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FirstNet Faces Cybersecurity, Interoperability Issues

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The FirstNet national communications network for first responders still faces challenges to ensure the network’s reliability, security, and interoperability. Mark Goldstein, director of physical infrastructure issues at the Government Accountability Office (GAO), said that FirstNet struggles with providing network coverage to rural and hard-to-reach areas, ensuring the network’s overall resiliency and cybersecurity, managing frameworks for […]

FCC’S PUBLIC SAFETY AND HOMELAND SECURITY BUREAU REMINDS COMMUNICATIONS SERVICE PROVIDERS OF IMPORTANCE OF IMPLEMENTING NETWORK RELIABILITY BEST PRACTICES

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DA 17-672 Released: July 12, 2017 FCC’S PUBLIC SAFETY AND HOMELAND SECURITY BUREAU REMINDS COMMUNICATIONS SERVICE PROVIDERS OF IMPORTANCE OF IMPLEMENTING NETWORK RELIABILITY BEST PRACTICES PS Docket No. 17-68 The Federal Communications Commission’s (Commission’s) Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau (Bureau) encourages communications service providers to implement appropriate measures to prevent major service disruptions. Based […]