Emergency Communications Technical Assistance and Planning Guide: FY2021 Highlights and Offerings [open pdf - 2MB]
From the Foreword: "In a year of a global pandemic, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) remained resilient in providing coordination support to the national security and emergency response community to ensure the resiliency and security of our Nation. A key part of this was transitioning in-person technical assistance engagements to the virtual environment. Since the beginning of the pandemic, CISA's Interoperable Communications Technical Assistance Program (ICTAP) has delivered more than 100 virtual Technical Assistance (TA) engagements in 39 states and territories. This included Statewide Communication Interoperability Plan (SCIP) workshops, Cybersecurity, Alerts and Warnings, and Grants for Emergency Communications awareness webinars and Governance and Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) updates and development. [...] This year's Guide includes several new or enhanced virtual TA and SCIP workshop options to accommodate the current social distancing requirements. CISA TA offerings are provided to all 56 states and territories and Native American and Alaska Native tribes at no cost and may be requested at any time throughout the year. The offerings can be utilized to address a variety of communications interoperability issues, to remain current in the understanding of new and emerging technologies, to revitalize and enhance governance policies and procedures, and to enrich the integrity of Communications Unit personnel training and resource management."
TA/SCIP Guide Version 6.1; Technical Assistance/Statewide Communication Interoperability Plan Guide Version 6.1
U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency: https://www.cisa.gov/