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CTIA: Experts call for homeland security, wireless industry cooperation

Progress has been made since the 9/11 attacks, however. To bolster the value of wireless voice and data communications for U.S. homeland security purposes, industry and government officials need to work closer together, security experts at CTIA Wireless 2005 said this week. The consensus among five experts who took part in a panel discussion was that wireless technologies have improved since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. But they said much remains to be done to set up effective warning systems in the event of a terrorist or natural disaster and to improve interoperability of wireless devices for emergency responders. The toughest issue for police, firefighters and other emergency responders may be the widespread lack of interoperability between public safety networks and devices, experts said. Full Story

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