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Vision: Through the use of advanced communication technologies, the public safety community can more effectively carry out their vital mission to protect lives and property – from day-to-day operations to large events and emergencies.
Mission: To fulfill this vision, the PSCR program acts as an objective technical advisor and laboratory for the public safety community to accelerate the adoption and implementation of only the most critical public safety communication technologies.
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PSCR is investing millions of dollars through 2022 to advance critical research and development in public safety communications, such as location-based services, mission critical voice, analytics, and virtual/augmented reality! Sign up to receive important updates about the prize challenge programs and how you can get involved!
National Institute of Standards & Technology
Office for Interoperability and Compatibility
Office of Emergency Communications
First Responder Network Authority
National Telecommunications & Information Administration
The Public Safety Innovation Accelerator program has released an FFO that is currently open and will cover a broad range of research and development objectives across many technical areas, and will be the PSCR’s primary funding opportunity for FY17. For the full FFO rules and guidelines, please click here .