Alison Kahn is an Electronics Engineer with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR) Division in Boulder, Colorado. Alison is currently the Project Lead for First Responder Personal Area Network research, sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology directorate. This project is working to identify and address barriers in the assimilation and utilization of Internet of Things (IoT) data during first responder field operations. Alison has 18 years of experience in the telecommunications industry. Before joining PSCR in 2016, she worked on end-to-end device interoperability programs for cellular network equipment manufacturers. She also worked with commercial wireless carriers to develop and implement customized test plans used to ensure that device vendors could meet both customer required and industry standard interoperability with cellular network equipment.