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S&T FRG ICAM Acquisition Guidance

The Public Safety Communications (PSC) Identity, Credential, and Access Management (ICAM) Working Group (WG) performed an assessment of available policy, procurement, grant, and other solicitation sources for ICAM procurement language across the Federal and State marketplace. This document provides guidance to the Public Safety Community (Community) to enhance existing infrastructure to include ICAM principles.

S&T FRG ICAM Executive Primer

The Public Safety Communications (PSC) Identity, Credential, and Access Management (ICAM) Working Group (WG) set out to create an Executive Primer for Identity, Credential, and Access Management (ICAM) principles for the Public Safety Community (Community). This document provides the educational background of ICAM for all levels of any organization (Executive Leadership, Project Managers and Solution Architects).

S&T FRG ICAM Common Appendices

The Identity, Credential, and Access Management (ICAM) Common Appendices includes definitions, acronyms, and normative references of commonly used ICAM terms. This document familiarizes readers with frequently used terms in ICAM which are used in other accompanying documents like the ICAM Executive Primer and Acquisition Guidance.

Project 25 Resources and Information

Formed in 1990 in accordance with an agreement between the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO), the National Association of State Technology Directors (NASTD), and agencies of the U.S. Federal Government, Project 25 (P25) is a unique user-driven process that works with equipment manufacturers to establish current and emerging wireless land mobile radio (LMR) communications standards that meet the requirements of the public safety community. Project 25 is the only known user-driven emergency communications standards process in the U.S. The Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate leads the congressionally legislated P25 Compliance Assessment Program and supports SAFECOM recommendations related to emergency communication standards development.


The NCSWIC and SAFECOM Blog provides an overview of initiatives, membership spotlights, Office of Emergency Communications updates, and articles related to public safety interoperability.

Written testimony of NPPD for a House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communications hearing titled “Interoperable Communications: Assessing Progress Since 9/11”

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) Office of Cybersecurity & Communications Office of Emergency Communications Director Admiral Ron Hewitt addresses DHS’ collaborative efforts to improve interoperable communications for emergency response providers and Government officials.

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