It is with great pleasure that the Highly Mobile Deployed Networks (HMDN) team is announcing the publication of the October Working Group R&D summit report. The Public Safety Communications Research group (PSCR) conducted a research and development summit on October 18-19, 2017. The summit enabled stakeholders to provide input on public safety's requirements and desired outcomes for the "next generation deployable network." The summit hosted over 80 participants spanning industry, government, and academia. Topics included key goals and possible solutions for the desired future state of deployable systems for first responders. Deployable coordination, machine learning, and security were all topics discussed during the two-day summit. The report covers the latest information regarding the detailed gaps and solutions to two specific first responder operational use cases.