Police use A.I. to spot written lies

BREAKING NEWS — A computer algorithm looking for grammar mistakes might be the next technological advance to help catch lying criminals, according to new reports this week. Artificial intelligence is now helping multiple agencies across Spain, giving new meaning to the grammar police. (https://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2018/10/police-are-using-artificial-intelligence-spot-written-lies/152388/) “There’s no foolproof way to know if someone’s verbally telling lies, but scientists…

Florida city turns to AT&T, FirstNet for connectivity during aftermath of Hurricane Michael

BREAKING NEWS — In the days following Hurricane Michael, first responders in Panama City Beach had turned to FirstNet to re-establish communications between departments despite not being customers before the massive storm hit. According to news reports, the city couldn’t communicate for three days, after suffering outages in their broadband and LMR systems. (https://urgentcomm.com/2018/10/26/florida-city-turns-to-att-firstnet-for-connectivity-during-aftermath-of-hurricane-michael/) “Officials…

Headline Roundup: The 5G Edition

BREAKING HEADLINES — For this edition of Headline Roundup, we’ve decided to focus on 5G technology, and it’s possible effect on the future. Below are a number of 5G related headlines from around the globe, including links to the full story for additional information. Let us know what your thoughts below in the comment section!…

BJA announces $5M for public safety justice information sharing technologies

BREAKING NEWS: Just yesterday the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) released figures for it’s $5 million in awards, which will support a number of partner city law enforcement and other agencies with funding to advance justice information sharing solutions. Police One, a blog specializing in news for policing community, is reporting the money will go…

BREAKING: Harris and L3 merger will create critical communications giant

BREAKING NEWS — A merger planned for 2019 will create the world’s sixth-largest aerospace, defense and critical communications contractor, according to multiple news reports today. Harris and aerospace and defense company L3 Technologies plan to merge their businesses and create a new company expected to generate net revenue of approximately $16 billion. The Critical Communications Review is…

Lightning strikes twice; Pyramid lands double IWCE speaking engagements

BREAKING — Pyramid Consulting is returning as a speaker to the International Wireless and Communication Expo in 2019, and is planning to take the event by storm after being chosen to host two sessions during the national conference. Placement was confirmed by IWCE officials earlier today. Pyramid Consulting’s first session, “Tail Wagging the Dog: Public Safety…

National Law Enforcement Museum opens to the public this weekend

BREAKING — More than 18 years after Congress authorized it’s construction, the National Law Enforcement Museum will finally open it’s doors to the public Saturday, Oct. 13 in Washington, D.C. The 57,000 sq-ft facility, which is mostly underground, cost $103 million and is an effort of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. The nonprofit,…

Headline Roundup: Hurricane Michael

BREAKING NEWS — A second major hurricane, named Michael, is barreling towards the Florida coast currently, and as it heads towards land, thousands of residents, business owners, public-safety officials, and first responders are attempting to get a heads up on the massive storm, which should hit later today. The potentially catastrophic Category 4 hurricane is…

Harris adds LTE capability to Unified Vehicle platform

BREAKING: Just yesterday Harris announced new technology for their Unified Vehicle platform, which will create a connectivity “bubble” for authorized devices, according to IWCE’s Urgent Communications. (http://urgentcomm.com/2018/10/08/harris-adds-lte-capability-to-unified-vehicle-platform/) “Harris yesterday announced that the Harris Unified Vehicle platform, powered by Tait, will support LTE connectivity from major carriers by the end of this year, according to a…

BREAKING: Ed Parkinson named acting CEO for FirstNet

BREAKING NEWS: FirstNet has a new CEO, after one of the company’s first employees was named for the position earlier this week. Ed Parkinson, who has been working with FirstNet since 2013, has succeeded former CEO Mike Poth, according to IWCE’s Urgent Communications. (http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/ed-parkinson-named-acting-ceo-firstnet-succeeding-mike-poth) “Ed Parkinson, one of FirstNet’s initial employees and someone who has worked…

Verizon flips switch for world’s first 5G network in four US cities

BREAKING NEWS: Four cities in the United States are now being offered some of the first 5G services in the world, after Verizon “switched on” the commercial end-to-end 5G network yesterday morning. Verizon’s 5G Home is essentially a fixed wireless access solution which replaces broadband cabling, and is available in the cities of Houston, Indianapolis, Los…