NIST reported that it reviewed 162 proposals from industry, academia, and public safety organizations and chose 33 that span five key technology areas.
Marine Corps Maj. Mark Simmons, systems engineer for CERS and Enhanced 911 at Marine Corps Systems Command, said "CERS aggregates multiple capabilities -- E911, Computer-Aided Dispatch, incident records management, and fire station alerting -- into a single workstation, giving emergency dispatchers the ability to quickly, and more accurately, dispatch the appropriate assets where necessary in the shortest time possible."
CDC's 2018 Yellow Book is now available for free via download or for order in hard copy.
The nominee must have performed "hands on" aid in saving a life and, for law enforcement officers, firefighters, emergency medical technicians, and those in similar professions, the lifesaving action cannot have been part of their normal job responsibilities; it must have been above and beyond the call of duty.
The three-day annual event hosted by NIST’s Public Safety Communications Research Division is taking place at the Marriott Rivercenter in San Antonio.
The Coast Guard has developed an infographic with relevant information.