SAFECOM Blog

Date Title
November 17, 2020 New Guide Provides GIS Best Practices for NG911 Transition
November 9, 2020 Information Technology Structure and Leadership for Emergency Response
October 26, 2020 RESPONDING TO A PANDEMIC: TECHNOLOGY CONSIDERATIONS FOR PUBLIC SAFETY ANSWERING POINTS
October 26, 2020 SAFECOM and NCSWIC Address Communications Dependencies on Non-Agency Infrastructure
October 23, 2020 Responding To A Pandemic: Technology Considerations for Public Safety Answering Points
September 23, 2020 CISA Announces the FY 2020 REMCDP Grant Recipient
September 8, 2020 P25 Steering Committee and CISA release Statement of Project 25 User Needs
August 25, 2020 SAFECOM, NCSWIC, and FPIC Release Operational Best Practices for Encryption Key Management
August 18, 2020 CISA Launches Emergency Communications Tribal Webpage
August 13, 2020 CISA Releases Document Suite Exploring the Value of Federated ICAM in Different Public Safety Scenarios
August 4, 2020 CISA Releases Cyber Resiliency Resources for Public Safety Partners Fact Sheet
July 28, 2020 SAFECOM Helps Plan for the Transition of First Responders into Communications Roles
July 23, 2020 CISA Releases Toolkit to Promote Public Safety Communications and Cyber Resiliency
July 17, 2020 NCSWIC Releases SWIC-to-STO Engagement Guide
July 17, 2020 FPIC Releases P25 ISSI and CSSI Volume II Guidance
July 14, 2020 Responding To a Pandemic: Technology Considerations For Public Safety Answering Points
July 2, 2020 New Value Analysis Guide and Brochure Help Agencies Evaluate Emergency Communications Cost Effectiveness
June 29, 2020 Responding to a Pandemic: Technology Considerations for PSAPs
June 29, 2020 NCSWIC Releases Strategic Plan and Implementation Guide for 2020
June 12, 2020 SAFECOM, NCSWIC, and FPIC Release Encryption Key Management Fact Sheet
June 11, 2020 CISA Develops PSAP Ransomware Poster for Stakeholders
June 9, 2020 CISA Releases Cyber Risks to 911: TDoS Fact Sheet
May 22, 2020 NCSWIC Releases Initial Response Checklist for SWIC Deployment
May 20, 2020 Identity, Credential, and Access Management (ICAM) Pilot Overview Fact Sheet
May 15, 2020 CISA Publishes Guidelines for 911 Centers Regarding Pandemic
May 13, 2020 CISA Releases the FY 2020 Rural Emergency Medical Communications Demonstration Project (REMCDP) Notice of Funding Opportunity
May 7, 2020 CISA Launches New SAFECOM Website
April 28, 2020 SAFECOM Releases Strategic Plan for 2020
April 28, 2020 SAFECOM Releases 2019 Annual Summary
April 28, 2020 NCSWIC Releases 2019 Annual Summary
April 28, 2020 SAFECOM/NCSWIC Announces the Release of Essentials of Alerts, Warnings, and Notifications
March 4, 2020 SAFECOM, NCSWIC Convene in Miami to Discuss Critical Issues Facing Interoperable Communications
February 14, 2020 Note from the SAFECOM Chair
February 14, 2020 Release of Fiscal Year 2020 SAFECOM Guidance on Emergency Communications Grants
February 11, 2020 CISA Publishes the 2016 Rural Emergency Medical Communications Demonstration Project (REMCDP) Closeout Report
February 10, 2020 SAFECOM/NCSWIC Release Public Safety Radio Frequency Interference Best Practices Guidebook
January 28, 2020 Note from the NCSWIC Chair
January 14, 2020 New Self-Assessment Tool Helps Identify Next Generation 911 Readiness
January 6, 2020 GETS Supports CISA National Security and Emergency Preparedness Users
October 21, 2019 CISA Publishes the FY20 Emergency Communications TA and SCIP Guide
October 15, 2019 CISA Encourages Shared Communications System and Infrastructure (SCSI)
October 10, 2019 NCSAM 2019: Be the Cyber Change
October 4, 2019 CISA Promotes Public Safety Communications in Indian County
September 25, 2019 The Updated NECP: Enhancing Communications for the Public Safety Community
September 20, 2019 Release of Public Safety Messaging: A New Frontier for Collaboration and Interoperability Best Practices Guidance
August 14, 2019 CISA at 2019 APCO: Day 4
August 14, 2019 CISA at 2019 APCO: Day 3
August 13, 2019 CISA at 2019 APCO: Day 2
August 11, 2019 CISA at 2019 APCO: Day 1
August 11, 2019 CISA at 2019 APCO: Day 1
August 8, 2019 CISA at 2019 APCO Conference
August 6, 2019 NCSWIC Chair Note
August 6, 2019 NCSWIC Chair Note
August 6, 2019 DHS Priority Telecommunications Services Help Calls Go Through During Hurricane Season
August 6, 2019 DHS Priority Telecommunications Services Help Calls Go Through During Hurricane Season
July 23, 2019 NCSWIC Chair Note
July 23, 2019 DHS Priority Telecommunications Services Help Calls Go Through During Hurricane Season
July 10, 2019 CISA Supports Public Safety’s Transition to NG911
May 22, 2019 ISSI and CSSI Implementation Guidance Document Now Available
May 22, 2019 ISSI and CSSI Implementation Guidance
April 29, 2019 SAFECOM/NCSWIC Announces Release of the Ten Keys to Improving Emergency Alerts, Warnings, and Notifications Best Practices Guidance
April 25, 2019 Public Safety Strategic Collaboration Meeting: Day 3
April 24, 2019 Public Safety Strategic Collaboration Meeting: Day 2
April 23, 2019 Public Safety Strategic Collaboration Meeting: Day 1
April 18, 2019 NCSWIC PTE Committee In-Person Meeting
April 18, 2019 NCSWIC PTE Committee In-Person Meeting
April 17, 2019 SWBCWG Discusses Shared Communications Systems and Infrastructure
April 17, 2019 SWBCWG Discusses Shared Communications Systems and Infrastructure
April 10, 2019 CISA Engagement at 2019 USET Impact Week
April 10, 2019 CISA Engagement at 2019 USET Impact Week
April 8, 2019 Release of FY 2019 SAFECOM Guidance on Emergency Communications Grants
April 8, 2019 Release of FY 2019 SAFECOM Guidance on Emergency Communications Grants
March 18, 2019 NCSWIC Releases Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC) Package
March 18, 2019 CISA Announces Impact of the Internet of Things on Public Safety Communications
March 18, 2019 CISA Announces Impact of the Internet of Things on Public Safety Communications
March 15, 2019 SAFECOM and NCSWIC Publish Resource for LMR Subscriber Units Procurement
March 12, 2019 CISA Releases “An Extraordinary Day” Video Highlighting Mutual Aid
March 8, 2019 CISA at IWCE 2019: Day Three
March 6, 2019 CISA at IWCE 2019: Day Two
March 6, 2019 CISA at IWCE 2019: Day Two
March 5, 2019 CISA at IWCE 2019: Day One
March 5, 2019 CISA at IWCE 2019: Day One
February 27, 2019 CISA at 2019 IWCE
February 22, 2019 SAFECOM Encourages Comments on the Proposed National Emergency Communications Plan Updates
February 22, 2019 SAFECOM Encourages Comments on the Proposed National Emergency Communications Plan Updates
February 14, 2019 Updated Emergency Communications Governance Guide for State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial Officials Released
February 5, 2019 SAFECOM, NCSWIC and the FPIC release the Project 25 Inter-RF Subsystem Interface (ISSI) and Console Subsystem Interface (CSSI) Primer
January 30, 2019 Release of 2019 Public Safety Communications Evolution Brochure
January 30, 2019 Release of 2019 Public Safety Communications Evolution Brochure
December 20, 2018 Release of 2018 Public Safety Communication Evolution Brochure
December 11, 2018 SLTT Governance Guide Working Group Meeting 10
December 11, 2018 Public Safety Communications Network Resiliency Self-Assessment Guidebook
December 7, 2018 SAFECOM & NCSWIC December 2018 Meetings
October 23, 2018 Updated 2018 Emergency Communications System Lifecycle Planning Guide Release
October 15, 2018 New Public Safety Communications Network Resiliency Self-Assessment Guidebook Released
September 28, 2018 2018 REMCDP Grant Recipient
September 27, 2018 SLTT Governance Guide Working Group: Meeting 9
September 24, 2018 SLTT Governance Guide Working Group: Meeting 8
September 18, 2018 SAFECOM Nationwide Survey Results Now Available
August 17, 2018 SLTT Governance Guide Working Group Meetings 5-7
August 2, 2018 OEC at 2018 APCO
July 24, 2018 2019 NECP National Development Webinar
July 12, 2018 2019 NECP National Development Webinar
July 10, 2018 OEC Reestablishes the Rural Emergency Medical Communications Demonstration Project
June 27, 2018 ECD Releases New Studies on Border Communications
June 27, 2018 OEC Releases New Studies on Border Communications
June 11, 2018 SLTT Governance Guide Working Group Meeting 4
May 29, 2018 SLTT Governance Guide Working Group: Meeting 3
May 29, 2018 SLTT Governance Guide Working Group: Meeting 3
May 25, 2018 List of Federal Financial Assistance Programs for Emergency Communications Funding
May 25, 2018 List of Federal Financial Assistance Programs for Emergency Communications Funding
May 16, 2018 Release of Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 SAFECOM Guidance on Emergency Communications Grants
May 16, 2018 Release of FY 2018 SAFECOM Guidance on Emergency Communications Grants
May 1, 2018 Resources on Broadband Deployment in Rural Communities
May 1, 2018 Resources on Broadband Deployment in Rural Communities
April 30, 2018 SLTT Governance Guide Meeting 2
April 5, 2018 OEC Expanding Understanding of Tribal Public Safety Communications and Governance
April 4, 2018 2018 SLTT Governance Guide
March 12, 2018 OEC at IWCE: Day Five
March 9, 2018 OEC at IWCE: Day Four
March 8, 2018 OEC at IWCE: Day Three
March 7, 2018 OEC at IWCE: Day Two
March 6, 2018 OEC at IWCE: Day One
February 28, 2018 OEC at 2018 IWCE
February 16, 2018 Telecommunicator Day
February 7, 2018 Public Safety Communications Resiliency - Ten Keys to Obtaining a Resilient Local Access Network
February 6, 2018 Reminder! SAFECOM Membership Applications Open through March 1
November 28, 2017 Project Responder 5: Meeting First Responder Communications Needs in an Ever-Changing Environment
November 22, 2017 Seeking Innovative, Passionate Individuals with Public Safety Expertise
October 13, 2017 OEC ICTAP Branch Update
September 14, 2017 OEC Building Collaborative Relationships with Federally Recognized Tribes
September 7, 2017 COMU Training Calendar Released
August 7, 2017 FY 2017 Emergency Communications Financial Assistance Programs
July 25, 2017 NPSTC Encourages Public Safety to Adopt the Trustmark Framework
July 19, 2017 ECPC GFG Roadmap to 2020 Released
July 17, 2017 COMU Personnel PTB Sign-Off Process Template Released
July 11, 2017 Note from the Director
July 10, 2017 SWBCWG Continues to Address Border Communications Challenges
June 9, 2017 FY 2017 SAFECOM Guidance
May 22, 2017 SAFECOM Guidance Frequently Asked Questions: Understanding P25 Standards and Compliance
May 16, 2017 National Governors Association (NGA) White Paper Released
May 16, 2017 SAFECOM and NCSWIC Encourage Public Safety to Adopt Trustmark Framework
April 20, 2017 SAFECOM-NCSWIC Offers Life Cycle Planning Tool
April 13, 2017 Elevating the Importance of the SWIC and SIGBs
April 6, 2017 2016 NCSWIC Annual Report & 2016 NCSWIC Strategic Priorities: Summary of Accomplishments
March 31, 2017 2017 SAFECOM Strategic Plan and Implementation Guide
March 30, 2017 2016 SAFECOM Annual Report & 2016 SAFECOM Strategic Priorities: Summary of Accomplishments
February 23, 2017 SWBCWG Addresses Opportunities under the New Administration
February 9, 2017 NCSWIC Leaders Meet to Discuss the 2017 Strategic Plan
February 9, 2017 NCSWIC Leaders Meet to Discuss the 2017 Strategic Plan
January 19, 2017 SAFECOM Leaders Meet to Discuss SAFECOM 2017 Strategic Plan
January 13, 2017 2016 Funding and Sustainment Methods for Public Safety Communications Systems (Table)
January 13, 2017 2016 Funding and Sustainment Methods for Public Safety Communications Systems
December 22, 2016 OEC Shares Lessons Learned with Canadian Colleagues
December 22, 2016 OEC Shares Lessons Learned with Canadian Colleagues
December 8, 2016 FPIC Launches Website
November 15, 2016 New National Council of Statewide Interoperability Coordinators (NCSWIC) Program Manager: Cary Martin
November 4, 2016 SAFECOM Charter Updates and Elections
November 4, 2016 OEC and NCSWIC Partner to Develop a MOU to Improve Interoperability
November 4, 2016 ECD and NCSWIC Partner to Develop a MOU to Improve Interoperability
October 14, 2016 SWBCWG Continuing Efforts to Enhance Border Region Interoperability
October 12, 2016 FPIC Releases Encryption Documents
September 23, 2016 Comments on the National Broadband Research Agenda
August 24, 2016 Project 25 Letter Sent to FEMA
August 5, 2016 SAFECOM Education and Outreach Committee Launches its First Outreach Activities
August 1, 2016 Supporting and Leveraging Your Statewide Interoperability Coordinator (SWIC)
July 20, 2016 SAFECOM and OEC Invite you to Visit us at NACo 2016
July 11, 2016 Auxiliary Emergency Communications
June 30, 2016 Southwest Border Communications Working Group
June 27, 2016 NPSTC Issues T-Band Update Report
May 12, 2016 National Police Week 2016
May 9, 2016 Mobile Risk Mitigation for our Nation’s First Responders
April 29, 2016 SAFECOM Honors Harlin McEwen with Leadership Award
April 7, 2016 Five States Awarded the Opportunity to Participate in a National Governors Association (NGA) Policy Academy on Enhancing Emergency Communications Interoperability
April 1, 2016 Improving the Cybersecurity Posture of NG911 Systems
March 10, 2016 Canada-United States (CANUS) Communications Interoperability Working Group (CIWG)
March 8, 2016 OEC Invites You to a Town Hall at IWCE 2016
February 19, 2016 FY 2016 SAFECOM Guidance
February 9, 2016 Land Mobile Radio (LMR) Trio
February 9, 2016 S&T to Host Multi-agency Operational Exercise at White Sands Missile Range
January 29, 2016 Funding Public Safety Communications Systems
September 24, 2015 Release of the Emergency Communications Governance Guide for State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial Officials
August 3, 2015 Priority Telecommunications Services for First Responders
May 22, 2015 Metro Boston Area Public Safety T-Band Dilemma
April 8, 2015 FY 2015 SAFECOM Guidance
January 30, 2015 A Note from SAFECOM Chair Steve Proctor