U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., who chairs the Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation, and the Internet, will convene the hearing at 10 a.m. July 20 as members evaluate FirstNet and AT&T's progress to date and the anticipated timeline to build, operate, and maintain the planned nationwide public safety broadband network.
The Coast Guard received 161 confirmed or suspected hoax calls in fiscal year 2016, a 19 percent jump from 135 in FY2015. Even a routine SAR response typically costs thousands of dollars per hour.
The board considers speeding an “underappreciated problem.”
The board opened the public docket on the investigation into the October 2016 engine failure on a commercial jetliner.
Employees need to refresh their training and have drills regularly so they will be able to rely on both their knowledge and their experience when emergencies happen.
NIST reported that it reviewed 162 proposals from industry, academia, and public safety organizations and chose 33 that span five key technology areas.