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PSAC Association Profile: National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO)

Darryl Ackley, NASCIO representative to the FirstNet PSAC
August 8, 2017

With the recent announcement of AT&T as FirstNet’s partner, FirstNet delivered State Plans that reflect the public safety priorities of states, territories, and the District of Columbia for the FirstNet network. FirstNet and AT&T are currently engaging with states to review their individual State Plans, which detail network deployment, coverage, products and services, and cost.

FirstNet: Putting Lifesaving Technologies into the Hands of Heroes

FirstNet is a critical infrastructure project that will give our first responders the communications tools they need to keep America safe and secure.
July 28, 2017

FirstNet was honored to be a part of the U.S. Department of Commerce's celebration of American Heroes Week, highlighting the brave men and women of public safety who are America's heroes. This blog is reposted from

FirstNet is Developing An Applications Ecosystem With Public Safety

FirstNet is taking first responders’ feedback and using their ideas to cultivate an open, integrated applications ecosystem on the FirstNet Network.
July 24, 2017

Originally posted by the ACT | The App Association on July 24, 2017

The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) was created to equip America’s first responders with state-of-the-art communications tools, enabled by the first nationwide interoperable, wireless broadband network.

Consultation with States, Territories Ramps Up with Focus on State Plan Reviews

The FirstNet and ATT team engages with California's public safety community at the State Plan Review Consultation
July 14, 2017

Since delivering State Plans less than a month ago, the FirstNet and AT&T team has crisscrossed the country to meet with 42 states and territories regarding their plans, with 12 more engagements slated for later this month.  The State Plan Review Consultation meetings are designed for the states and territories to ask questions and provide feedback on their plans, so the Governor in each state and territory has the information that she or he needs to make the most informed decision on its State Plan this year.

The FirstNet Board Recognizes Progress of the Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network

June 29, 2017

During their June 28, 2017 meeting, the FirstNet Board met with FirstNet leadership to discuss the release of state plans, first responder network priorities, and what it means for the public safety broadband network moving forward.


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