NCSWIC Chair Note


Author: Joe Galvin, Illinois SWIC, NCSWIC Chair

2019 has been busy yet productive! Thank you to everyone who attended the SAFECOM and National Council of Statewide Interoperability Coordinators’ (NCSWIC) meetings, on April 22-25, 2019, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The NCSWIC held a dynamic plenary meeting with members and engaged in sessions including the benefits of Geographic Information Systems for Emergency Communications, the First Responder Network Authority’s products and services, NCSWIC’s Interoperability Performance Measures, and the NCSWIC Academy, which is currently under development.

I would like to recognize the hard work and input from NCSWIC Members who continue to contribute in a multitude of ways in the first half of the year. Aside from the meetings in Pittsburgh, the Joint SAFECOM-NCSWIC Funding and Sustainment Committee held an in-person meeting in March 2019 in Denver, Colorado. Additionally, the NCSWIC Planning, Training, and Exercise Committee met in-person in April 2019 in Boise, Idaho. Your ongoing participation plays a massive role in developing the helpful products we provide to the public safety community.

I look forward to sharing more accomplishments throughout the year and collaborating with members heavily to address NCSWIC’s future, and how to advance the program forward through implementation of the NCSWIC Academy and updates to the NCSWIC Charter and NCSWIC Strategic Plan. If you have any you have questions regarding NCSWIC’s current and upcoming initiatives, or meetings, please do not hesitate to reach out to NCSWICGovernance@hq.dhs.gov.