On May 3, 2018, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Emergency Communications (OEC) hosted the State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial Officials Governance Guide Working Group in preparation for updating the Emergency Communications Governance Guide for State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial Officials (the Governance Guide). During the meeting, working group members began the process of conducting an in-depth review and revision process of the 2015 guide.
On behalf of the Office of Emergency Communications (OEC), I am pleased to present the Fiscal Year 2018 SAFECOM Guidance on Emergency Communications Grants (SAFECOM Guidance). This document is updated annually to provide current information on emergency communications policies, eligible costs, best practices, and technical standards for state, local, tribal, and territorial grantees investing federal funds in emergency communications projects.
The International Wireless Communications Expo (IWCE) is the leading event for communications technology, bringing over 7,000 industry professionals all in one place. The Office of Emergency Communications (OEC) is partnered with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Science and Technology (S&T) at Exhibit Hall this week in Booth #3345. Additionally, on March 12, 2018, OEC is partnering with its public safety partners in two sessions.
Author: Ken Bradley, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) Office of External Affairs
International Wireless Communications Expo
The International Wireless Communications Expo (IWCE) is the leading event for communications technology, bringing over 7,000 industry professionals all in one place.
Government and public safety entities rely on voice and data communications networks to achieve their missions. Yet, one of the most critical and most vulnerable parts of these networks is often overlooked: the local access network.
The Arctic Communications and Technologies program is a multi-year effort within the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate that will identify and evaluate appropriate terrestrial and space-based solutions to extend and enable U.S. Coast Guard operations in the Arctic.
The International Wireless Communications Expo (IWCE), the premier event for communications technology, will be held at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., from March 5 to 9, 2018. Participants can network, as well as learn about communications technologies, products, and policies. Come see the DHS Science and Technology Directorate’s Sridhar Kowdley (Program Manager), Cuong Luu (Program Manager), and John Merrill (Director) as they discuss their programs and present what they have been working on.
Technology is a critical tool for improving interoperability that should meet the needs of practitioners on the front lines and should address regional needs, existing infrastructure, cost versus benefits, and sustainabil
ATAK is one of those “game-changers that dramatically alters the user’s understanding of the action in any given area of operation.