SLTT Governance Guide Working Group Meeting 4

On May 24, 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). This document was last revised and published in 2015. During the meeting, working group members began the process of conducting an in-depth review and revision process of the 2015 guide.


Led by the chair, Mr. Dan Martinez, and Mr. Cary Martin, OEC Program Manager, the working group discussed the methodology of data collection and analysis conducted by OEC for information that will be included in the 2018 SLTT Governance Guide.  This collection includes, but is not limited to: interviews, case studies, and subject matter expert analysis. 

The working group’s focus in revising the 2015 SLTT Governance Guide is making the 2018 SLTT Governance Guide a user-friendly document that will provide recommended guidance for SLTT governments on:

  • Coordination of Resources
  • Establishing Funding and Sustainment Policies
  • Developing Partnerships
  • Building collaborative governance structures

With an emphasis on the following capabilities of emergency communications:

  • 911, E911, and NG911
  • Land Mobile Radio
  • Broadband Capabilities- including FirstNet
  • Alerts, Warnings, and Notifications
  • Critical Infrastructure Communications/NGO Communications
  • Information Flow Management
  • Cybersecurity across all lanes
  • Training and Exercises

The working group will meet again via webinar and conference call in the coming weeks to continue the effort to revise the 2015 Governance Guide.

Participation and Meetings

The SLTT Working Group meets every three weeks, with our next meeting scheduled for June 12, 2018.  We are currently seeking to expand our working group membership. If you, or a representative from your agency would like to participate in the working group, please email us at

To read about the working groups previous meetings:

May 3, 2018

April 12, 2018

March 29, 2018