Emergency Communications

New Self-Assessment Tool Helps Identify Next Generation 911 Readiness

Release Date: December 6, 2019
As state offices, 911 authorities, emergency communication centers (ECC), and public safety answering points (PSAP) work toward implementing Next Generation 911 (NG911) networks, assessing progress can pose challenges. Built on feedback received from government, industry, and academia stakeholders, a new self-assessment tool is available to help ECC/PSAP administrators and oversight personnel evaluate a system’s NG911 maturity state and understand the next steps necessary to continue deployment.
Last Published Date: December 6, 2019

CISA Leads Incident Response Exercise at BOK Center and Cox Business Center in Tulsa

Release Date: November 20, 2019
On Tuesday, November 19, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), in coordination with public and private sector partners, held a tabletop exercise in Tulsa, Okla. to test emergency response plans. This exercise brought together operational leadership, security and first responder teams from a number of groups including Emergency Medical Services Authority, Tulsa’s Police Department, Fire Department, and Sheriff’s Office, Oklahoma Information Fusion Center, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and other local, state, and federal partners, to test incident response capabilities in a hypothetical complex and coordinated attack at BOK Center and Cox Business Center, two popular event venues in downtown Tulsa.
Last Published Date: November 20, 2019

Learn More About the Updated National Emergency Communications Plan with One of these CISA Webinars

Last week, CISA released an update to the National Emergency Communications Plan (NECP), the Nation’s strategic plan to strengthen and enhance emergency communications capabilities. The NECP provides guidance to those that plan for, coordinate, maintain, invest in, and use operable and interoperable communications to support public safety operations.

CISA Releases the Updated National Emergency Communications Plan

Release Date: September 24, 2019
Today, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) released an update to the National Emergency Communications Plan (NECP). The NECP is the nation’s strategic plan for coordinating and advancing emergency communications to establish and maintain operability, interoperability, and continuity.
Last Published Date: September 25, 2019

Emergency Communications State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial Coordination

Improving and enhancing emergency and interoperable communications is a national responsibility shared by federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial partners. The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) leads the Nation’s National Security/Emergency Preparedness (NS/EP) communications efforts. CISA has developed a framework with public safety personnel and government officials to implement solutions that address operability, interoperability, and continuity of communications.

Emergency Communications

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) enhances public safety interoperable communications at all levels of government and conducts extensive, nationwide outreach to support and promote the ability of emergency response providers and relevant government officials to communicate in the event of natural disasters, acts of terrorism, and other hazards.

Last Updated Date: September 10, 2019