2018 SAFECOM Strategic Plan and Implementation Guide   [open pdf - 796KB]

From the Purpose: "'The SAFECOM [Safety Communications] Strategic Plan and Implementation Guide' is a stakeholder-driven plan that aims to enhance operability and interoperability for public safety communications through the education of the community, decision makers, and elected officials on short- and mid-term priorities and their associated annual products and activities. The Plan also provides clarification on SAFECOM's strategies to prioritize resources, strengthen governance, identify future investments, and address interoperability gaps over the long term. Additionally, this Plan: [1] Provides a nationwide perspective on the public safety communications community's top concerns; [2] Provides suggested focus areas for the current calendar year, which state, regional, local, tribal, and territorial levels may use to drive their own activities and allocate resources; [3] Aligns SAFECOM's work products to the 2014 National Emergency Communications Plan (NECP) and suggested timeline for execution (Appendix A); [4] Provides a concrete list of investment justifications validating the Department of Homeland Security(DHS) Office of Emergency Communications' (OEC) expenditures for in-person, collaborative stakeholder meetings. The Plan is consistent with the program's mission and vision, and supports a bottom-up approach to gathering stakeholder input from its members--50 representatives from state, local, tribal, and territorial emergency responders, appointed and elected officials, and major intergovernmental and national public safety associations. It is based on an understanding of the current and future public safety communications environment."

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