The SAFECOM-NCSWIC Quarterly Newsletter was published on April 18, 2018. In this edition of the newsletter, Ron Hewitt, Office of Emergency Communications (OEC) Director, provides an update on OEC’s partnership with the National Governors Association to enhance public safety communications governance through regional workshops and the Communications Section Task Force’s recent achievements in working to elevate the communications function to a Communications Section within the General staff. Updates were also provided by Chief Gerald Reardon, SAFECOM Chair, and Nikki Cassingham, National Council of Statewide Interoperability Coordinators (NCSWIC) Chair. The newsletter highlights telecommunications successes during the 2017 hurricane season and the Fiscal Year 2018 SAFECOM Grant Guidance.
SAFECOM-NCSWIC Blog. The blog recently highlighted OEC’s participation at the International Wireless Communications Expo (IWCE), National Telecommunicator Day, and the recent publication of the Public Safety Communications Resiliency—Ten Keys to Obtaining a Resilient Local Access Network document.
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.