The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Interoperable Communications Technical Assistance Program (ICTAP) provides no cost online software applications that promote collaborative public safety communications planning and response.
Communication Assets Survey & Mapping (CASM) Tool
A secure, free, nationwide tool for agencies to inventory, share, and plan usage of public safety emergency communications assets. Users access a single database by browser to manage information about Federal, state, tribal, local, and non-governmental organization (NGO) agencies/organizations, communication assets, and personnel. CASM has a Department Homeland Security (DHS) Federal Information Security Modernization Act (FISMA) authority to operate and access is restricted to approved users.
Public Safety Mobile Apps
The CASM Resource Finder App, eNIFOG , and eAUXFOG were developed by the Office of Emergency Communications to support public safety emergency communications.
Too often, we see news about attacks on ordinary people who are simply going about their everyday lives around the world, and even here at home. While we remain vigilant about preventing terrorist attacks on traditional targets and high profile events, it’s equally important that we focus on securing soft targets. These are places where people gather freely, like music festivals, houses of worship, or shopping centers, which are easily accessible and often have minimal security, potentially making it easier and cheaper to carry out an attack.
Technology is a critical tool for improving interoperability that should meet the needs of practitioners on the front lines and should address regional needs, existing infrastructure, cost versus benefits, and sustainability. The resources below provide examples of communications resiliency
The Communication Assets Survey and Mapping Tool (CASM), offered by the Office of Emergency Communications (OEC) Interoperable Communications Technical Assistance Program (ICTAP), is the primary resource nationwide for the emergency communications community to inventory and share agency, asset, and COMU information, for the purpose of planning public safety communications operability and interoperability.
As communications and information sharing technologies advance, the public safety community faces an increasing amount of Identity, Credential, and Access Management (ICAM) challenges.
The Interoperable Communications Technical Assistance Program (ICTAP) provides these mobile applications to Public Safety community in order to enhance Emergency Communications Interoperability.
The Federal Partnership for Interoperable Communications (FPIC) serves as a coordination and advisory body to address technical and operational wireless issues relative to interoperability within the public safety emergency communications community, interfacing with voluntary representatives from Federal, State, local, territorial, and tribal organizations.
The SAFECOM and the National Council of Statewide Interoperability Coordinators (NCSWIC) announcements page provides the public safety community with upcoming engagements and public safety highlights from the news.