SAFECOM

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.

FPIC Releases P25 ISSI and CSSI Volume II Guidance

Author: Federal Partnership for Interoperable Communications

The Federal Partnership for Interoperable Communications (FPIC), in collaboration with SAFECOM and the National Council of Statewide Interoperability Coordinators (NCSWIC), has published the second of two volumes that addresses planning and implementation of accredited technical standards compliant Project 25 (P25) Inter-RF Subsystem Interface (ISSI) and Console Subsystem Interface (CSSI) technologies.

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. To learn more about unique solutions to this complicated challenge, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) recently interviewed stakeholders who shared their approach to managing a remote 9-1-1 environment.

HOW THE CITY OF ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA HAS PROVIDED INNOVATIVE SOLUATIONS TO ADDRESS PANDEMIC RELATED ISSUES

NCSWIC Releases Strategic Plan and Implementation Guide for 2020

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.

SAFECOM, NCSWIC, and FPIC Release Encryption Key Management Fact Sheet

Author: Jim Downes, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), Section Chief

Public safety voice communications are continually at risk of being intercepted by unauthorized personnel. Vulnerability to radio transmissions can jeopardize tactical operations, put law enforcement officers and other responders at risk, and compromise personal identifiable information (PII). When public safety agencies make the decision to encrypt any or all transmissions, effective encryption key management is of paramount importance.