emergency communications

FPIC Releases P25 ISSI and CSSI Volume II Guidance

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.

Tribal Emergency Communications Program

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.

SAFECOM, NCSWIC, and FPIC Release Encryption Key Management Fact Sheet

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.

CISA Publishes Guidelines for 911 Centers Regarding Pandemic

911 centers, including emergency communication centers (ECC), public safety answering points (PSAP), emergency operations centers (EOC), public safety communication centers (PSCC), and other public service command centers are a critical component of emergency communications, and they face a unique set of challenges when planning for, and responding to, pandemics.

CISA Publishes Guidelines for 911 Centers Regarding Pandemic

911 centers, including emergency communication centers (ECC), public safety answering points (PSAP), emergency operations centers (EOC), public safety communication centers (PSCC), and other public service command centers are a critical component of emergency communications, and they face a unique set of challenges when planning for, and responding to, pandemics.