Author: Eric Abdullateef (Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency)
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), in partnership with SAFECOM and the National Council of Statewide Interoperability Coordinators (NCSWIC), publishes the updated Funding and Sustaining Land Mobile Radio (LMR): Materials for Decision-Makers document suite. The document suite, which contains the revised LMR Trio, Funding and Sustaining LMR Systems brochure, and Promoting the Importance of Funding and Sustaining LMR Action Memorandum, provides information and guidance on public safety radio systems, including the importance of sustaining funding, relevant standards and resources, and considerations associated with FirstNet and system upgrades. While these documents were first published in 2016, CISA worked with SAFECOM and NCSWIC members to update content and align the suite to new branding guidelines. Specifically, the documents have been revised to reflect advancements made in FirstNet technology, Project 25 standards, and guidance found within the Fiscal Year 2021 SAFECOM Guidance on Emergency Communications Grants.
Those with questions to are encouraged to contact SAFECOMgovernance@cisa.dhs.gov. For more information, please visit the ‘Sustaining Public Safety Communications Systems’ section of the SAFECOM Funding Resources webpage at cisa.gov/safecom/funding.