DHS S&T awarded $750,000 to SecuLore Solutions, an Odenton, Md.-based cybersecurity company, to improve and increase the resiliency of the nation’s emergency communications infrastructure, including Next Generation 911 (NG911) technologies.
In addition to the five elements of the Interoperability Continuum, planning is a major factor for interoperable communications. The documents in this section include resources about the 2014 National Emergency Communications Plan, education and outreach programs, and maintaining awareness of the specific issues and barriers that affect interoperability communications.
The SAFECOM Nationwide Survey (SNS) is a nationwide data collection effort to obtain actionable and critical data that drives our nation’s emergency communication policies, programs, and funding. SAFECOM will leverage the collected data to identify gaps and inform development of the program’s strategic priorities; and will assist the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security (CISA) Emergency Communications division to execute the Nationwide Communication Baseline Assessment (NCBA). The materials below provides information about the SNS.
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 verses benefits, and sustainability. The resources below provide cybersecurity examples of the technology currently used in the public safety environment.
Establishing a common governing structure for solving interoperability issues will improve the polices, processes, and procedures of any major projects by: enhancing communications, coordination, and cooperation; establishing guidelines and principles; and reducing any internal jurisdictional conflicts. The resources listed on this page will help provide insight and direction on how to build strong governing structures.
The Public Safety Communications (PSC) Identity, Credential, and Access Management (ICAM) Working Group (WG) created a Federation System checklist to provide tips on how to approach data management practices, interoperability techniques, and cybersecurity challenges for the Public Safety Community (Community).
FRRG is an all-volunteer working group that includes 150 members of state, local, federal and tribal law enforcement agencies, fire departments, emergency medical services, emergency management and other disciplines. Its mission is to help S&T maximize first responder safety, effectiveness, and preparedness in the field.
S&T and DRDC CSS conducted an experiment with S&T’s AUDREY, a human-like reasoning system, to determine if AUDREY can perform data fusion, and provide tailored situational awareness information to the paramedic.
APCO 2019, APCO International’s Annual Conference and Expo, is the premier event for public safety communications officials, from frontline telecommunicators to communications center managers to public safety communications equipment and services vendors.