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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 started providing 5G connectivity to military personnel and their families at the U.S. Army Garrison Hawaii's Helemano Military Reservation through a new cell tower. Marta Lacroix, associate vice president of network engineering at Verizon, said in a statement published Monday the company’s partnership with HMR seeks to improve the quality of life for military base personnel.

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Michael Adams, associate vice president for the federal civilian business at Verizon, said the telecommunications services provider remains a "preeminent partner" to the public sector, building on its decades-long partnerships with federal departments and agencies. "Some of our relationships in the public sector span decades, which speaks to our reliability and trustworthiness in a sector that prioritizes security and discretion," Adams said at the annual EDGE24@CES government technology forum.

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Lockheed Martin's Skunk Works advanced development arm has partnered with telecommunications services provider Verizon to demonstrate 5G-enabled visualization content streaming on edge computing devices for military sustainment missions. The partnership validated capabilities in three technology areas: 5G at the edge for latency-critical interactions of augmented, virtual and extended reality applications; streaming of real-time, 3D visualization content; and streaming to edge computing devices, Lockheed said Monday.

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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
Verizon Business has launched a full-spectrum private 5G network for the VA Palo Alto Health Care System under a partnership with the Department of Veterans Affairs aimed at boosting veteran care with 5G technologies. This milestone is a step forward for the alliance between Verizon and VA, which previously resulted in the establishment of commercial in-building 5G […] 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
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