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Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC) Innovation Call for Proposals (CFP)
The Call for Proposals is an invitation to bidders to submit innovative science and technology (S&T) proposals in support of Canada's defence, security, and public safety.  The closing date is January 11, 2017.
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The Canadian Public Safety Operations Organization ( is conducting a request for information (RFI) to identify interested suppliers, and technical and business solution options, for a suite of products based on the national Multi-Agency Situational Awareness System (  CanOps has been administering MASAS for Defence Research Development Canada’s Centre for Security Science the past 12 months.  For more information on this opportunity, go to
The Canadian Public Safety Operations Organization (CanOps) is a national not-for-profit service organization.  It was established in the Fall of 2014 to provide operational support for Canadian multi-agency public safety initiatives that require the governance of senior public safety officials.  For more information about CanOps, visit, or email
CITIG 10 Announced!
Join us for Canada's premiere communications interoperability event from November 27 to 30, 2016 in Vancouver.  The Tenth Canadian Public Safety Interoperability Workshop, widely known as CITIG Ten, will again break new ground on key voice and data interoperability issues facing today's public safety sector.
Want to attend?  This event sells out consistently, so secure your spot today!  Want to be an exhibitor or sponsor?  Download the Contribution & Exhibit Package.  In either case, do it early — all past workshops have sold out!  Full details on our Event Page.
CITIG and NPSTC Release Document to Explain Portable and Mobile Radio Use at the International Border with Canada
When are you allowed to use your radio?  First responders require constant access to mission critical voice and data communications and utilize their mobile and portable radios to communicate with the dispatch center and with other public safety personnel.  The need for immediate voice and data access does not stop at the U.S. border with Canada.
On November 10, the joint CITIG-NPSTC Cross Border Working Group released a Cross Border Outreach document that explains recent regulatory changes in simple, concrete terms and provides website addresses for further information.  Download your copy here.
Australia Releases Draft Report on Public Safety Mobile Broadband
On September 23, 2015, the Australian Government released a draft report that looks at the best way to deliver a Public Safety Mobile Broadband (PSMB) capability for emergency services that is reliable, interoperable and works across Australia.  Written responses to the report are being accepted until October, 28, 2015, and the final report will be released in December 2015.  For full details and a copy of the Report, visit
MASAS is now administered by CanOps
Defence Research and Development Canada's Centre for Security Science (DRDC CSS) has contracted the Canadian Public Safety Operations Organization (CanOps) to provide governance administration, business operations, communications and outreach, and user technical help for the national Multi-Agency Situational Awareness System (MASAS).  CanOps is a national not-for-profit corporation that was established in the fall of 2014 at the request of the Council of Canadian Fire Marshals and Fire Commissioners (CCFMFC).  CanOps aims to provide the public safety community with operational capabilities that facilitate public safety achievements.  For more information about MASAS, please visit  For more information about CanOps, visit, or email
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