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Last Thursday, U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker announced the reappointment of Sue Swenson, Jeff Johnson, and Teri Takai to the FirstNet Board of Directors. Sue Swenson will continue to serve as Board Chair for another two-year term. Board member Barry Boniface has decided not to seek reappointment to his seat due to the demands of his business, but he has agreed to remain on until a replacement is found or until the end of the year, whichever occurs first. For more information, please see the blog post.
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Governor Calvo Approves Build Out Plan for First Responder Network

Guam to transform communications for public safety
Date Posted: Thursday, January 4, 2018 - 09:00
Category: Public
Guam is modernizing communications technology for its first responders. Governor Calvo on January 4, 2018 opted in to a plan that will upgrade and improve communication for our island's public safety community.

FirstNet and AT&T Executives Visit Guam

Delivery of Official Notification Letter to Governor
Date Posted: Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 09:00
Category: Public
FirstNet Chief Customer Officer Rich Reed and AT&T Vice President for State Outreach and Consultation Doug Clark visit Guam.

Guam's Public Safety on Quality of Service, Priority and Preemption

FirstNet provides presentation and NPSBN
Date Posted: Thursday, September 1, 2016 - 09:00
Category: Public
FirstNet representatives were on Guam in late August 2016 to provide a presentation to Guam's Public Safety community on FirstNet and the network's ability in relation to Quality of Service, Priority and Preemption.

FirstNet Announces new staff positions

Date Posted: Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 00:00
Category: Public
FirstNet Announces New Staff Positions as organization prepares for post award challenges. Source: Urgent Communications. To read the full article, click here: FirstNet announces new staff positions as organization prepares for post-award challenges (6/30) – Urgent Communications

FirstNet News

FirstNet Pre-proposal Meeting available and FirstNet Board Meeting News
Date Posted: Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - 09:00
Category: Public
FirstNet provides an archived video of its RFP Pre-Conference Meeting held on March 10, 2016 as well as provides information on their upcoming Board Meeting via teleconference and webinar on March 16.

Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement Public Meeting

FirstNet to hold public meeting on April 5, 2016 at Hilton Guam Resort
Date Posted: Monday, March 14, 2016 - 17:00
Category: Public
 On March 4, FirstNet announced the availability of the Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for the Non-Contiguous Region (“Draft PEIS”), along with a series of public meetings to be held throughout the Non-Contiguous Region to receive comments on the Draft PEIS. 

Governor Calvo Appoints New Single Point of Contact for FirstNet

Frank Lujan, Jr., GovGuam's Chief Technology Officer, takes on new role
Date Posted: Monday, March 7, 2016 - 08:00
Category: Public
With the recent retirement of Mr. Bradley A. Hokanson, Government of Guam's SWIC and FirstNet SPOC, the Governor has appointed Mr. Francisco "Frank"  L.G. Lujan, Jr. as the new Single Point of Contact (SPOC) for Guam

FirstNet Releases Request for Proposal

Date Posted: Wednesday, January 13, 2016 - 09:00
Category: Public
The Request for Proposal (RFP) for the Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network was released on Wednesday January 13. Responses to date from the public safety community, states and industry players have been overwhelmingly positive. 

FirstNet Board Approves Release of RFP

Date Posted: Thursday, December 10, 2015 - 15:00
Category: Public
The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) Board today approved the Request for Proposal (RFP) to deploy the nationwide public safety broadband network (NPSBN) and directed management to take all necessary actions to release the RFP in early January.  The Board’s approval advances FirstNet's Strategic Program Roadmap and moves FirstNet a step closer to establishing a public-private partnership to build, operate, and maintain the NPSBN. 

Website offers information on Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network

Date Posted: Tuesday, November 17, 2015 - 08:00
Category: Public
The Offices of Guam Homeland Security and Civil Defense is pleased to announce the launching of a new website:  www.GuamPSBN.org. The website was designed and developed to serve as an educational outreach tool that will provide information for both public and private entities regarding the Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network (NPSBN) and how it will help Guam’s public safety community.

Initial consultation meeting with FirstNet completed

Press Release
Date Posted: Friday, October 23, 2015 - 11:00
Category: Public
The Offices of Guam Homeland Security and Civil Defense (OHS/OCD), under the State Local Implementation Grant Program (SLIGP) coordinated the Guam Initial Consultation Meeting with the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet).