OEC at 2018 IWCE

Author: Ken Bradley, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) Office of External Affairs

Join the Office of Emergency Communications (OEC) at the 2018 International Wireless Communications Expo (IWCE). This year OEC is partnering with the Department of Homeland Security Office of Science and Technology at Exhibit Hall Booth #3345 or catch us at one of the many panel discussions we’ll be participating in at the IWCE with our public safety partners:


What is NG911?

8:30 AM – 11:30 PM; Room N220F

  • Gerald Jaskulski, Brian Fontes, Kelli Merriweather, Laurie Flaherty, Lisa Madden, Mark Buchholz, Stephen Verbil

How the Next Generation of Statewide Interoperability Coordinators (SWICs) Can Help You

11:45 AM – 12:30 PM; Room N220D

  • Adrienne Roughgarden, Ralph Barnett, Nikki Cassingham, Joe Galvin, David Soloos, John Miller

Project 25 Compliance Assessment Program (P25 CAP): Updates, Upgrades, and Up Next

11:45 AM – 12:30 PM; Room N320GH

  • James Downes, Michael Newburn, Rodger Strope, Sridhar Kowdley

Panelist for P25 User’s Perspective, Interoperability, and Customer Applications Update for 2018

2:30 PM – 5:30 PM; Room N320GH

  • James Downes, Brad Stoddard, Allen J. Wonder, Cindy Cast, Del Smith, James Miller, John Richards, Keith LaPlant, Lorin Mock, Stephen Nichols, Tim Lewis

Preparing Communications for Disaster Operations

2:30 PM – 5:30 PM; Room N220F

  • Pam Montanari, Ben Holycross


Emergency Communications along the Northern and Southern Borders

1:30 PM – 2:15 PM; Room N220F

  • Dusty Rhoads, Ted Lawson, Todd Early


Got Comms? Recognizing and Mitigating Interference (Electronic Jamming)

2:45 PM – 4:00 PM; Room N220E

  • Brandon Smith, Brian LaFlure, Darin Douglass, Shridhar Kowdley

Project 25 Security: New Standards, Applications, Interoperability

4:15 PM – 5:30 PM; Room N220E

  • James Downes, Jeremy Elder, Jim Holthaus, Richard (Allen) Massie, Stephen Nichols

How to Adopt Mobile Apps and Avoid the Interoperability Challenges of the Past: Standards or Regional Coordination

4:15 PM – 5:30 PM; Room N220D

  • Ron Hewitt, Niki Papazoglakis, Scott Edson, Shing H. Lin


Strategic Planning for All Emergency Communications Technology

10:15 AM – 11:15 AM; IWCE Theater

  • Ron Hewitt, Eric Runnels, Pam Montanari, Nikki Cassingham, Joe Galvin, Michael Marusich

Panelist for Preparing CSSI and ISSI

10:15 AM – 11:15 AM; Room N220D

  • James Downes, Ed Boyer, Scott Wright, Steve Dyson, Stephen Divine


Emergency Communications during 2017 Hurricanes

11:15 AM – 12:30 PM; Room N220G

  • Ron Hewitt, Pam Montanari, Wes Rodgers

Resilient Comms on the Fireground

11:15 AM – 12:30 PM; Room N220GH

  • Dan Wills, Don Stabler, Kody Kerwin, Rick Smith

National Public Safety Telecommunications Council In-Person Meeting

8:30 AM – 5:30 PM; Room N320CD

  • Ron Hewitt