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A podcast focusing on the leaders and innovators in public safety and homeland security technology and operations.

A podcast focusing on the leaders and innovators in public safety and homeland security technology and operations.
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United States

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A podcast focusing on the leaders and innovators in public safety and homeland security technology and operations.

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English


Episodes

Episode 8 - Rik Legault, Director of the Office of Public Safety Research (OPSR) for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T), First Responders Group (FRG)

8/7/2018
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Interview with Rik Legault, Director of Office for Public Safety Research (OPSR) at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate, First Responders Group (FRG) About OPSR The office serves as science and technology advisor to the agency, the public, and frontline first responders. OPSR houses the social, behavioral, and economic science capabilities, law enforcement, digital forensics, and protection of national critical infrastructure. The office has...

Episode 7 - Red Grasso, North Carolina First Responder Emerging Technologies Director & Single Point of Contact (SPOC) for FirstNet in North Carolina

7/17/2018
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Red Grasso - North Carolina First Responder Emerging Technologies Director & Single Point of Contact (SPOC) for FirstNet in North Carolina State of Public Safety Communications in North Carolina North Carolina has a strong state interoperability executive committee whose membership has good ideas and provides great direction. The state has a good statewide land mobile radio (LMR) system called the voice interoperability plan for emergency responders (VIPER). The system was designed for...

Episode 6 - Sally Fay, Communications & Outreach Director and Statewide Interoperability Coordinator (SWIC) for the State of Indiana

7/2/2018
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Interview with Sally Fay, Communications & Outreach Director and Statewide Interoperability Coordinator (SWIC) for the State of Indiana State of Public Safety Communications in Indiana Indiana recently completed building a statewide land mobile radio (LMR) 700/800 Mhz system. The P25 system has about 160 sites and nearly 90,000 users in all 92 Indiana counties with 95% guaranteed portable and on the street coverage. With operations and maintenance costs of $100 Million over the next 20...

Episode 5 - Charles Werner, Chair, National Council on Public Safety UAS

6/18/2018
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Interview with Charles Werner, Chair, National Council on Public Safety UAS (NCPSU) Background Charles Werner has 44 years experience in public safety with 37 years of service with the Charlottesville, Virginia fire department. Werner served his last 10 years of tenure as fire chief (2005-2015). Involved with national initiatives, and known as the technology fire chief, Werner began exploring unmanned aircraft systems to see what they had to offer public safety. After retiring, he became...

Episode 4-Mick McKeown, Executive Director at DHS Office of Partnership and Engagement

6/4/2018
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Interview with Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Office of Partnership and Engagement, Executive Director, Campaigns and the Homeland Security Advisory Council Michael (Mick) McKeown About the Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC) The HSAC is focused on how to improve DHS internally. Unlike longer existing departments, DHS has only had to transition two executive branches and there are many new ideas to improve government. Currently a big trend is identifying ways to improve...

Duration:00:29:46

Episode 3-Mike Tischler, Director USGS Geospatial Office

5/15/2018
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Michael Tischler is the Director of the National Geospatial Program (NGP) at the US Geological Survey. NGP has existed for over 130 years and was originally created to make topographic maps to help settle the western part of the US. NGP now serves as an aggregator of federal data sets of mapping and geospatial information across multiple federal agencies. For example, the US Census provides transportation data that NGP then includes in its topographic data. The data and maps are openly...

Episode 2-Safe Communities, Smart Government Podcast with PSCR Division Chief Dereck Orr

5/8/2018
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Interview with Dereck Orr, Division Chief of Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR) Division at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) About PSCR PSCR is part of NIST and provides scientific and engineering expertise to help public safety realize their communications potential, “that so many people assumes exist, but it doesn’t.” PSCR existed in a small capacity before 9/11, but experienced growth due to the focus and effort on interoperability at that time and...

Episode 1-Safe Communities, Smart Government Podcast with Deputy County Manager James Schwartz

4/30/2018
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Deputy County Manager Jim Schwartz talks about trends and innovation in public safety and government in general.

Duration:00:39:31