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 Current Events
Date Event
Jan. 13 FirstNet Issues RFP
Feb. 8-11 NCAI United South and Eastern Tribes Impact Week
Feb. 9-11 Major County Sheriffs
Feb. 11 Delaware Broadband Task Force Meeting
Feb. 17 AFCEA 2016 Federal Networks Conference
Feb. 18-21 South Dakota EMS Association Meeting
Feb. 19-22 NGA Winter Meeting
 Board Meetings
Date Location
Mar. 16 Reston, VA
Jun. 21-22 Chicago, IL
Sep. 13-14 Reston, VA
Dec. 13-14 California

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(Please note: Alaska, Hawaii, Guam, U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Northern Mariana Islands and American Samoa are not to scale.)

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 Recent Blogs
Tech Talk: FirstNet's Focus on Standards Development
Tech Talk: FirstNet's Focus on Standards Development
February 10, 2016 | By Dean Prochaska, FirstNet Director of Standards
This blog post is the first in a "Tech Talk" series that will focus on FirstNet’s standards development activities. This entry provides background and context for FirstNet’s standards strategy, as well as an overview of our progress to date. In subsequent blog entries, we will discuss how standards development organizations work, provide details about the features we are already addressing, and preview new initiatives that will be explored in the coming year.
PSAC Task Teams on ICAM, Local Control Kick Off Work
PSAC Task Teams on ICAM, Local Control Kick Off Work
February 1, 2016 | Guest Blog Post by Chief Harlin R. McEwen, Chairman, Public Safety Advisory Committee
The Public Safety Advisory Committee task teams have kicked off their work on two key issues: Local control...
FirstNet Staff attends training at Center for Domestic Preparedness
FirstNet Staff attends training at Center for Domestic Preparedness
February 9, 2016 | By Zachary Smith, FirstNet Emergency Management Specialist
FirstNet staff recently had the opportunity to attend training offered by the Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP)...
In American Samoa, Collaboration Is Key to NPSBN Planning, Deployment
In American Samoa, Collaboration Is Key to NPSBN Planning, Deployment
February 3, 2016 | By Keone Kali, FirstNet Region 9 Lead
It was clear after the American Samoa Initial Consultation Meeting that the island territory, with its unique terrain...
 Recent Press Release
Written Testimony of TJ Kennedy President, First Responder Network Authority
Written Testimony of TJ Kennedy President, First Responder Network Authority
February 2, 2016 | By TJ Kennedy, President
Before the Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology United States House of Representatives Hearing on "Status of the Public Safety Broadband Network"
FirstNet Issues RFP for the Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network
January 13, 2016 | FirstNet
RESTON, VA – The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) today issued its Request for Proposals (RFP) for the deployment of the nationwide public safety broadband network, marking a major step forward in FirstNet's efforts to modernize communications for first responders and other public safety personnel across the U.S. "We have developed this RFP in an open forum to create a ‘first of its kind’ public-private partnership for the network," said FirstNet Chief Executive Officer Mike Poth.
 FirstNet YouTube Videos
Video Blog: FirstNet 2016 Consultation Program: Part 2
FirstNet 2016 Consultation Program: Part 2
February 11, 2016 | FirstNet
The Snow Wall
The Snow Wall
January 27, 2016 | FirstNet
What is the FirstNet RFP?
What is the FirstNet RFP?
January 14, 2016 | FirstNet
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