CEO and Founder of Envisage Technologies
Ari is involved in building next-generation training systems, cloud-based learning, records management, automation of high-liability training operations, and pervasive readiness technologies. He is a committee member of the National Congress for Secure Communities and an advisory board member of IADLEST. He has consulted for Federal Agencies, Homeland Security, Public Safety, Military, and Law Enforcement on technology, security, legally defensible records, compliance, and training.
The National Broadband Plan will be released by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in March, and is expected to include a request for congressional funding to create a public safety communications network for police and fire agencies. Who will pay for the building out of this network is still an open question. To help explain how this topic relates to officers, POLICE Magazine spoke with Harris Corp., one of the leading suppliers of two-way radios to LE.
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Columbine is a vivid example of what happens during a tactical operation when communications break down. It and 9/11 are also strong examples of why first responders need radios that can talk to personnel from other agencies.