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Public Safety Communications


The Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) is focused on building a more resilient and responsive public safety ecosystem. Our research, development, testing and evaluation activities in the domain of public safety communications are essential for creating a robust, interconnected, and secure emergency response communication infrastructure.

Effective communication is a cornerstone of emergency response, and S&T is dedicated to ensuring that first responders have access to reliable, interoperable, and resilient communication systems. S&T's efforts in this domain are highly collaborative, involving partnerships with federal, state, local, and tribal agencies, as well as private sector and academic institutions.  By focusing on the unique communication needs of first responders and leveraging innovative technologies, S&T significantly enhances the effectiveness and efficiency of emergency response operations. This commitment to advancing public safety communications helps build more resilient communities and ensures that first responders are better equipped to manage crises and save lives.

Our work focuses on:

  • Interoperability and Compatibility
  • Reliability and Resilience
  • Advanced Communication Tools
  • Data Integration and Analytics
  • Next-Generation 911 (NG911)
  • Training and Simulation
  • Community Engagement and Alert Systems




Resources from concluded programs are available for reference.

Last Updated: 07/01/2024
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