The NCSWIC Committees are long-term, standing groups with sustained focus on particular committee topics, such as governance or the sustainment of emergency communications funding. The NCSWIC Executive Committee (EC) members act as chairs of the committees. The NCSWIC committees meet monthly to develop products and share best practices for the emergency communications community. The current NCSWIC Committees are:
The Governance Committee focuses on emergency communications governance, including governing processes and structures internal and external to NCSWIC. This includes management of and modifications to organizational documents, such as the NCSWIC Charter and Strategic Plan. As recommended in the 2014 NECP, the Committee will update governance structures and processes to address the evolving operating environment, review NCSWIC initiatives, and identify best practices and lessons learned. Please visit the Governance Resource Page to review the governance materials developed by the Committee.
The Planning, Training, and Exercise Committee focuses on streamlining processes and identifying standard operating procedures related to public safety communications at all levels of government relevant to the SWIC community; and aims to coordinate closely with OEC on service offerings. Please visit the Planning, SOPs,and the Training, and Exercise Resource Pages to review the planning, training, and exercise materials developed by the Committee.
The Funding and Sustainment Committee concentrates on identifying innovative ways to sustain current programs, activities, and roles pertinent to stakeholders at the state, territorial, tribal, and local levels as well as providing input toward lead funding sources and appropriations. The Funding and Sustainment Committee and associated working groups are joint efforts in coordination with SAFECOM. Please visit the Funding and Sustainment Resource Page to review the funding and sustainment materials developed by the Committee.
The Technology Policy Committee promotes the use of technologies, resources, and processes related to emergency communications and interoperability. Specifically, the Technology Policy Committee will continue to support Land Mobile Radio (LMR) systems, promote broadband technology and deployment, and work with Federal partners to further various technologies within the emergency communications ecosystem (e.g., Next Generation 9-1-1, alerts and warnings). The Technology Policy Committee is a joint committee with SAFECOM. Please visit the Technology Resource Page to review the technology materials developed by the Committee.