For the last decade, the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Public Safety Communications Research Division (PSCR) has hosted its annual Stakeholder Meeting, bringing together public safety, academia, government, and industry professionals to explore the latest in public safety communications research. This year, PSCR 2020 is going virtual, allowing anyone interested to participate and hear from leading experts on topics such as location-based services, data analytics, and user interfaces/user experience.
The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet Authority) is pleased to join this year’s conference. Our team will be participating in multiple sessions, discussing innovation challenges, standards work, the FirstNet Authority Roadmap, and the FirstNet Authority’s role in spurring innovation in public safety technology.
Register for PSCR 2020 here, and join us for the following sessions:
LIVE BROADCAST: Fireside Chat with FirstNet Authority Board Chair Edward Horowitz
On Wednesday, July 29 from 12:00 to 1:00 PM (ET), FirstNet Authority Board Chair Edward Horowitz and PSCR Division Chief Dereck Orr will discuss the FirstNet Authority’s recent innovation and commercialization efforts. They will also highlight the partnership between the FirstNet Authority and PSCR and upcoming opportunities for continued collaboration. Sign up for this session here.
ON-DEMAND SESSION: Tech to Protect – A Year in Review
In this recorded session, FirstNet Authority Senior Public Safety Advisor Bill Schrier and FirstNet Authority Public Safety Applications Architect Charles Hardnett joined a panel to discuss the Tech to Protect challenge. This nationwide coding competition hosted events across the nation and online to develop solutions for public safety communications. In May 2020, 25 finalists were recognized in a national award event. Learn more about these finalists, the challenge, and how the FirstNet Authority helped connect public safety and developers.
This session is available within the Commercialization track beginning July 27.
ON-DEMAND SESSION: 3GPP Standards Status Update
This recorded session will explore the FirstNet Authority’s efforts to represent public safety in the development of communications standards. FirstNet Authority Senior Director of Standards Dean Prochaska and the FirstNet Authority Standards Team will provide an overview of how the FirstNet Authority is working with standards organizations like the Third Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) and what the future holds for standards related to public safety communications, including mission-critical features, land mobile radio to LTE interworking, and 5G.
This session is available within the Security Portfolio beginning July 27.
ON-DEMAND SESSION: FirstNet: Transforming Public Safety Communications
FirstNet Authority Enterprise Strategy Division Director Brian Hobson and Strategic Projects Program Manager Karlin Younger will highlight how the FirstNet Authority is helping to evolve public safety communications in this video resource. Find out about our public-private partnership, the FirstNet Authority Roadmap, and how to get involved with the Accelerate R2 Network Challenge to develop innovative tools for disaster response and resiliency.
This video is available as a resource for the on-demand session, “Connecting Innovators to Small Business Resources” within the Commercialization track beginning July 27.
The FirstNet Authority looks forward to connecting with everyone virtually through these sessions! Join us in the conversation on social media with #PSCR2020.
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