Spring 2017 Newsletter Released. The SAFECOM-NCSWIC Quarterly Newsletter was published on April 19, 2017. In this edition of the newsletter, Ron Hewitt, Office of Emergency Communications (OEC) Director, provides updates on the National Governors Association Policy Academy on Enhancing Emergency Communications Interoperability, the Nationwide Communications Baseline Assessment, and OEC’s Interoperable Communications Technical Assistance Program. Updates are also provided by Chief Gerald Reardon, SAFECOM Chair, and Nikki Cassingham, National Council of Statewide Interoperability Coordinators (NCSWIC) Vice Chair. The newsletter also highlights the 2017 SAFECOM Nationwide Survey Fact Sheet.
SAFECOM and NCSWIC Monthly Bulletins Published. Each month, SAFECOM and NCSWIC publish monthly bulletins highlighting committee activities and initiatives. The latest monthly bulletins can be found here.
SAFECOM-NCSWIC Blog: The blog recently highlighted the publication of several SAFECOM and NCSWIC documents, including both association’s 2016 Annual Reports and 2016 Strategic Priorities: Summary of Accomplishments; and SAFECOM’s 2017 Strategic Plan. NCSWIC also published a fact sheet on Messaging the Importance of Governance. The Statewide Governance and Planning Integrated Project Team developed an Interoperability Elevator Pitch designed to be a quick hit spoken message on interoperability.
The SAFECOM-NCSWIC Blog serves as a great tool for information sharing and dissemination. On the blog, we highlight current events, activities, accomplishments, updates, opinion pieces, and innovative ideas from the SAFECOM and NCSWIC community. If you have relevant public safety communications information you would like to share with the public safety stakeholder community, please send ideas to the SAFECOM Inbox or NCSWIC Inbox.