Ed Parkinson, FirstNet Director of Government Affairs, shared his thoughts on a recent iCERT-NG911 Showcase on the FirstNet blog:
Today I had the opportunity to speak at the Industry Council for Emergency Response Technologies (iCERT)-NG911 Institute Capitol Hill Technology Showcase. The event brought together industry experts and government leaders in emergency communications.
I enjoyed the opportunity to highlight a number of recent developments at FirstNet – including our recent move to our headquarters in Reston, VA, the appointment of Sue Swenson to the position of Chairwoman of the board, the developments in state consultation, and progress with outreach efforts. Great strides have been made but a lot of work remains, especially with regard to our goal of releasing a draft comprehensive network solution RFP later this year.
The topic of 911 is an issue that I’ve been involved with for the better part of a decade. It was clear to me when I began working with the 911 community that it’s one that’s dedicated and passionate about its mission and in helping others.