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DHS prepares to consolidate wireless communications efforts

The Homeland Security Department is on the verge of creating a program management office for interoperable wireless communications, officials said Monday. Senior departmental officials met during the past two weeks to iron out the details of a new program office that will help all levels of government move toward interoperable wireless communications, said Parney Albright, DHS assistant secretary for science and technology. According to Albright, Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge will formally announce the formation of the office any day. “Interoperability is a priority for the department and Secretary Ridge,” Albright said. “We’re now creating a centralized program management office for interoperable communications.” Full Story

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