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Preparedness, Response, Recovery Committees & Working Groups

Working across government and the private sector to prepare, respond to, and recover from large-scale emergencies.

DHS Advisory Groups

Emergency Communications Preparedness Center
The federal interagency focal point for interoperable and operable communications coordination.


The Federal Partnership for Interoperable Communications
Addresses technical and operational activities within the federal wireless communications community.


The Interagency Coordinating Council on Emergency Preparedness and Individuals with Disabilities
Established to ensure that the federal government appropriately supports safety and security for individuals with disabilities in disaster situations.


National Advisory Council (FEMA)
Advises the Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) on all aspects of emergency management.


PIV-I/FRAC Technology Transition Working Group
The PIV-I/FRAC Technology Transition Working Group is working to establish a Personal Identity Verification-Interoperable (PIV-I) / First Responder Authentication Credential (FRAC) standard that is interoperable between local, state, and federal levels.

DHS Committees

National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee (NCS)
Provides industry-based advice and expertise to the President on issues and problems related to implementing national security and emergency preparedness communications policy.

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