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APCO 2024
Tue, 07/09/2024 – 11:25

S&T @ APCO International

August 4-7
Orlando, FL

The APCO International annual conference brings together public safety communication officials and emergency responders from local, state and federal government agencies to discuss the latest developments in the rapidly evolving communications landscape.

Visit S&T booth #1033, in the Orange County Convention Center, West Concourse, Halls A&B on August 5-6. You’ll learn about our work with academia, and industry partners to ensure emergency responders can communicate in way that’s resilient, effective and interoperable through technology demonstrations and office hours.

S&T Presentations

Wednesday, August 7
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM  

AI/ML in NG911: Value Propositions for Telecommunicators
Presenters: Norman Speicher, Sridhar Kowdley, and Max Romanik

Next Generation 911 technology will make it possible for 9-1-1 callers to send multimedia and other data to communication centers as part of their 9-1-1 “calls.” This panel will highlight ongoing research & development efforts in using artificial intelligence/machine learning to improve the effectiveness of synthesizing this data, resulting in more effective and efficient decision-making and response by emergency responders.

Learn More:

Featured Article: Ensuring Next Generation 911 Interoperability

Wednesday, August 7
3:30 – 4:30 PM

Adopting the FEMA IPAWS Platform for Our Mobile Nation
Presenter: Norman Speicher

As emergency events continue to rise, our nation must be ready to respond and recover from emergency events and strengthen homeland resilience. Learn more about how the FEMA IPAWS system is an effective and efficient way to alert U.S. populations of emergency events. By adopting this autonomous emergency alerting system nationally, we can bolster community, regional, and homeland resiliency.

Learn More:

IPAWS Program Planning Toolkit
Technologically Speaking Podcast: Without Question, This Technology Will Save Lives

Technology Talks and Demonstrations
Orange County Convention Center, West Concourse, Halls A&B, Booth #1033

One the Department’s Centers of Excellence the Critical Infrastructure Resilience Institute (CIRI) delivers technologies, and solutions to public and private entities that own and operate critical systems. CIRI’s research and development initiatives are preparing our nation for the challenges of today and tomorrow by enhancing the security and resilience of our nation’s critical infrastructure. The CIRI is led by the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

Watch a demonstration of the CIRI’s Cyber Secure Dashboard at booth #1033.

Learn More:

Critical Infrastructure Resilience Institute
Protecting the nation’s 911 system from cyber threats Present and Future
NG911 Interoperability Testing Program
Department of Homeland Security’s Centers of Excellence

P25 Compliance Assessment Program (P25 CAP), a voluntary program, allows suppliers to publicly attest to their products’ compliance through P25 CAP testing at DHS-recognized laboratories. As proof, suppliers are required to submit Summary Test Report (STR) and Supplier’s Declaration of Compliance (SDOC) documents. These documents are available on the Approved (Grant-Eligible) Equipment page.

Close out APCO 2024 by joining our annual P25 CAP Open Meeting on Wednesday, August 7, 2024, from 8:30am – 9:30am ET in Room W306B of the Orange County Convention Center. During the meeting, attendees can expect to hear a discussion of the Testing Requirements CAB and its impacts as well as a discussion on newly proposed P25 feature tables to accompany P25 CAP listed equipment.


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