FCC Approves Privacy, Security Plan for 9-1-1 Indoor Location Database

The FCC approved the privacy and security plan for the National Emergency Address Database, submitted by national wireless carriers AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile USA and Verizon, as well as NEAD LLC. NEAD, which is being developed to identify the dispatchable locations of wireless 9-1-1 callers when the caller is indoors, is a database that will enable wireless providers to use media access control address and Bluetooth public device addresses information of fixed indoor access points to locate wireless devices being used to call 9-1-1.

FCC Approves Privacy, Security Plan for 9-1-1 Indoor Location Database

 

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New APCO Standard Offers Best Practices for Vehicle Telematics 9-1-1 Calls

The Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials International received final approval from the American National Standards Institute for an American National Standard that identifies recommended best practices for public-safety answering points when processing vehicle telematics calls from telematics service providers.

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FEMA Integrates GIS Tech Into Hurricane Response and Recovery

The Federal Emergency Management Agency Hurricane Journal uses geospatial system technology from Esri to combine information from all those sources into a cloud-based dashboard for disaster-response decision-making. The Hurricane Journal draws on data from joint field offices, disaster recovery centers, shelters and other sources. It is organized into sections with maps related to support, resources, assistance, population, building impacts, transportation and infrastructure.

https://gcn.com/articles/2017/10/11/dig-it-data-fema-hurricane-journal.aspx?admgarea=TC_BigData

DHS Awards Apcerto $1.6M for Mobile App Security Research

Apcerto received a $1.6 million cooperative agreement from the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate to research and develop solutions for normalizing and rating mobile applications based on predefined standards, as well as to develop a framework for orchestrating the entire mobile application security process.

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Verizon Proposes FirstNet Alternative

Verizon is building out its own network for public safety and first responder organizations, hoping to offer the enhanced services to users of its national wireless network. “We’ve proposed a network solution we believe will achieve the mission of FirstNet, as well as maintain the competitive nature of the communications marketplace,” said Michael Maiorana, senior vice president of Verizon Enterprise Solutions.

https://gcn.com/articles/2017/08/17/verizon-firstnet-alternative.aspx?admgarea=TC_STATELOCAL