Alternate Title: Urban Area Communications Key Findings and Recommendations
"The National Emergency Communications Plan (NECP) establishes a vision for emergency communications in the United States. Goal 1 of the NECP establishes target levels of interoperable emergency communications for Federal, State, regional, local, and tribal jurisdictions. By 2010, 90 percent of all high-risk urban areas designated within the Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) are able to demonstrate response-level emergency communications within one hour for routine events involving multiple jurisdictions and agencies. Goal 1 of the NECP addresses the 60 high-risk urban areas designated within the FY 2008 Urban Area Security Initiative Program. To implement and measure Goal 1, the Office of Emergency Communications (OEC) is assessing UASI regions' abilities to demonstrate response-level emergency communications during planned events. Additionally, as part of each State's Statewide Communication Interoperability Plan Implementation Report in 2010, States will report on UASI regions' current capabilities for interoperable emergency communications, as appropriate. This capability data will assist OEC in its analysis of Goal 1 performance and help identify national trends in urban area emergency communications."
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