• Funding for NIST Public Safety Communications Research Program
  • February 9, 2017 | Author: Albert J. Catalano
  • Law Firm: Keller and Heckman LLP - Washington Office
  • The NIST Public Safety Communications Research Program has announced a federal funding opportunity that will provide up to $30 million to fund research projects designed to accelerate innovation in six technology areas: Mission-critical voice, Location-based services, Public-safety analytics, Communications-demand modeling, Research and prototyping platforms and Resilient systems. Projects should relate to research, development, production, and testing of key broadband technologies and capabilities for first responders. Any non-federal-government entity can apply for the awards, which will range from $10,000 to $1 million annually for two years. Applications are due by Feb. 28, 2017.