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In the aftermath of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, the 9/11 Commission recommended the establishment of a nationwide public safety communications network to resolve communications challenges faced by first responders. One of the major problems identified by the Commission was that police officers were using different radios than firefighters and could not communicate with each other. The Commission recommended improving public safety communications so this would never happen again.
Congress should support pending legislation which provides for the expedited and increased assignment of radio spectrum for public safety purposes. Furthermore, high-risk urban areas such as New York City and Washington, D.C., should establish signal corps units to ensure communications connectivity between and among civilian authorities, local first responders, and the National Guard. Federal funding of such units should be given high priority by Congress.