Tough Choices

Jackson, Donny
May 2009
Urgent Communications;May2009, Vol. 27 Issue 5, p22
Trade Publication
The article discusses the impact of the economic downturn on first-responder communications sector. Aside from experiencing cuts in travel budgets and personnel shortages caused by layoffs, the sector reassesses its strategies to cope with the situation like the state of Missouri which reviews an $87.1 million contract with Motorola to build a state public-safety communications system and the state of New York which leverages P25 networks in a systems-of-systems approach. With this, public-safety agencies are relying on grants from federal agencies.


Related Articles

  • Poking around in animal entrails: problems in search of solutions. Brandon, Hembree // Delta Farm Press Exclusive Insight;1/7/2012, p1 

    The article suggests that economists are still having problems in reaching solutions and problems on the U.S. economic woes. It was noted that the country and much of the world is in deep financial problem and nobody seems to be able to come up with a workable solution that a majority can agree...

  • Low-budget Berlin: towards an understanding of low-budget urbanity as assemblage. Färber, Alexa // Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy & Society;Mar2014, Vol. 7 Issue 1, p119 

    Studies of the interrelations between the austerity measures of local authorities and those of the central state usually take politics and antagonistic political constellations as their starting point. The concept proposed in this paper, ‘low-budget urbanity’, pursues a different...

  • Oversight Rep. draws line on funds for 'failed' regulators. Schroeder, Peter // Hill;1/26/2011, Vol. 18 Issue 10, p8 

    The article reports on Rep. Scott Garrett's statement that financial regulators should not be given a reward for the past mistakes with the budget increase.

  • This Week Online: GOVERNMENT & POLITICS.  // Business Journal Serving Fresno & the Central San Joaquin Valley;5/7/2010, Issue 324175, p6 

    The article reports on the declaration of a fiscal emergency in Fresno, California by its mayor, Ashley Swearengin, for the city to be able to use it s emergency reserves to pay for one-time concerning budget cuts.

  • Economic High Stakes Poker. Kelly, Brian // U.S. News Digital Weekly;3/1/2013, Vol. 5 Issue 9, p19 

    The author discusses how the proposed first victim of a budget crisis in Chicago seemed to be the fire houses and questions whether the size of the cuts will genuinely hurt on a national scale.

  • Fannie Mae, Fed Reserve ax holiday parties. Goodin, Emily; Sasso, Brendan // Hill;12/3/2008, Vol. 15 Issue 130, p6 

    The article reports on the party budget cuts initiated by a lobbying group for leaders of financial sector due to financial crisis in Washington, D.C.

  • Firms report strong activity. Jordan, Hannah // Horticulture Week;1/28/2011, p13 

    The article reports on the strong activity for landscaping contracts despite public sector budget cuts in Great Britain.

  • Leader Out is no longer in. Thatcher, Mike // Public Finance;Nov2011, Issue 11, p4 

    An introduction is presented in which the editor discusses various reports within the issue on topics including a round table debate on outsourcing and budget cuts.

  • Crisis Control: Driving With Bruno. Ehl, Martin // Transitions Online;3/23/2009, p2 

    The article discusses how the new government in Latvia will rescue the country from the financial crisis. It is stated that Latvia has its 15th government since its independence in 1991; and the budget cuts the government plans to make will not be liked by its citizens. The new Latvian prime...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics