OEC Outreach Clips: OEC Shares Lessons Learned with Canadian Colleagues, Source SAFECOM Blog

On November 29, the Office of Emergency Communications (OEC) Deputy Director Chris Essid shared key lessons learned on emergency communications governance with leading Canadian public safety stakeholders during the Tenth Canadian Public Safety Interoperability Workshop, also known as the Communications Interoperability Technology Interest Group (CITIG), in Vancouver, British Columbia. OEC and the National Governors Association (NGA) gathered lessons from several recent co-sponsored Policy Academies on Enhancing Emergency Communications Interoperability.  The CITIG workshop addressed key voice and data interoperability issues facing public safety users, with a special focus on broadband.  Much of the discussion centered on planning for the Canadian public safety broadband network and the need for strong governance.