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Cybersecurity emerging as concern for 911 call centers as they become connected to Internet

As 911 call centers transition to next-generation systems that are connected to the Internet, concerns about cybersecurity among emergency professionals and first responders will grow, a Washington state government technology official recently said during a podcast interview.

CBP, ICE still face radio communications challenges along southwest border, GAO says

Agencies in the Homeland Security Department have been trying establish interoperable radio communications along the southwest border, but they've fallen short of testing and managing such initiatives as well as getting users better trained on the upgraded systems.

Authorized access to FirstNet communications network, devices is key during development

A new report that lays out 10 principles for developing a network access and credentialing strategy will be considered by the First Responder Network Authority as it plans development of a nationwide public safety communications network.

Tens of thousands of UK residents, businesses own mobile phones but live in 'not-spots'

An overwhelming number of households in the United Kingdom own at least one mobile phone and have access to voice and text services, but at least 80,000 households are in "not-spots" – particularly rural areas without any mobile phone coverage.

ACLU: Gov't getting cellphone records without a warrant can reveal where you sleep, pray, love

A group of civil liberties, public interest and other groups are arguing that the government violated the Fourth Amendment by obtaining cellphone location data of two defendants without getting a warrant in a case being heard by the Sixth Court of Appeals.

FirstNet OKs second public notice focused on roles, responsibilities of group, states

The First Responder Network Authority, known as FirstNet, is currently meeting with various state, local, tribal and other organizations as it develops plans for the $7 billion interoperable public safety system.

FCC official calls on public safety to assist with wireless 911 improvements

A Federal Communications Commission official requested early involvement from the public safety community in moving enhanced wireless 911 calling from policy to actual implementation.

Crowdsource testing yields mobile content best practices

After almost two years of testing federal mobile websites, the General Services Administration's mobile crowdsource compatibility testing program, has gathered best practices for agencies developing their mobile content strategy.

ACLU says Florida police records show extensive use of cellphone location tracking devices

The ACLU found that the Florida Department of Law Enforcement identified 1,835 uses of the devices, probably in both state and local investigations.

ATF using biometrics for mobile device sign-on

Employees at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives can now use a biometric tool in lieu of a password to sign on to their mobile devices.