Established in July 2010, the National Council of Statewide Interoperability Coordinators (NCSWIC) assists State and territory interoperability coordinators with promoting the critical importance of interoperable communications and the sharing of best practices to ensure the highest level of interoperable communications across the nation. NCSWIC members are composed of Statewide Interoperability Coordinators (SWICs) from the 56 States and territories. In this key role, SWICs leverage their relationship with partners involved in responding to disasters at all levels of government to advance long-term emergency communications initiatives.


A Nation where public safety responders can effectively communicate.


By developing professional partnerships and collaborating with public safety responders and policy makers, the NCSWIC promotes awareness of the critical importance of public safety communications. NCSWIC enhances public safety by assisting States and territories through the SWIC with implementing the core elements of operable communications and ensuring interoperable communications.

SWIC Responsibilities

  • Overseeing the daily operation of the state’s interoperability efforts
  • Coordinating interoperability and communications projects
  • Maintaining governance structures
  • Assembling working groups to develop and implement key initiatives
  • Updating and implementing the Statewide Communication Interoperability Plans (SCIP)

SWIC Scope of Work

  • Outreach
  • SCIP program management
  • Grants coordination
  • Policy development

Information and Reports

NCSWIC Charter
The NCSWIC Charter outlines the mission, goals, objectives, membership, and operating procedures of NCSWIC.

2016 NCSWIC Strategic Priorities Summary of Accomplishments
This document provides a summary of 2016 NCSWIC Committees as well as key initiatives, products, and activities.

2016 NCSWIC Annual Report
This year in review document showcases NCSWIC’s recent successes and achievements.

Supporting the SWIC Fact Sheet
This fact sheet illustrates how to support and leverage the Statewide Interoperability Coordinator (SWIC).

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