The Department of Homeland Security wants to develop a wireless service that is capable of synchronizing public safety communications nationwide, NextGov reports.
Aliya Sternstein writes that the DHS Security Science and Technology Directorate‘s $80 million research opportunities aim is to equip authorities and first responders with data and video transmission capabilities during crises.
The Next Generation Tactical Wireless Broadband is an 18-month project for establishing a quick approach to upgrade existing network services.
DHS said it would contract the project to industry, government laboratories, academic institutions or nonprofit organizations with the key being a quick transition.
Read the rest of David Barton’s report at executivegov.com.