House Panel Approves SWIC Bill

The House Homeland Security Committee’s emergency preparedness, response, and communications subcommittee today approved by voice vote the State Wide Interoperable Communications (SWIC) Enhancement Act (HR 2206), which was introduced by Rep. Donald Payne Jr. (D-N.J.), the subcommittee’s ranking member. It would require recipients of State Homeland Security Grant Program funding to show they have a statewide interoperability coordinator or someone who performs the same functions.