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July 13, 2010
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Emergency-response system needs upgrade

Technology and telecommunications policy briefing

By Rep. Henry Waxman

WASHINGTON, DC — The 9/11 attacks and Hurricane Katrina showed what happens when public safety officials lack a reliable means to communicate in the midst of a disaster. Lives were imperiled and lost and response efforts impeded when communication networks failed and firefighters and police could not share urgent information with each other.


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