FCC issues Second Report and Order and Second Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in the Matter of Resilient Networks and the Commission’s Rules Concerning Disruptions to Communications

On January 26, 2024 the FCC issued a Second Report and Order (2nd R&O) and Second Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (2nd NPRM), PS Docket Nos. 21-346 and 15-80, and ET Docket No. 04-35 regarding the reliability and availability of the nation’s communications networks (FCC 24-5). The FCC document states, […]

Grant Writing Class – February 2024

Welcome! If you’re ready to learn how to find funding sources and write winning grant proposals, you’ve come to the right place. Beginning and experienced grant writers from city, county and state agencies as well as healthcare organizations, nonprofits, K-12, colleges and universities are encouraged to attend. You do not […]

MCSC Newsletter – January 2024

Below is the link for the latest Member & Chapter Services Committee newsletter from APCO International. If you have any questions or comments, please direct them to Adriana Spirescu with the Southern California Chapter of APCO at MCSC Newsletter – January 2024(

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, […]