Amazon/AWS Joins iCERT Board of Directors

Updated: May 3, 2019


Washington, D.C., April 29, 2019 — The Industry Council for Emergency Response Technologies (“iCERT”) announced the election of Amazon Web Services to its distinguished Board of Directors. iCERT’s Board is listed at https://www.theindustrycouncil.org/icert-members-1


AWS is dedicated to building programs and services suitable for use by the justice and public safety community. Whether in law enforcement, emergency management and response, corrections, or courts, AWS has the capability and resources to address this community's unique IT needs. AWS and its network of innovative partners provide data-driven policing solutions to solve mission-critical issues and help your agency succeed.

Since its founding in 2005, iCERT remains the exclusive provider-only trade association championing commercial response technology organizations. “Each iCERT Board Member offers unique technology capabilities to advance public safety, just like the game-changer that is - AWS,” said Kim Robert Scovill, the Industry Council’s Executive Director. “Establishing, maintaining, and growing relationships among key technology company leaders—the members of iCERT—is an important element of iCERT’s vision. We look forward to AWS’s leadership in our mission to advocate for more new funding and introduction of the newest and best technologies in the public safety sector for first responders and the public.”


iCERT improves the public safety ecosystem through continuous new funding advocacy, ensuring that the needs and views of commercial technology providers are recognized and accommodated by all levels of government, driving continuous technology improvements, education, and helping our members reach their organic and marketplace growth objectives. iCERT continues to strengthen its representation of commercial public safety companies, wireless carriers, and related organizations on public policy issues impacting emergency response technologies via cutting-edge technology industry leaders such as AWS winning election to its Board.

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About Amazon Web Services (AWS) - Justice and Public Safety

AWS is dedicated to building programs and services suitable for use by the Justice and Public Safety community. Whether in law enforcement, emergency management, corrections or courts, AWS has the capability and resources to address this community's unique IT needs and AWS meets the needs of the FBI's Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) standard. From body-worn camera solutions to architecting a CJIS secure environment, AWS can help you tackle public safety data needs at every stage of the journey to the cloud. By combining the secure and flexible AWS infrastructure with the breadth of our specialized partner solutions, we are confident we can help our customers across the industry succeed in their missions. To learn how AWS and its partners are helping agencies reduce data costs, improve access, and focus on their missions, download the e-book now, and contact AWS at https://pages.awscloud.com/Public-Sector-Contact-Us.html .


About Industry Council for Emergency Response Technologies

The Industry Council for Emergency Response Technologies (“iCERT”) is the voice of commercial enterprises in the field of critical communications and emergency response technologies.  iCERT plays an important role in addressing public policy issues impacting funding, regulation, and impact of vendors in the emergency calling, communications and response ecosystem.  iCERT members understand that business leaders’ expertise can assist public policymakers and agency professionals as they address complex choices regarding advanced communications technology alternatives. Find out more at www.theindustrycouncil.org.    


iCERT’s Mission

iCERT; 1) advocates for more and new public safety funding, 2) petitions all levels of government to insure that the needs and views of commercial technology providers be recognized and accommodated, 3) helps to grow members’ organic revenue, partnerships, and total market share with exclusive and unique iCERT business-to-business internal opportunities, 4) promotes understanding and adoption of advanced technologies in all public safety sectors - NG9-1-1, Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, Location Technologies, Communications Networks, CAD, Cloud-Based Systems, LTE, LMR, Recording, Dispatch, and Cybersecurity (to name a few); and 5) helps ensure that issues that unfairly burden or impede the introduction of new public safety / response technologies to the marketplace are explained and accommodated before decisions are made by federal, state, and local regulators.

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