emergency communications

CISA at RSA Conference 2020

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency (CISA) leads the effort to enhance the security, resiliency, and reliability of the Nation's cybersecurity and communications infrastructure. We’ll be presenting and engaging with partners at the RSA Conference and Expo—the largest cybersecurity forum in the United States—set for February 25-28 in San Francisco, CA.

Vincent DeLaurentis

Mr. Vincent D. DeLaurentis serves as the Acting Assistant Director (AAD) for Emergency Communications within the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) since September 28, 2019. In this capacity, AAD DeLaurentis is one of three CISA designated Executive Sponsors, as identified in the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Act of 2018. AAD DeLaurentis sets the principal direction for the programs and services that CISA delivers both in the field and headquarters, driving and promoting communications for emergency responders and government officials to keep America safe, secure, and resilient.

New Self-Assessment Tool Helps Identify Next Generation 911 Readiness

Release Date: December 6, 2019
As state offices, 911 authorities, emergency communication centers (ECC), and public safety answering points (PSAP) work toward implementing Next Generation 911 (NG911) networks, assessing progress can pose challenges. Built on feedback received from government, industry, and academia stakeholders, a new self-assessment tool is available to help ECC/PSAP administrators and oversight personnel evaluate a system’s NG911 maturity state and understand the next steps necessary to continue deployment.
Last Published Date: December 6, 2019

CISA Releases the Updated National Emergency Communications Plan

Release Date: September 24, 2019
Today, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) released an update to the National Emergency Communications Plan (NECP). The NECP is the nation’s strategic plan for coordinating and advancing emergency communications to establish and maintain operability, interoperability, and continuity.
Last Published Date: September 25, 2019

WPS Eligibility

Typical WPS users are responsible for the command and control functions critical to management of and response to national security and emergency situations, particularly during the first 24 to 72 hours following an event.

Emergency Communications State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial Coordination

Improving and enhancing emergency and interoperable communications is a national responsibility shared by federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial partners. The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) leads the Nation’s National Security/Emergency Preparedness (NS/EP) communications efforts. CISA has developed a framework with public safety personnel and government officials to implement solutions that address operability, interoperability, and continuity of communications.

Emergency Communications

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) enhances public safety interoperable communications at all levels of government and conducts extensive, nationwide outreach to support and promote the ability of emergency response providers and relevant government officials to communicate in the event of natural disasters, acts of terrorism, and other hazards.

Last Updated Date: September 10, 2019

eAUXFOG Mobile App

The Auxiliary Communications Interoperable Field Operations Guide (AUXCOM) is now available as the eAUXFOG mobile app on Apple® iOS™ and Google® Android™ devices. The AUXFOG is a technical reference for Auxiliary Communicators supporting public safety emergency communications planning and response.