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Harlin McEwen: FirstNet Forms Local Control, Identity & Access Mgmt Teams

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FirstNetThe First Responder Network Authority and its public safety advisory committee have created two task forces to help the agency manage governance and data access issues for the future national emergency services network.

Harlin McEwen, chairman of FirstNet’s public safety advisory committee, wrote in a blog entry posted Monday the first team will develop operational requirements for the broadband network’s local control application as well as guidelines for managing quality of service, priority and preemption on the infrastructure.

The second group aims to identify challenges that first responders face due to a lack of an interoperational identity, credential and access management system and establish a framework for emergency response organizations to implement federated identity, according to McEwen.

Barry Fraser and Chris Lombard respectively serves as chair of the local control and ICAM task teams.

FirstNet has asked both groups to submit reports to the agency later this year, McEwen noted.

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