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The Biggest Takeaways from Day Two of the NENA Conference 2023

MCP was out in force again yesterday at this year’s National Emergency Number Association (NENA) conference. Here’s a snippet of what we learned:

The Biggest Takeaways from Day One of the NENA Conference 2023

MCP was out in force yesterday at this year’s National Emergency Number Association (NENA) Conference 2023. Here’s a snippet of what we learned:

Key Takeaways from the IJIS Institute’s Community Conference

Last week I attended the IJIS Institute’s first community forum in Austin, Texas, with several MCP senior-level colleagues, including Joe Wheeler, who chairs the IJIS Institute’s board of directors.

A Few Words About Marc Berryman — GIS Visionary and Vital Voice of Reason

In a few days, I will have the distinct, yet bittersweet, honor to accept the National Emergency Number Association’s Presidential Award on behalf of Marc Berryman, my friend and colleague who died a year ago after a short battle with cancer. This will occur during NENA’s 2023 national conference in Grapevine, Texas, on June 18.

Cybersecurity Governance and Why It’s an Indispensable Element of Effective Cybersecurity Planning

Every organization should have a cybersecurity program to prevent — ideally — and mitigate cyberattacks. This is especially true of public safety and justice organizations that increasingly find themselves in the crosshairs of cyberattackers.

While Status for Telecommunicators Starts to Improve, Compensation Continues to Lag

National Telecommunicators Week is being celebrated nationwide this week. And rightly so. Telecommunicators represent the hub of the emergency-response wheel — and this has been the case for a very long time.

The Biggest Takeaways from ‘911 Goes to Washington’

Several MCPers recently attended the annual “911 Goes to Washington” event, where industry and government leaders converge in the nation’s capital to discuss today’s most pressing emergency-communications policy and funding issues, particularly those pertaining to the 911 community. This annual event is organized by the National Emergency Number Association (NENA).

Swatting Has Serious Implications and Shouldn’t Be Ignored

A rash of “swatting” incidents recently occurred across the country.

Resolving the Current 911 Staffing Crisis Requires Creative Thinking

Arguably the most severe challenge impacting emergency communications centers (ECCs) today concerns a nationwide personnel shortage that has reached a crisis stage. Numerous factors

Cybersecurity Threat Advisory: Palo Alto Networks Firewall Vulnerability

A new critical security alert requires the mission-critical community’s immediate attention.

Statement from MCP on the Passage of the Spectrum Innovation Act of 2022

The House's passage of HR 7624, the Spectrum Innovation Act of 2022, is a giant leap forward for the 911 community.