emergency communications

CISA Releases Update to Funding Mechanisms Guide for Public Safety Communications

Author: Joint SAFECOM NCSWIC Funding and Sustainment Committee

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), in partnership with SAFECOM and the National Council of Statewide Interoperability Coordinators (NCSWIC), published the Funding Mechanisms Guide for Public Safety Communications to assist public safety agencies in identifying funding sources for emergency communications projects.

Risks Telecommunications Central Offices

This infographic identifies the risks associated with physical, cyber, utilities and services, and network resilience of telecommunications central office services as well as potential mitigations to improve telecommunication resiliency. It is meant to facilitate constructive and meaningful dialogue between service providers and their customers in critical infrastructure and Federal, State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial (FSLTT) governments on how to lower the risk to their facilities from physical and cyber threats.

SAFECOM and NCSWIC Develop Incident-Related Imagery Impacts 101

Author: Josh Black, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), Joint SAFECOM-NCSWIC NG911 Working Group Federal Lead

New technologies in 911 centers are enabling the public to exchange multimedia (e.g., photos, videos, text messages) with 911 centers, which can improve situational awareness and inform emergency response efforts. However, this data can impact 911 operations, resources, and personnel.

Resilient Power Working Group

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security (CISA)-led Resilient Power Working Group (RPWG) consists of members across the federal government, state and local governments, non-profits, and private industry. There are over 130 members or ex-members including over 80 active participants with over 40 different entities involved.