The Department of Homeland Security Office for Interoperability and Compatibility announced the next in-person meeting of the P25 CAP Advisory Panel. The meeting will be held in Orlando, Florida, at Embassy Suites by Hilton Orlando International Drive Convention Center, 8978 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819 on Wednesday, February 1 from 1:00 – 5:00 pm in conjunction with TR-8 meeting. For more information, please monitor the P25 CAP Advisory Panel website here. The agenda and other announcements will be posted there.
DHS S&T OIC has released a new Compliance Assessment Bulletin (CAB) here, which clarifies requirements for P25 CAP encryption testing and addresses the interoperability challenges resulting from shipping of radios with non-standard encryption without a standards based encryption. Additionally, this CAB clarifies encryption requirements providing better alignment with SAFECOM Grant guidance. The P25 CAP is releasing this as a draft CAB to allow for a 30-day public comment period. Please provide any comments to P25CAP@hq.dhs.gov by January 22, 2017.