The purpose of this document is to clearly convey the procedures, requirements, and guidance used by the Department of Homeland Security Science & Technology (DHS S&T) P25 Compliance Assessment Program (P25 CAP) for approving and recognizing an Inter-subsystem interface/Console sub-system interface (ISSI/CSSI) Conformance Test Tool (ICCTT) for the conduct of the P25 Compliance assessment.
The JamX 22 counter-jamming event was held at White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico from April 25-29, 2022. The event was co-hosted by DHS S&T's Office for Interoperability Technology Center and CISA's Emergency Communications Division, and continued efforts from the 2016 and 2017 First Responder Electronic Jamming Exercises.
JamX 22 continues S&T's work and findings from the 2016 and 2017 First Responder Electronic Jamming Exercises. Results from JamX 22 will help improve resilient communications training.
This document replaces the previous ISSI/CSSI Interoperability Test Requirements CAB (October 2019) to add a new Appendix B. This CAB lists interoperability test cases for the P25 Console Subsystem Interface (CSSI) and the P25 Inter-RF Subsystem Interface (ISSI).
NIST awarded $2,988,950 in a new round of funding for new interoperable communication systems for public safety through its SBIR program, Catalyst Communications Technologies of Forest, Virginia, was provided this Phase III award for commercialization of its interoperable communications solution.
DHS S&T hosted the NGFR – Birmingham Shaken Fury Operational Experimentation (OpEx) on August 21-22, 2019, at Legion Field Stadium in Birmingham, Alabama, in partnership with regional public safety agencies and technology providers.
DHS S&T hosted the NGFR – Harris County Operational Experimentation (OpEx) December 4-5, 2018, at the Port of Houston in Houston, Texas, in partnership with regional public safety agencies and technology providers.
P25 CAP provides the public with an opportunity to review and comment on Compliance Assessment Bulletins and reporting templates before they are finalized and published. These tables outline comments that were submitted to DHS S&T, along with a response to each comment.
DHS is opening a public comment period to review the P25 Compliance Assessment Bulletin (CAB) addressing Testing Rules. DHS S&T has issued multiple P25 CAP Common Air Interface (CAI) Testing Requirements CABs that address communication equipment’s performance, conformance and interoperability.