It's been a long time coming, but now the First Responder Network Authority, or FirstNet, has released a request for proposals to deploy a nationwide, broadband public safety network. FirstNet President TJ Kennedy is calling it a landmark development. He joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin to talk about the details of the RFP and what it means.
Kshemendra Paul, the program manager of the Information Sharing Environment, said the organization’s annual report to Congress demonstrates a maturing and sustainable set of frameworks and policies.
Contractors looking to submit proposals for FirstNet's public safety nationwide network could see a final draft RFP by the end of this year.
What are the strategic priorities for FirstNet? How is FirstNet pursuing its outreach strategy with key stakeholders? What is FirstNet doing to use collaboration and partnership to meet mission? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with TJ Kennedy, Acting General Manager, First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet), U.S. Department of Commerce.