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2023 Gold Medal Award


The organization is recognized for leading the development and execution of a $300 million intramural and extramural R&D program that enabled the advancement of critical public safety communications technology. The program used these funds to pioneer technological innovation, accelerate cutting-edge communications research, and set critical communications standards. This successful program sets up the U.S. first-responder community and FirstNet for long-term success, and serves as a model for other government agencies to use when launching programs to address areas of significant impact.

Organizational AWARD

Organizational Representative: Dereck Orr

Communications Technology Laboratory, Public Safety Communications Research Division