By John Fleming, U.S. Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development; Dr. Walter G. Copan, Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology and NIST Director; and Acting CEO Edward Parkinson, First Responder Network Authority
Never is the nexus of public safety response and economic impact more prevalent than during a disaster. From flooding to hurricanes and wildfires, during a disaster, it is imperative that public safety and local officials have the best tools and technologies to save lives. Having this critical response infrastructure is also instrumental in helping local economies recover and remain resilient into the future. That’s why three agencies within the U.S. Department of Commerce – the Economic Development Administration (EDA), the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet Authority) are working together to help foster innovations in response and resiliency technologies.
This article appears in eda.gov dated November 6, 2019.
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