The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Emergency Communications (OEC) reestablished the Rural Emergency Medical Communications Demonstration Project (REMCDP) grant to work with a public health or medical facility to examine communications barriers and identify solutions that enhance existing emergency communications infrastructure. The REMCDP Notice of Funding Opportunity was open on http://www.grants.gov/ from July 10, 2018 through August 10, 2018.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Emergency Communications (OEC) has posted results and findings from this year’s SAFECOM Nationwide Survey (SNS).
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.
These videos provide information on the Priority Telecommunications Services (PT) - Government Emergency Telecommunications Service (GETS), Wireless Priority Service (WPS), and Telecommunications Servive Priority (TSP). You can find general information about the programs, enrollment instructions and information on how use the services.
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.
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).
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.
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.
Author: Emergency Communications Preparedness Center Grants Focus Group
Following the release of the FY 2018 Consolidated Appropriations Act, the Department of Homeland Security Office of Emergency Communications (OEC) and the Emergency Communications Preparedness Center (ECPC) Grants Focus Group worked with federal granting agencies to update the FY 2018 List of Federal Financial Assistance Programs Funding for Emergency Communications Federal Funding Opportunities. This List includes program descriptions, available funding amounts, application deadlines, and links to federal agency websites for additional information. OEC and ECPC will continue to maintain and update the List on the SAFECOM website as new programs are announced throughout the year.
Please reference this List to anyone requesting additional sources of funding for emergency communications projects. For more information, please contact the ECPC at ECPC@hq.dhs.gov.
This document provides the makeup and functions of the P25 Steering Committee.