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Inspector General’s Audit Report on FirstNet

​FirstNet received the Department of Commerce Office of the Inspector General’s (OIG) audit report on the Department’s administration of FirstNet’s ethics program and procurement of contractor support in the early days of their operations.  The report makes a number of recommendations regarding improving guidance and processes around the Department’s ethics program and contracting on behalf of FirstNet. They concur with these recommendations, many of which have already been implemented.
Sue Swenson, FirstNet Chair, stated:  “FirstNet is a unique organization, charged with a significant task – to build the first-ever broadband network for the nation’s public safety community. No organization has accomplished what we have set out to do. We acknowledge some administrative missteps were made in the early days, and we have taken and will continue to take steps to address them. I am confident that the FirstNet of today is on the right path forward for these and many other reasons.”

Request for Statement of Interest:  Public-Private Partnerships

The State of Minnesota, acting through the Department of Public Safety, Division of Emergency Communication Networks, is seeking statement of interest for Public-Private Partnership in development of the Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network in Minnesota from qualified partners and interested stakeholders. Download Request for Statement of Interest: Public-Private Partnerships