The U.S. Government Accountability Office recently released its report on the First Responder Network Authority, finding, among other things, that while the organization has made progress, it still needs to complete a risk assessment, develop standards of conduct and come up with an evaluation plan for early builder projects.
The First Responder Network Authority made a couple of significant moves of late, setting May 14 as an "Industry Day" for interested parties to convene and beginning the process of accepting requests for one-on-one meetings with vendors starting May 15.
The Competitive Carriers Association wants the First Responder Network Authority to adopt technical requirements for the National Public Safety Broadband Network that maximize interoperability of the network.
Let the games begin--the games being the comment period on the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) draft Request for Proposal documents.
In a report reviewing American Tower's prospects for improving its tower business, analysts at Macquarie Research say they are increasingly of the view that Verizon could win the FirstNet public-safety-network project.
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) said it has halted payments for Los Angeles' LTE network for public-safety workers after regulators there voted to halt the construction of the network.
The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) this week said it would delay the release of a draft RFP due to questions that arose in its finance committee.
In the first Senate Commerce Committee hearing on its progress toward establishing a common nationwide broadband public-safety network, the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) was queried on everything from how it will incorporate rural areas into its broadband network to the excruciatingly long periods it takes FirstNet to hire people.
The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) board is looking for more feedback as it sets out to create the first nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN) based on a single national network architecture.
The First Responder Network Authority formally launched the federal consultation process with a kick-off meeting in Washington, D.C., last week, with more than a dozen federal departments and agencies in attendance.