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FirstNet Authority, NIST Launch Immersive Virtual Experience Center for Public Safety

The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet Authority), an independent agency within the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) announced today the launch of the Public Safety Immersive Test Center in Boulder, Colorado, to spur the development and deployment of technologies critical to effective public safety response.  





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FirstNet Authority Announces Departure of CEO Parkinson

The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet Authority) today announced that Chief Executive Officer Edward Parkinson will be leaving the organization to pursue an opportunity in the private sector. FirstNet Authority Deputy CEO Lisa Casias will assume the role of acting CEO, effective May 10, while a search to select the next CEO is conducted.



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