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Virginia becomes first state to join FirstNet public safety network

Virginia recently became the first state to opt into a plan by the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) and AT&T for a wireless public safety broadband network. The decision became official on Wednesday with a ceremonial letter-signing by Gov. Terry McAuliffe at FirstNet Headquarters in Reston. Public safety personnel from across the state attended the… Keep Reading

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Vacancies, Placeholders, Morale Take Center Stage at DHS

Over the past half decade, there’s been persistent criticism regarding periods when there were delays in filling the many “acting” and vacant positions of top leaders at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and the problems that it’s caused. During these periods, DHS had to be run by “acting” placeholders, which isn’t to say these… Keep Reading

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DHS Offers Outreach Opportunities to Small Business Vendors

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) currently provides monthly opportunities for small business vendors to meet with DHS procurement offices as well as various DHS contractors to learn about procurement opportunities and showcase their individual capabilities. The 15-minute Vendor Outreach Sessions – held at the Homeland Security Acquisition Institute at 90 K. St. NE, Suite… Keep Reading

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S&T Virtual Training for Active Shooter Incidents Available to First Responders

A new virtual training platform made available by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) and the US Army Research Laboratory (ARL) allows first responders of all disciplines to be able to train together for active shooter and other critical incidents through the Enhanced Dynamic Geo-Social Environment (EDGE) training platform officially… Keep Reading

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