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CISA at IWCE 2019: Day Two

Highlights from Day Two at IWCE include “Emergency Communications is Undergoing Unprecedented Change… Is Your State Ready?”; Protections, Capabilities, and Real-World Deployments of Encryption Protocols:; and “Interoperability: ISSI, CSSI, DFSI”.Highlights from Day Two at IWCE include “Emergency Communications is Undergoing Unprecedented Change… Is Your State Ready?”; Protections, Capabilities, and Real-World Deployments of Encryption Protocols:; and “Interoperability: ISSI, CSSI, DFSI”.

National Critical Functions

The National Risk Management Center (NRMC) supports CISA’s Cyber and Infrastructure Security Mission by creating an environment where government and industry can collaborate within and across sectors to develop plans and solutions for reducing cyber and other systemic risks to national and economic security. NRMC turns analysis into action by developing risk management solutions.

CISA works in close coordination with other federal agencies, the private sector and other key stakeholders in the critical infrastructure community to Identify, Analyze, Prioritize, and Manage the most strategic risks to the Nation’s critical infrastructure.

Emergency Communications State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial Coordination

Improving and enhancing emergency and interoperable communications is a national responsibility shared by federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial partners. The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) leads the Nation’s National Security/Emergency Preparedness (NS/EP) communications efforts. CISA has developed a framework with public safety personnel and government officials to implement solutions that address operability, interoperability, and continuity of communications.

SLTT Governance Guide Working Group Meeting 10

Since March 2018, representatives from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Emergency Communications Division (ECD) and the State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial (SLTT) Governance Guide Working Group worked diligently to update the Emergency Communications Governance Guide for State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial Officials (the Governance Guide), last released in 2015. The Governance Guide aims to provide a resourceful, multifaceted framework that empowers agencies and partners to establish decision making bodies, for the benefit of the Emergency Communications Ecosystem.

SLTT Governance Guide Working Group Meetings 5-7

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Emergency Communications (OEC) and the State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial (SLTT) Officials Governance Guide Working Group members are updating the Emergency Communications Governance Guide for State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial Officials (the Governance Guide). This document was last revised and published in 2015. During meetings occurring on June 12, July 12, and August 2, 2018, Working Group members conducted an in-depth review and revision process for the 2018 version of the Governance Guide.

SLTT Governance Guide Meeting 2

On April 12, 2018, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Emergency Communications (OEC) hosted the State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial Officials Governance Guide Working Group in preparation for updating the Emergency Communications Governance Guide for State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial Officials (the Governance Guide).