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.
The NECP is a forward-thinking, strategic document, driven by stakeholder feedback, which aims to guide the nation now and into the future toward improved operability and interoperability. Stakeholder input will inform NECP development phases for publication in 2019.
The SAFECOM Nationwide Survey (SNS) told us:
- Cybersecurity incidents affect 1/3 of public safety organizations’ ability to communicate, but most lack necessary funding to address the issue or include cybersecurity in the planning process
- Most organizations support their communications systems with grant funds, but many lack funding for personnel and cybersecurity
- Data use amongst organizations is on the rise, yet, many report never using or testing data interoperability
If you can relate to these issues, please join us on Tuesday, July 31st, in discussions to plan for your future. You may join these discussions using the following information:
Event: 2019 National Emergency Communications Plan National Development Webinar
Date and Time: Tuesday, July 31st, 2018, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm EDT
Dial-in (for audio): (800) 699-1085
Webinar Link (for visual): HTTPS://SHARE.DHS.GOV/NECP2019
If you have questions, please email the OEC NECP Inbox at OECNECP@hq.dhs.gov.