Public Safety

Pennsylvania picks firm for next-generation 911 upgrade

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Pennsylvania signed Mission Critical Partners to upgrade to a 911 system that will one day handle text, photos and video.

How data analytics helped a California police department shave a year off an investigation

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Law enforcement agencies are discovering how Splunk’s data analytics platform can fast-track digital investigations, according to a new report.

Drones, VR coming to public safety, responders say in emerging tech survey

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Drones, internet-connected vehicles and virtual reality are expected to play a greater role in public safety in the next five years, according to a recent survey by Verizon.

Dallas police, fire trying 'what3words' location technology

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Dallas' fire and police departments are trying out what3words, a location technology that uses word sequences to describe precise locations.

What small city CIOs have in common with big states

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On the Priorities podcast, Urbana, Illinois, IT Director Sanford Hess explains his approach to modernization in the central Illinois city.

Massachusetts awards statewide radio upgrade to Motorola Solutions

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The state hired Motorola to upgrade 86 radio sites over the next four years, boosting technology used by state and local law enforcement.

Two more counties sign onto STARNet, Pennsylvania's new statewide radio network

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A 911 center serving two Central Pennsylvania counties announced it's joining STARNet, the state's new interoperable radio network.

NIST launches immersive VR research center for public safety

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Researchers at NIST plan to use the new space to develop new indoor location-tracking technology and user interfaces for public safety.

Driving innovation in the hub of Silicon Valley

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On the Priorities podcast, San Jose chief innovation officer Clay Garner outlines his approach to closing the digital divide and embracing emerging tech.

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