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R&D Roadmap for Using Data Analysis aims to enhance public safety.

Press Release Summary:

Apr 22, 2016 - Issued by U.S. Department of Commerce, Public Safety Analytics R&D Roadmap outlines opportunities intended to spur innovation and promote public safety by increasing data accessibility and usefulness for police, firefighters, emergency medical services, and other first responders. This report, published by NIST, evaluates software, network, and device technologies that could improve public safety response, communications, and operations over next 20 years.

National Institute of Standards & Technology - Gaithersburg, MD

Original Press Release

Department of Commerce Releases R&D Roadmap for Using Data Analysis to Enhance Public Safety

Press release date: Apr 19, 2016

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Commerce today issued the Public Safety Analytics R&D Roadmap, which outlines opportunities to spur innovation and improve public safety by making data more accessible and useful for police, firefighters, emergency medical services and other first responders. Published by the National Institutes of Standards and Technology (NIST), this report evaluates software, network and device technologies that could improve public safety response, communications and operations over the next 20 years.

The roadmap will guide planning for public safety communications research, including how to allocate the $300 million NIST is to receive from the 2015 AWS-3 spectrum auction.

“First responders are gaining access to large amounts of new data from diverse sources, and we need to be able to process it without overwhelming public safety,” said U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Bruce Andrews. “This roadmap allows NIST to begin to chart an R&D course to ensure that new data constructively transforms the way first responders carry out their missions.”

For more information on the report, visit the CTL website