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City officials in Las Vegas joined Verizon executives to witness a demonstration of deployable assets and other capabilities designed to improve communications among first responders and other public safety personnel during large events like the Super Bowl. “Verizon has invested millions and millions of dollars in infrastructure so that the millions of people coming into this beautiful city every year can enjoy fantastic coverage," said Maggie Hallbach, president of Verizon Frontline. "We prepare with the planning committees two years in advance."

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Verizon has launched the Verizon Frontline Innovation Program to collaborate with industry partners to create 5G-enabled technologies that could help enhance efficiencies and reduce response times for frontliners. The program will involve working with partners and first responders to identify, test and develop communication technologies across four public safety focus areas, namely preparation, response, recovery and mitigation, the company said Tuesday.

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Verizon has incorporated C-Band coverage and deployed redundant Wi-Fi and other connectivity platforms and services to support North American Aerospace Defense Command’s initiative of helping children track the whereabouts of Santa Claus on Christmas Eve via a toll-free hotline. Verizon said Tuesday it will provide 5G connectivity service to the command's commercial network and supply equipment, including Wi-Fi jetpacks, Cradlepoint routers and Verizon Frontline mobile assets, to enable volunteers to quickly respond to children’s calls as part of the NORAD Tracks Santa initiative.

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The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office in Castle Rock, Colorado, has chosen Verizon to set up push-to-talk-enabled lines for more than 400 5G ultra wideband smartphones intended for essential DCSO operations. Verizon’s Frontline Crisis Response Team will supervise the delivery of the service in support of DCSO law enforcement officers and staff, the company said Wednesday.

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The public sector business of Verizon has received a task order from the U.S. Navy via the Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions contract vehicle to provide voice and data services in support of the Morale, Welfare and Recreation program. Valued at $15 million, the award entails introducing new technologies to address the Navy’s next-generation voice requirements and enhancing data capabilities, including shifting from the Navy’s Time Division Multiplexing voice platform to ethernet, the company said Tuesday.

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Verizon's public sector business is partnering with various divisions of the Department of Veterans Affairs to help provide broadband internet and telehealth services to veterans residing in rural and remote locations. The project is the focus of a cooperative research and development agreement signed by Verizon Public Sector with the Veterans Health Administration, the company announced Tuesday.

On Dec. 6., the Potomac Officers Club will host the 2023 Healthcare Summit to provide a venue for discussing changes in the U.S. healthcare system since the COVID-19 pandemic. Register now to take part in the event.

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Verizon has published its third annual Frontline Public Safety Communications Survey, which asked first responders and other public safety professionals about technology practices in their field. The report released Thursday showed that 78 percent of the respondents regarded network resiliency as one of the most vital elements of emergency preparedness and response. The survey was […] More
Maggie Hallbach, senior vice president of public sector at Verizon, received her 2023 Wash100 Award from Jim Garrettson, CEO of Executive Mosaic and founder of the award, during a recent visit to company offices. Wash100 Award is an annual recognition of the top 100 leaders in the government contracting industry for their demonstrated leadership, innovation, […] More
Verizon is preparing to offer network slicing services using its standalone 5G core technology and is eyeing public safety as one of the areas to market such services, Light Reading reported Monday. “We will be continuing to work with our public safety partners to innovate with them,” Maggie Hallbach, senior vice president of public sector […] More
Verizon‘s 12-year, $2.5 billion data and voice technology modernization deal with the Department of Health and Human Services is expected to save the agency $700 million by 2032. The company on Thursday cited HHS officials’ forecast on the financial benefits of the Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions task order, which was awarded in 2020. EIS was established […] More
Maggie Hallbach, senior vice president of public sector at Verizon, was named among the 2023 Wash100 Award winners in recognition of her leadership that drives massive government contract wins for the business arm and advances the 5G capabilities of customers. This marks Hallbach’s debut on Executive Mosaic’s Wash100, an annual selection of the top 100 […] More
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