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APCO’s Government Relations Office (GRO) works to assert APCO’s leadership role in public safety communications. GRO establishes and maintains relationships with Congress, federal agencies, the Administration, industry leaders, and national public safety and governmental organizations to advocate for the policies, regulations, and legislation of most importance to APCO members.

Government Relations News

WASHINGTON — The Federal Communications Commission issued the following press release:

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) provides an initial agenda and session participant information (subject to change) for the workshop on “Public Safety Imperatives for All-IP Networks” scheduled for April 17, 2014 and April 18, 2014 in Washington, D.C. This...

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With a number of standards development organizations (SDOs) addressing NG9-1-1 issues, understanding and tracking the developing standards can be a daunting task. Since 2011, the National 9-1-1 Program has supported the standards development effort by compiling and sharing all of the current standards information in one report.

The National 9-1-1 Program...

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Washington – House Co-Chairs of the Next Gen 9-1-1 Caucus, Reps. John Shimkus (R-Ill.) and Anna G. Eshoo (D-Calif.), applauded the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) for voting in favor of proposed standards for wireless providers to ensure accurate caller location information is automatically provided to public safety officials for indoor...

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Officials flipped the switch on a $47 million upgrade of Spokane County’s emergency communications system last weekend.

For the first time, fire and law enforcement personnel will be able to communicate directly with each other, said Bob Lincoln, director of the Spokane Regional Emergency Communications System.

The new digital radio system will...

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Opponents of a proposal to scrap Wauconda’s 9-1-1 center and outsource dispatching held a sit-in Saturday at the police station.

Monica Knigge, wife of former Mayor Mark Knigge, pledged to stage the protest inside the lobby of police headquarters until...

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