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Responder News: Video Quality in Public Safety (VQiPS) Initiative Seeking Interested Candidates for its Leadership Team

Release Date: July 27, 2017

First responders rely heavily on video technology to increase their situational awareness while on site at an incident, monitoring the situation from afar or conducting day-to-day response. As video technology has evolved, equipment options have become increasingly complex. Many first responder agencies lack the tools and subject matter expertise needed to make informed video system purchasing decisions, so they often turn to manufacturers for direction. The Video Quality in Public Safety (VQiPS) initiative, established by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T), provides information and support to first responders so they can articulate their video quality needs and ultimately buy the best products to fit their unique requirements.

The VQiPS group helps accelerate public safety video users’ ability to specify and deploy video technology solutions that meet user requirements and improve public safety and homeland security enterprise operations. Participants in the VQiPS group provide their individual thoughts and opinions based on each participant’s particular area of expertise.

S&T recently re-defined the VQiPS Leadership Team (LT) membership roles, responsibilities and other proceedings. With that, S&T is seeking nominations and expressions of interest for membership on the VQiPS LT. Expressions of interest and nominations should be submitted to SandTFRG@hq.dhs.gov and should include the nominees’ name, organization, a description of the nominee’s professional connection to the public safety video arena and a résumé. To be considered, nominees shall be current or retired federal, state, local, tribal and territorial public safety representatives. Requirements include:

  • Have at least five years of work experience in a public safety or homeland security capacity, at the federal, state or local government level; and
  • Have at least two years of work experience developing, advising or executing the use of public safety video in their respective agency. 

Participants in the VQiPS group are not intended to provide consensus advice or recommendations to S&T. For further information, contact: SandTFRG@hq.dhs.gov.

Last Updated: 01/12/2023
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