emergency communications

CISA Publishes the FY2021 Emergency Communications TA Planning Guide

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Interoperable Communications Technical Assistance Program (ICTAP) serves all 56 states and territories. CISA provides no cost support to state, local, and tribal emergency responders and government officials through the development of training, tools, and onsite assistance to advance public safety interoperability.

CISA Takes the Next Step in Advancing Emergency Communications Next Generation Priority Services

WASHINGTON- The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) announced today it will pilot a new technology in support of the Next Generation Network Priority Service (NGN-PS) Phase 2 program, which provides first responders and emergency managers with priority voice, data, and video communications during emergencies and widespread outages. This pilot is part of CISA’s ongoing development of priority services for voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP)-based networks.

Last Published Date: February 2, 2021

CISA Announces the FY 2020 REMCDP Grant Recipient

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.

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.