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5x5 Summit: Commerce agencies work together to advance public safety communications

This blog is a repost from the U.S. Department of Commerce, originally published on April 24, 2024. This June, two agencies within the U.S. Department of Commerce are coming together to advance communications technology for public safety. The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet Authority) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology Public Safety Communication […]

Joe Wassel speaks at 5x5 in 2023

5x5 keynotes reveal!

We are pleased to announce our five keynote speakers for 5x5! Our keynotes are leaders in the field of public safety communications. They will offer attendees insights into the challenges public safety faces, and share how we are innovating to provide solutions for first responders, today and into the future. Be sure to register for […]

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Announcing the 2024 Plenaries

5x5 brings together public safety, researchers, industry and government. Showcasing leaders in the field, our plenaries offer our attendees insights into the technologies helping first responders today and in the future. Taking Flight: PSCR’s PULSE Accelerator Pitch Session In this Shark Tank style session, innovator teams will present their pitches on the use of drones […]

Attendees at 5x5 in 2024

Highlights from the first 5x5: The Public Safety Innovation Summit

We’d like to thank everyone who came to 5x5: The Public Safety Innovation Summit hosted by NIST PSCR and the First Responder Network Authority! The enthusiasm and commitment to enhancing first responder communications was inspiring.  Here are a few San Diego highlights: DAY ONE 5x5 kicked off with a warm welcome from Dereck Orr, Division […]

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FirstNet Authority, NIST announce innovation summit for public safety communications leaders

The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet Authority) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) announced that registration is open for 5x5: The Public Safety Innovation Summit, to be held June 28-30, 2023, in San Diego, California. This year’s event is an evolution of NIST’s Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR) Division’s Annual Stakeholder Meeting, which brings together leaders from public safety, […]