SAFECOM-NCSWIC Summer 2017 Quarterly Newsletter Published

The SAFECOM-NCSWIC Quarterly Newsletter was published on July 24, 2017. In this edition of the newsletter, Ron Hewitt, Office of Emergency Communications (OEC) Director, provides updates on the Communication Unit (COMU) Working Group’s recent leadership meeting, the SAFECOM Guidance, the Nationwide Communications Baseline Assessment, OEC’s Interoperable Communications Technical Assistance Program, and more! Updates are also provided by Chief Gerald Reardon, SAFECOM Chair, and Joe Galvin, National Council of Statewide Interoperability Coordinators (NCSWIC) Vice Chair.

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 the NCSWIC Planning, Training, and Exercise Committee’s COMU Personnel Position Task Book Sign-Off Process Template; the Funding and Sustainment Committee’s SAFECOM Guidance Frequently Asked Questions: Understanding Project 25 Standards and Compliance and Life Cycle Planning Tool; and the Identity, Credential, and Access Management (ICAM) Working Group’s documents on Trustmark and ICAM. The Southwest Border Communications Working Group also provided updates on outcomes from its recent meeting on May 23-24, 2017.

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.

SAFECOM aims to improve emergency response providers’ inter-jurisdictional and interdisciplinary emergency communications interoperability across local, regional, tribal, state, territorial, international borders, and with Federal government entities.

The NCSWIC, through the Statewide Interoperability Coordinator (SWIC), promotes and implements strategies for achieving effective public safety communications by developing professional partnerships and collaborating with public safety agencies and policy makers.

Support provided by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Emergency Communications. Points of view or opinions expressed are those of the originators and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of DHS.