State of Ohio Coverage Needs Report

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This landmark study concludes Ohio's data collection and requirements gathering for planning for implementation of FirstNet. This report details Ohio's coverage needs before FirstNet and represents the individual contributions of over 400 individual government officials, every county and every major city in the state.

January 2016 Newsletter

1/4/2016: OhioFirst.Net January 2016 Newsletter

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We are proud to announce our first newsletter for 2016. We are happy to reflect on our achievements in 2015 and those to come in 2016. Download it here!

 


This short video explains the fundamentals of the nationwide program called FirstNet and what it means for the future of public safety communications in Ohio.

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This 13-minute video from OhioFirst.net provides an overview of the 4G LTE (Long-Term Evolution) technology and why it is such an important topic in public safety communications.

The intended audience includes first responders, elected officials, agency directors and other stakeholders that do not come from a technical background.

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State of Ohio Response to FirstNet Special Notice

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FirstNet published a Draft RFP and Special Notice on April 27, 2015. The State of Ohio's response is available here.

Minutes, Ohio Initial Consultation Meeting

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These minutes were captured during the State of Ohio and FirstNet initial consultation meeting. While these minutes provide a good overview of the meeting discussion and interaction between team members, they are not a comprehensive documentation of all presentation and discussion topics, and are not a direct transcript of the exchanges. 


Presentation Slides, Ohio Initial Consultation Meeting

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Presentation slides for our project update at the June 2015 Initial Consultation Meeting with FirstNet.


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Presentation slides from Rick Schmahl, Akron CIO on the 2014 Ebola Outbreak incident and how public safety data with FirstNet would have helped with response.


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Presentation slides from Lieutenant Curtis Braniger with Guernsey County Sheriff's Office on their mobile data systems.


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Presentation slides from president Pablo Vegas of American Electric Power on partnership opportunities between utility companies and FirstNet.


May 2015 Newsletter

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Our May 2015 Newsletter describes our landmark OhioFirst.Net UserPop Survey and provides a guide to the information you will need to prepare to provide a complete response.



The goal of this video is to provide a baseline, common-sense understanding of the term "broadband".

The intended audience includes first responders, elected officials, agency directors and other stakeholders that do not come from a technical background.

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Presentation Slides, March 2015 NPSBN Subcommittee Meeting

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Presentation slides for our project update at the March 2015 NPSBN Committee Meeting.


March 2015 Newsletter

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Our first newsletter, dated March 2015, described our project, program, mission and introduces our team.


OhioFirst.Net Implementation Project Workgroup Charters

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The OFIP workgroups will define Ohio’s requirements for the Service Area, Devices and Applications, and System and Security for incorporation into the Ohio and FirstNet consultation process. These requirements will be developed by Ohio stakeholders and thought-leaders and endorsed by the State’s governance structure to ensure that they accurately reflect user requirements. 


OFIP Project Plan

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The OhioFirst.Net Project Plan, the initial project deliverable, is contained within this document. It describes the project deliverables, high-level schedule, and pricing for each deliverable.

 

OFIP Project Kickoff Presentation

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Presentation slides from the November 12 and 19, 2014 OhioFirst.Net project kickoff presentations to the Ohio SIEC and its NPSBN subcommittee. These slides outline the objectives of the project and the approach for performing the work.