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Emergency Communications

No matter what the emergency, communications remain a vital component to keeping America safe, secure, and resilient.

On November 16, 2018, President Trump signed into law the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Act of 2018. This landmark legislation elevates the mission of the former National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) within DHS and establishes the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). CISA enhances public safety interoperable communications at all levels of government, providing training, coordination, tools and guidance to help partners across the country develop their emergency communications capabilities.  Working with stakeholders across the country, CISA conducts extensive, nationwide outreach to support and promote the ability of emergency response providers and relevant government officials to continue to communicate in the event of natural disasters, acts of terrorism, and other man-made disasters.

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Last Published Date: March 4, 2019

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Oct 21

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) is pleased to publish the FY2020 Emergency Communications Technical Assistance (TA) / Statewide Communication Interoperability Plan (SCIP) Planning Guide.

Oct 4

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) continues to conduct tribal outreach to share information concerning free-of-charge services and offerings in the areas of emergency management and public safety communications.

Aug 27

Every emergency response entails an element of science; successful emergency response requires the latest science.

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