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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.

Updated 2018 Emergency Communications System Lifecycle Planning Guide Release

The Joint SAFECOM and National Council of Statewide Interoperability Coordinators (NCSWIC) Funding and Sustainment Committee is proud to announce the recent release of the 2018 Emergency Communications System Planning Guide Compendium. Developed in collaboration with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Emergency Communications (OEC), the updated Lifecycle Guide serves as a follow-on to the 2011 Emergency Communications System Lifecycle Planning Guide. The updated Lifecycle Guide provides guidance to state, territorial, tribal, and local officials to sustain, operate, upgrade, procure, and maintain their communications systems; and enable practitioners to better deploy public safety communications systems. The updated Lifecycle Guide emphasizes that funding public safety communications is not a one-time investment, but instead requires an investment approach.