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Alison Kahn
Electronics Engineer, PSCR at NIST | CTL


Alison Kahn is an Electronics Engineer with NIST’s Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR) division in Boulder, Colorado.  PSCR works to drive innovation and advance public safety communication technologies through cutting-edge research and development.  Alison is currently the project lead for First Responder Personal Area Network research, sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology directorate.  This project is working to identify and address barriers in the assimilation and utilization of IoT data during first responder field operations.

Alison has 17 years of experience in the telecommunications industry.  Before joining PSCR in 2016, she worked on end to end device interoperability programs for cellular network equipment manufacturers.  She also worked with commercial wireless carriers to develop and implement customized test plans used to ensure that device vendors could meet both customer required and industry standard interoperability with cellular network equipment.  

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Agenda Sessions

  • IoT Saving Lives - IoT for the First Responder (Location: Grand Ballroom H)