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Safecom absorbs public safety network

The Public Safety Wireless Network, a joint program between the Treasury Department and the Justice Department and a valuable resource on interoperable communications for state, local and tribal communities, has officially been folded into Project SafeCom. “It’s like starting a new program with a lot more oomph to it,” said Rick Murphy, deputy manager with SafeCom and formerly a PSWN program manager for Treasury. Being folded into SafeCom will enhance the issue of interoperability on the legislative and administrative levels as well, he added. Established as one of the Bush administration 24 e-government initiatives, SafeCom serves as the umbrella program overseeing all initiatives related to public safety communications and interoperability. It is housed within the Homeland Security Department’s Science and Technology Directorate. Full Story

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