National Emergency Communications Plan
Author: Brad Stoddard, NCSWIC Vice Chair, NCSWIC Governance Committee Chair, Michigan SWIC
The National Council of Statewide Interoperability Coordinators (NCSWIC) is pleased to announce the release of its Strategic Plan and Implementation Guide for 2020. The plan is a critical mid-range (three-year) tool to help NCSWIC and its partners prioritize resources, strengthen governance, identify future investments, and address interoperability gaps.
CISA Releases the FY 2020 Rural Emergency Medical Communications Demonstration Project (REMCDP) Notice of Funding Opportunity
On May 8, 2020, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) released the Fiscal Year 2020 Rural Emergency Medical Communications Demonstration Project (REMCDP) Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO). This opportunity will fund up to two demonstration projects that address the National Emergency Communications Plan and identify innovative solutions to improve the delivery of rural medical communications.
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) was invited to share information about the importance of the recently released Emergency Communications Governance Guide for State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial Officials (SLTT Governance Guide) during the United South Eastern Tribes (USET) Impact Week.
In addition to the five elements of the Interoperability Continuum, planning is a major factor for interoperable communications.
In addition to the five elements of the Interoperability Continuum, planning is a major factor for interoperable communications. The documents in this section include resources about the National Emergency Communications Plan, education and outreach programs, and maintaining awareness of the specific issues and barriers that affect interoperability communications.
The following are commonly accessed documents for the SAFECOM program.
The National Emergency Communications Plan (NECP) is the Nation’s guiding document on emergency communications. It is a strategic plan that establishes a shared vision for and coordinates the complex mission of maintaining and improving emergency communications capabilities for the Nation’s emergency responders.