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Public Safety Communications Research Division

Serving as an objective technical advisor and laboratory, PSCR is driven towards advancing public safety communications technologies by accelerating their development, adoption, and implementation so that the public safety community can more effectively carry out their mission to protect lives and property.

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Upcoming Webinar After Action Report: 2016-2022 PSCR Program Impacts Thursday, February 9 11:00AM - 12:00PM (MT)

Join PSCR Division Chief Dereck Orr at 11:00AM MT on February 9 for the After Action Report: 2016-2022 PSCR Program Impacts webinar! This webinar will provide an overview of the impacts PSCR's $300 million R&D program has made to date.

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News and Updates

The PSCR Pulse Accelerator

The closeout of the NIST PSCR Pulse Accelerator Program last year brings exciting impacts across the board for public safety, with technology-based businesses

Top 5 NIST PSCR Articles of 2022

This has been an exceptional year for NIST’s Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR) Division. PSCR hosted its first in-person annual Public Safety


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Analytics Container Environment (ACE) Nano

The ACE Nano is a repository that contains the work done to integrate the Nvidia Nano IoT device into the ACE Framework. It is set up in two components: Jetson

ASAPS Development Dataset

The Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR) Division of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) created the Automated Streams Analysis

Resource Library

View all PSCR publications and available resources in one location! Organized by portfolio area, the PSCR resource library provides access to recent research updates and articles to date. Visit the Resource Library now. 

About PSCR

New to PSCR? Visiting this site for the first time? Click here to learn more about the history of PSCR and our approach to research today.