"The 2007 Office of Interoperability and Compatibility (OIC) Industry Roundtable brought together members of the emergency response community, the communications industry, and government officials to collaborate on key issues inhibiting establishment of interoperable communications systems for the emergency response community. Over the course of the two-day event, participants chose from a variety of roundtable discussions that addressed critical aspects of the interoperability challenge from multiple stakeholder perspectives. The object of these discussions was the establishment of public-private partnerships as well as recommendations for next steps that can advance communications interoperability. Interoperability is not solely a technology problem that can be solved with the 'right' equipment or the 'right' communications system. Interoperability is a complex, multi-dimensional issue. There are no 'silver bullet' solutions. Some technology solutions are useful for command elements, but are impractical for individual emergency responders. Achieving interoperability involves tactical, technological, strategic, and cultural changes."
OIC Industry Roundtable. Washington, D.C. May 9-10-2007.