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Wireless program takes to Web

The Public Safety Wireless Network program, a federal initiative to promote and educate state and local public safety officials about communications interoperability, has unveiled an online version of its national strategy. The interactive Web site — Public Safety WINS, for Wireless Interoperability National Strategy — is the latest adaptation of the program, which previously has been released on video and CD-ROM. It enables public safety officials to view policy and technical solutions and other resources related to managing interoperability challenges. The site includes a section showing the “state of interoperability” for state and federal agencies that have public safety wireless missions. For states, it presents an interoperability index rating of each one’s level of maturity in six areas: shared systems development, coordination and partnerships, funding, spectrum, standards and technology, and security. The section on federal agencies includes a description of their wireless programs and important contact information. Full Story

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