Responding To A Pandemic: Technology Considerations for Public Safety Answering Points

During a pandemic, public safety answering points (PSAPs) around the country must be prepared for reduced onsite staff due to social distancing measures and increased sick and family medical leave. The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) recently interviewed the Northeast Emergency Communications Center (NECOMM) Director Mike Hall to discuss these solutions and lessons learned. Highlights of the interview are summarized below.

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 from May 8, 2020, through June 30, 2020.

CISA Releases Document Suite Exploring the Value of Federated ICAM in Different Public Safety Scenarios

Today, CISA released the Identity, Credential, and Access Management (ICAM) Value Proposition Suite of documents in collaboration with SAFECOM and the National Council of Statewide Interoperability Coordinators (NCSWIC), Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), and Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI).
Last Published Date: August 13, 2020

CISA Releases Toolkit to Promote Public Safety Communications and Cyber Resiliency

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) is charged with ensuring that the Nation’s public safety and national security and emergency preparedness communities can seamlessly and securely communicate to keep America safe, secure, and resilient. Any interruption in communications can have a cascading effect, impacting the public safety agency’s ability to deliver critical lifesaving services to the community.