Earlier this year, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) reestablished the Rural Emergency Medical Communications Demonstration Project (REMCDP) grant to work with up to two public and state-controlled institutions of higher education to examine communications barriers and identify solutions that enhance existing emergency communications infrastructure. The REMCDP Notice of Funding Opportunity was open on grants.gov from May 8, 2020, through June 30, 2020.
Author: Joshua Black, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), FPIC Federal Encryption Lead
Author: CISA Tribal Emergency Communications Program
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) is charged with ensuring that the Nation’s public safety and national security and emergency preparedness communities can seamlessly and securely communicate to keep America safe, secure, and resilient.
Author: Federal Partnership for Interoperable Communications
The Federal Partnership for Interoperable Communications (FPIC), in collaboration with SAFECOM and the National Council of Statewide Interoperability Coordinators (NCSWIC), has published the second of two volumes that addresses planning and implementation of accredited technical standards compliant Project 25 (P25) Inter-RF Subsystem Interface (ISSI) and Console Subsystem Interface (CSSI) technologies.
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Tribal Emergency Communications Program supports Native American and Alaska Native tribes through consultative engagement, outreach, advocacy, technical assistance, and inter- and intra-agency coordination to ensure strengthened public safety operable and interoperable communications. Each tribe has unique cultures, capabilities, needs, and challenges.
New Value Analysis Guide and Brochure Help Agencies Evaluate Emergency Communications Cost Effectiveness
Author: Joint SAFECOM NCSWIC Funding and Sustainment Committee
Author: Jim Downes, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), Section Chief
Public safety voice communications are continually at risk of being intercepted by unauthorized personnel. Vulnerability to radio transmissions can jeopardize tactical operations, put law enforcement officers and other responders at risk, and compromise personal identifiable information (PII). When public safety agencies make the decision to encrypt any or all transmissions, effective encryption key management is of paramount importance.