The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) established the Emergency Communications Coordination Program to strengthen emergency communications capabilities across Federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial governments through trusted relationships, collaboration, and knowledge sharing.
As the central coordination point for their state or territory, the statewide Interoperability Coordinator (SWIC) plays a critical role in a state’s interoperability effort.
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) works closely with U.S.-Canada and U.S.-Mexico border regions on numerous cross-border communications interoperability initiatives. Communications interoperability is a fundamental challenge to all emergency response agencies, but border regions face additional technical, operational, policy challenges as well as vast geographical differences on either side of the borders. The 5,500-mile-long international border between the United States and Canada and the nearly 2,000-mile-long international border between the United States and Mexico offers diverse geographies, communities, languages and operational environments that pose unique challenges to respective federal, provincial, state, local, and tribal responders.
The Mobile Applications for Public Safety (MAPS) project is committed to informing the development and distribution of mobile application for first responders. MAPS promotes consistent security, functionality and performance best practices in the development and adoption of mobile apps.
The Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007 authorized the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) to establish the Border Interoperability Demonstration Project, a $25.5 million one-time competitive grant program to provide funding and technical assistance to U.S. communities along the Canadian and Mexican borders.
The Emergency Communications Preparedness Center (ECPC) is the federal interagency focal point for interoperable and operable communications coordination. Its members represent the federal government's broad role in emergency communications, including regulation, policy, operations, grants, and technical assistance.