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WPS Eligibility

WPS supports Federal, state, local, and tribal governments; critical infrastructure sectors in industry; and non-governmental organizations in performing their national security and emergency preparedness (NS/EP) missions. Typical WPS users are responsible for the command and control functions critical to management of and response to national security and emergency situations, particularly during the first 24 to 72 hours following an event.

As part of the online WPS Service Request, participating organizations will indicate the eligibility of each WPS user based upon five categories of WPS NS/EP criteria established by the FCC:

  • Executive Leadership and Policy Makers
  • Disaster Response/Military Command and Control
  • Public Health, Safety and Law Enforcement Command
  • Public Services/Utilities and Public Welfare
  • Disaster Recovery

Additional information on these five categories can be found in the GETS/WPS Documents section.

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