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6 Key Findings of Incident Reporting

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Thursday, December 13, 2018 -- 11:00 AM PT/2:00 PM ET

An exceeding number of police departments and law enforcement agencies, whose officers spend upwards of 3-4 hours a day completing incident reports and other time-sensitive paperwork*, are turning to smarter tools, such as speech recognition solutions, to help transform their police reporting workflows.

Join us on Thursday, December 13, 2018 at 2:00 PM ET to hear why these law enforcement professionals are embracing smarter tools to complete higher-quality reports and move mission-critical information within the CAD/RMS faster and more efficiently – all by voice.

This discussion will provide you with an understanding of:

  • What law enforcement has to say about current reporting processes
  • Why officers, especially recruits, want smarter tools to help with police paperwork
  • Why manual reporting has a negative impact on report accuracy and productivity and can hinder criminal proceedings
  • How departments can speed up data entry within the CAD/RMs and move mission-critical information more accurately and efficiently
  • How speech recognition technology can help increase officer safety and improve situational awareness and productivity on patrol
  • Why embracing smarter technology increases community visibility, and minimizes costs

Learn how your department can make incident reporting faster, safer and more complete by registering for our webinar today.

*Role of Technology in Law Enforcement Paperwork Survey 


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Demystifying the Convergence of LTE and LMR Networks for First Responders

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Originally aired: Thursday, December 6, 2018 -- 11:00 AM PT/2:00 PM ET

Narrowband Land Mobile Radio (LMR) networks and user radio equipment have been the cornerstone of mobile communications for First Responders for decades. The trend from traditional analog to more robust wireless broadband networks in recent years has improved the overall accessibility but questions remain on whether the new networks can provide all the required capabilities First Responders need to do their job.

Increasing demand for bandwidth intensive applications such as video, advanced mapping and analytics, alongside critical voice communications has been driving adoption of broadband LTE cellular networks, such as FirstNet.

Join our panel of industry experts for this insightful 60-minute on-demand webinar as they discuss the critical differences between LMR networks and LTE networking, how these technologies can successfully co-exist, and explore the future of critical communications for First Responders.

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  • Current and future industry trends for LTE and LMR technologies
  • Challenges and obstacles with the convergence of technologies
  • Real-life examples of successful hybrid communication strategies for First Responders
  • Recommendations for future proofing your agency; adoption of new technologies and how to bridge the gap


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Lawmakers Introduce Bills to Aid Federal Officers Affected by Massive Personnel Records Hack

July 17, 2015  | 

In addition to holding oversight hearings into the recent Office of Personnel Management (OPM) data breaches, of which there will certainly be more to come, lawmakers are also proposing legislative responses.

Last week legislation was introduced in the House and Senate to provide stronger protections for the millions of Americans affected by the OPM data breaches.

Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), a senior member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, and Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) led their respective chambers in sponsoring the RECOVER Act (Reducing the Effects of the Cyberattack on OPM Victims Emergency Response Act of 2015; H.R. 3029, S. 1746).

The legislation would provide free lifetime identity theft protection to those affected by the OPM data breaches and includes identity theft insurance covering losses up to $5 million.

“OPM’s proposed protection would not protect workers and retirees if hackers waited a couple of years in the future before exploiting the stolen identities. The scope of the breach is bad enough; our lifetime protection would at least ease some of the anguish,” Congresswoman Norton said upon introduction of the legislation.

“Private-sector cyberhacks and cyberattacks have become too commonplace, but when the federal government’s own computer system shows its vulnerabilities to the world, we have a responsibility to protect the people who have been put at risk,” said Senator Cardin.

The House bill is cosponsored by House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Ranking Member Elijah Cummings (D-MD), and Reps. Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), Donna Edwards (D-MD), Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD), and Don Beyer (D-VA). The Senate bill is cosponsored by Sens. Barbara Mikulski (D-MD), Tim Kaine (D-VA), and Mark Warner (D-VA).

Many federal employee groups have already endorsed the legislation.

The legislators representing the DC-metro area aren’t the only lawmakers offering bills in response to the OPM hack.

Reps. Matt Cartwright (D-PA), Richard Hanna (R-NY), and Cummings (D-MD) introduced the bipartisan ANTI Virus (A Necessary and Targeted Impediment to Viruses) Act (H.R. 3000). The legislation requires agencies that lose that control over personally identifiable information of their employees to provide victims with personal licenses for one year’s worth of antivirus software to help protect them from subsequent attacks that might occur at home, such as a spear phishing attack.

Other lawmakers are going beyond the OPM breach and have offered legislation to protect consumer data from breaches.

Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI) recently introduced the Consumer Privacy Protection Act of 2015 (H.R. 2977). The bill would require companies that store personal information of more than 10,000 customers to take certain steps to protect that information, and to notify customers and federal law enforcement if a breach occurred, among other provisions.

“Today, consumers are providing more personal information than ever before to major companies. Consumers expect that this information will be kept secure, and Congress has a responsibility to ensure that the corporations holding this data take measures to protect it,” said Rep. Cicilline.

The broader conversations taking place within Congress about cybersecurity and information-sharing between the public and private sectors are likely to continue this session, finally receiving attention this congressional session the issues have long been denied.

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