Emergency Communications

Dams Sector Crisis Management Suite

Dams, levees, and related facilities are a vital part of the Nation’s infrastructure, providing a wide range of economic, environmental, and social benefits through the delivery of critical water retention and control services. Therefore, incidents involving Dams Sector assets could result in severe economic losses, loss of life, and reduced public confidence in industry and government’s ability to provide essential services.

SAFECOM and NCSWIC Develop Incident-Related Imagery Impacts 101

Author: Josh Black, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), Joint SAFECOM-NCSWIC NG911 Working Group Federal Lead

New technologies in 911 centers are enabling the public to exchange multimedia (e.g., photos, videos, text messages) with 911 centers, which can improve situational awareness and inform emergency response efforts. However, this data can impact 911 operations, resources, and personnel.

Resilient Power Working Group

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security (CISA)-led Resilient Power Working Group (RPWG) consists of members across the federal government, state and local governments, non-profits, and private industry. There are over 130 members or ex-members including over 80 active participants with over 40 different entities involved.

New Video Shows How SAFECOM is Helping the Public Safety Community

Author: Wes Rogers, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)

Since its founding in 2001, SAFECOM has worked to improve emergency communication systems’ integrity, security, and interoperability nationwide. In SAFECOM’s first video, SAFECOM in 100 Seconds, stakeholders learned why SAFECOM is important to the public safety community.

Priority Telecommunications Services: Supporting Resilient 911 Communications

By: Dawn Manga, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency

As part of National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week (NPSTW), we’d like to remind the 911 community the importance of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency’s (CISA) Priority Telecommunications Services (PTS).  911 operators and NG 9-1-1 planners depend on secure and interoperable communications to execute their mission-critical operations daily.