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Tennessee Emergency Communications Board to Focus on Enhancing Statewide Cybersecurity

 Assessment will help guide the state’s 911 agencies in increasing cybersecurity preparedness

State College, Pa., (July 29, 2020)—The Tennessee Emergency Communications Board (TECB), today announced a partnership with Mission Critical Partners (MCP), a leading mission-critical communications consulting and information technology (IT) support services firm, on a new project focused on assessing the cybersecurity status of the state’s 142 public safety answering points (PSAPs). When completed, the cybersecurity assessment will provide the PSAPs with an understanding of their baseline status and increased awareness of vulnerabilities.

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Topics: Industry News, Company News, Cybersecurity, Network Management

Posted on July 29, 2020

John Chiaramonte Joins PPVAR Board of Directors

Will help guide the organization in its quest to improve the safety and effectiveness of the emergency response community by championing alarm verification prior to notification

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Mission Critical Partners Launches the MCP Podcast Network

New informational offering features the firm’s subject-matter experts and other industry leaders exploring a wide range of timely topics pertaining to mission-critical communications

State College, Pa., (April 23, 2020)—Mission Critical Partners (MCP), a leading public safety consulting and information technology (IT) support services firm, today announced the MCP Podcast Network, an informational series that will explore timely topics related to mission-critical communications. Each episode will feature one or more of MCP’s 145 subject-matter experts and/or industry leaders, and will be moderated by Glenn Bischoff, MCP content specialist and former editor of Urgent Communications and Fire Chief magazines.

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MCP In the News: Coronavirus is a Wake Up Call. Are You Listening?

This article, authored by MCP's Richard Gaston and Glenn Bischoff, originally appeared American City & County on March 30, 2020.

The ancient philosopher Heraclitus once opined that the only constant in life is change. But there is another one that impacts every city and county organization and the officials who manage them—sooner or later a natural or man-made event is going to wreak havoc with your organization’s operations. In some cases those operations will come to a screeching halt—if the organization doesn’t have continuity-of-operations or disaster-recovery plans in place.

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Topics: Industry News, Operations, Public Safety Technology, Company News

Posted on April 7, 2020

MCP in the News: Local Governments, Google Band Together to Fix 311

An article recently posted by Government Technology,  discusses how a group of local governments and search engine giant Google have partnered up to create National 311 Day.

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Topics: Industry News, Public Safety Technology, Company News, Consulting

Posted on March 11, 2020