The Office of Emergency Communications (OEC) will be exhibiting and speaking next week at the 2018 Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) Conference. This year OEC is partnering with the Department of Homeland Security Office of Science and Technology at Exhibit Hall Booth #1149, or catch us at one of the many panel discussions we’ll be participating in at the APCO with our public safety partners.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Emergency Communications (OEC) seeks your knowledge on issues affecting public safety communications to inform updates to the 2019 National Emergency Communication Plan (NECP). Stakeholder input is key to ensuring critical issues are considered and addressed during the revision period.
Join us on Wednesday, July 18th, in discussions to plan for your future.
The Department of Homeland Security Office of Emergency Communications (OEC) Border Interoperability Demonstration Project (BIDP) was a one-time $25.5 million grant program that focused on identifying innovative solutions to interoperability along the northern and southern U.S. borders. While the grant program has closed, OEC remains focused on transferring BIDP information and knowledge to all border communities and other interested parties. In addition to a closeout report and the BIDP Study on Implementing Interoperability Channels along and across the United States–Canadian Border, as well as the BIDP Study on Rural and Urban Area Interoperability Solutions along and across International Borders, OEC published two additional studies
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 Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) Office for Interoperability and Compatibility (OIC) continues its efforts to streamline the Suppliers’ Declaration of Compliance (SDOC) and Summary Test Report (STR) templates in an effort to make P25 CAP documentation more useful to end users as well as reduce the burden on manufacturers and P25 CAP recognized laboratories. The latest versions of the SDOC templates can be found below.
The Project 25 Compliance Assessment Program (CAP) is a part of DHS Science and Technology Directorate (S&T).
The following is the P25 CAP briefing for the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) presented at the February 2018 Compliance Assessment Process & Procedures Task Group (CAPPTG) meeting.
DHS OIC, with permission from each manufacturer, is making the correspondence received available. The manufacturers’ correspondence explains, in each manufacturer’s own words, the process each manufacturer is using to bring its equipment into compliance with the Encryption Requirements CAB and the process each manufacturers’ customers would follow to ensure the equipment they are going to purchase or have already purchased would be or would be made P25 CAP Compliant. If you have specific questions about the processes outlined in a letter please contact the respective manufacturer. If you have questions about the Encryption Requirements CAB please contact P25CAP@hq.dhs.gov.
U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) Office of Cybersecurity and Communications Office of Emergency Communications Director Rear Admiral Ronald Hewitt addresses DHS’ efforts in enhancing the Nation’s interoperable emergency communications.
Download the P25 CAP August 8, 2017, agenda below.