Security Analysis of First Responder Mobile and Wearable Devices.
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