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The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) is pleased to announce its annual Video Quality in Public Safety (VQiPS) Workshop is scheduled for August 7-8 in Raleigh, North Carolina. We invite you to attend to learn from panel speakers and attendees about public safety video use cases and applications from across the country.
When: Wednesday, August 7 through Thursday, August 8, 2019
Where: Embassy Suites Raleigh Crabtree located at 4700 Creedmoor Road, Raleigh, North Carolina
For more information, please visit our registration site: http://www.cvent.com/d/y6q3v3.
Who Should Attend
Federal, state, tribal, and local public safety representatives, including DHS components, academia, standards development organization representatives, industry, and other federal partners with an interest in public safety video systems and applications.
Invitational travel is available for public safety practitioners, but is limited. Information on how to apply can be found on the event page.
What is VQiPS
First responders rely heavily on video technology to increase their situational awareness while onsite at an incident, monitoring an incident from afar, or conducting day-to-day response. As video technology has evolved, equipment options have become increasingly complex. The VQiPS Initiative provides information and support to first responders so they can articulate their own video quality needs and ultimately buy the best products to fit those needs. VQiPS empowers practitioners with the tools and information needed to purchase and deploy the appropriate video technology solutions to support their mission. Recent knowledge products include Policy Considerations for Video in Public Safety which assists practitioners by providing guidance for government agencies crafting written policies and procedures for the use of video in a variety of public safety applications; and the Digital Video Quality Handbook, which was updated in 2018 to account for the latest in video standards development.