Emerging Technology

SLN 5 (CKR 5) Encryption Key Compromised

Immediate Action Required The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has recently discovered that the encryption key for storage location number (SLN) 5 (CKR 5) has been compromised.In response to this imminent threat, CISA is advising all public safety agencies cease using SLN 5 in any activity, effective immediately. Consequently, […]

Emergency Responder Communications Training and Roundtable Discussion

The number of in-building emergency responder communication systems being installed within new and existing buildings is increasing. These systems are complex and can negatively impact existing public safety radio systems if not installed and maintained correctly. This training and roundtable discussion will bring together stakeholders from public safety agencies, radio […]

Emerging Technology – September 2023

TECHNOLOGY & SCIENCE Robotics Role in Public Safety a new Robot dog called spot a four-legged friend. This dog can climb, and remove packages involving chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosives materials. Thermal camera can detect hot spots in buildings and provides a 360-degree view. If the robot falls, it […]

Vision FirstNet Users Summit

September 25-28, 2023 SouthPoint Hotel Casino & Spa Las Vegas, NV Download the brochure here. The Vision 2023 Summit is a FirstNet users conference with a mission to ensure every organization and person involved in safety, security, emergency and crisis response has the tools, technology, and knowledge that they need […]

Emerging Technology – June 2023

Released: 2023-05-23. THE PUBLIC SAFETY AND HOMELAND SECURITY BUREAU ANNOUNCES THE ACTIVATION OF THE DISASTER INFORMATION REPORTING SYSTEM FOR COMMUNICATIONS IMPACTED BY SUPER TYPHOON MAWAR 2023. (DA No. 23-432) FCC activates the Disaster Information Reporting System for Super Typhoon Mawar. PSHSB. Contact: Michael Caiafa, michael.caiafa@fcc.gov. DA-23-432A1.pdf (fcc.gov) FCC NEWS RELEASE […]

Emerging Technology – May 2023

China working on banning rare earth metals for export outside China such as metal used in magnets and high-tech microchips. Why China Is Banning Rare Earth Metal Exports (msn.com) Lithium-ion batteries and what Fire should know. If water hits Li cell you get an electric spark fire. Lithium-ion battery construction: […]

Emerging Technology – April 2023

SEEING BEHIND CLOSED DOORS an unprecedent invasion of privacy? With only a smartphone and some computations researchers can use WiFi signals to track individuals in their homes. Using Wi-Fi to “see” behind closed doors is easier than anyone thought | MIT Technology Review PROPANE LEVEL MONITORING FOR REMOTE PUBLIC SAFETY […]