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  • Benefits of Transitioning to a Nationwide Wireless Broadband Network for Public Safety
    "At a recent hearing before the Senate Commerce Committee, New York City Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly remarked that a 16-year-old with a smartphone has more advanced communications capability than a police officer or deputy… more
    2011-06
    437KB
  • Cross-Domain Synergy: Advancing Jointness
    "Achieving cross-domain synergy is ultimately about evolving the understanding of jointness, which cross-domain perspectives on military problems advances. Improved jointness enables more effective combination of the capabilit… more
    Hayes, Christopher D.; Odom, William O.
    2014-04
    954KB
  • CWID Brings Technology, Military Together for Homeland Defense [podcast]
    In this podcast, a Navy Petty Officer First Class from the USNORTHCOM Public Affairs Office discusses the Coalition Warrior Interoperability Demonstration (CWID), which "allows military, state, and local operators, along with … more
    2007-07-03
    2270KB
  • Developing Interoperability: Standard Operating Procedures
    "Standard operating procedures are one of the five 'critical success factors' essential for interoperable communications. This Issue Brief will describe: 1) the public safety community's need for standard operating procedure (… more
    Krauss, Benjamin R.
    2012-03
    3298KB
  • Executive Order 12382--President's National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee
    EO 12382 establishes "the President's National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee which shall be composed of no more than 30 members. These members shall have particular knowledge and expertise in the field of te… more
    Reagan, Ronald
    1982-09-13
    21KB
  • Exploring the Lack of Interoperability of Databases within Department of Homeland Security Interagency Environment Concerning Maritime Port Security
    "Federal agencies that are within The Department of Homeland Security have many missions to support the security of the United States. One mission concurrent with this thesis topic is Maritime Interdiction Operations, which pro… more
    Olk, Jeffrey S.
    2009-03
    1976KB
  • Interoperability Technology Today Fall 2010 / Winter 2011
    "Interoperability Technology Today is published quarterly by the Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate within the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) at no cost to subscribers. Its mission is to provide the emergency … more
    2011
    11489KB
  • Interoperable Communications Technology Program (ICTP) Assessment: Best Practices and Lessons Learned
    "From 2003 through 2006, the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) awarded 65 grants totaling $250 million to local law enforcement agencies across the United States under its… more
    Webster, Barbara, 1947-; McEwen, J. Thomas
    2012-03
    9101KB
  • Public Safety Communications Evolution
    "The Department of Homeland Security's Office of Emergency Communications (OEC) developed this brochure in collaboration with SAFECOM and the National Council of Statewide Interoperability Coordinators, with the support and in… more
    2011-11
    1432KB

Government Reports

  • Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Instruction 2700.01E: International Military Agreements for Rationalization, Standardization, and Interoperability (RSI) Between the United States, Its Allies, and Other Friendly Nations, January 18, 2012
    "This instruction establishes policy, procedures, and responsibilities, consistent with the guidance in Enclosure G, for achieving international military RSI agreements with allies and other friendly nations in the areas of op… more
    2012-01-18
    302KB
  • Emergency Communications: Various Challenges Likely to Slow Implementation of a Public Safety Broadband Network, Report to Congressional Requesters
    "Emergency responders across the nation rely on land mobile radio (LMR) systems to gather and share information and coordinate their response efforts during emergencies. These public safety communication systems are fragmented… more
    2012-02
    1007KB
  • First Responder Network and Next- Generation Communications for Public Safety: Issues for Congress [November 26, 2012]
    "Since September 11, 2001, when communications failures contributed to the tragedies of the day, Congress has passed several laws intended to create a nationwide emergency communications capability. Yet the United States has c… more
    Moore, L. K. S. (Linda K. S.)
    2012-11-26
    450KB
  • Funding Emergency Communications: Technology and Policy Considerations [January 5, 2012]
    "The United States has yet to find a solution that assures seamless communications among first responders and emergency personnel at the scene of a major disaster. Since September 11, 2001, when communications failures contrib… more
    Moore, L. K. S. (Linda K. S.)
    2012-01-05
  • National Emergency Communications Plan [Revised August 7, 2008]
    "Every day in cities and towns across the Nation, emergency response personnel respond to incidents of varying scope and magnitude. Their ability to communicate in real time is critical to establishing command and control at th… more
    2008-08-07
    4319KB
  • Open Business Model for Unmanned Aircraft Ground Control Stations
    From the executive summary: "Over the past twenty years, the Department of Defense (DoD) has acquired a diverse portfolio of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) across the Military Services to meet its national security needs. New… more
    2014-02-10?
    3824KB
  • President's National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee: 'NSTAC Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network Scoping Report'
    "The Federal Government and public safety community are harnessing advanced communications technologies to deploy a nationwide public safety broadband network (NPSBN) to enhance emergency communications. The vision and need fo… more
    2012-05-15
    57KB
  • Spectrum Policy in the Age of Broadband: Issues for Congress [August 29, 2012]
    "The convergence of wireless telecommunications technology with the Internet Protocol (IP) is fostering new generations of mobile technologies. This transformation has created new demands for advanced communications infrastruc… more
    Moore, L. K. S. (Linda K. S.)
    2012-08-29
    327KB
  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security Launches Office of Interoperability and Compatibility; Offers States and Locales Tools for Improving Public Safety Communications Interoperability [September 27, 2004]
    In this press release, Secretary of Homeland Security Tom Ridge announces the October 1, 2004, launch of the Office of Interoperability and Compatibility, along with the release of tools designed to help state and local public… more
    2004-09-27
    10KB

Hearings

  • S. Hrg. 112-166: Safeguarding Our Future: Building a Nationwide Network for First Responders, Hearing Before the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, United States Senate, One Hundred Twelfth Congress, First Session, February 16, 2011
    From the opening statement of John D. Rockefeller IV: "Although strides have been made across the country in interoperability, mostly in big cities, we are still far from where we need to be. Although strides have been made, w… more
    2011
    602KB
  • Serial No. 111-77: Interoperable Emergency Communications: Does the National Broadband Plan Meet the Needs of First Responders? Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Emergency Communications, Preparedness, and Response of the Committee on Homeland Security, House of Representatives, One Hundred Eleventh Congress, Second Session, July 27, 2010
    From the opening statement of Laura Richardson:" Today we will be discussing the broadband's plan and recommendation for building a Nation-wide, interoperable, public safety communications network. […] This broadband network w… more
    2011
    2987KB
  • Serial No. 112-13: Public Safety Communications: Are the Needs of Our First Responders Being Met? Hearing Before the Committee on Homeland Security, House of Representatives, One Hundred Twelfth Congress, First Session, March 30, 2011
    From the opening statement of Peter T. King: "The committee is meeting today to hear testimony on the state of public safety communications in order to identify where progress has been made since the terrorist acts of Septembe… more
    2012
    339KB
  • Serial No. 112-51: Creating an Interoperable Public Safety Network, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology of the Committee on Energy and Commerce House of Representatives, One Hundred Twelfth Congress, First Session, May 25, 2011
    From the opening statement of Greg Walden: "We are here this morning to have a productive discussion of how spectrum policy can advance public safety, promote broadband, generate revenue for the U.S. Treasury, and create jobs.… more
    2011
    9833KB

Plans & Strategies

  • Border Interoperability Demonstration Project Fact Sheet
    "The Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007 (P.L. No. 110-53) authorizes the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Office of Emergency Communications (OEC) to establish the Border Interoperability… more
    2011-05-02
    327KB
  • Building Future Transatlantic Interoperability Around a Robust NATO Response Force
    "Interoperability is as much or more about human teamwork than it is about compatible machines and processes. The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) operational deployments, without respite since 1992, have spawned a na… more
    Barry, Charles L., 1946-
    2012-10
    517KB
  • Department of Defense Instruction 8330.01: Interoperability of Information Technology (IT), Including National Security Systems (NSS), May 21, 2014
    "This instruction: a. In accordance with the authority in DoD Directive (DoDD) 5144.02 (Reference (a)) and the guidance in DoDD 8000.01 (Reference (b)): (1) Establishes policy, assigns responsibilities, and provides direction … more
    2014-05-21
    323KB
  • Enhancing Communications Interoperability: General Guidance and Recommendations for Interoperability-related Governance
    "SAFECOM is a communications program of the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Office for Interoperability and Compatibility (OIC). SAFECOM provides--with its federal partners--research, guidance, tools, and templates on c… more
    2006-03-31
    713KB
  • Frequently Asked Questions: National Emergency Communications Plan
    This document from the Department of Homeland Security answers the following questions regarding the National Emergency Communications Plan (NECP): "What is the National Emergency Communications Plan?" "How was the NECP develop… more
    2008
    105KB
  • National Broadband Plan
    This Federal Communications Commission offers information regarding "the National Broadband Plan lays out a bold roadmap to America's future. These initiatives will stimulate economic growth, spur job creation, and boost our ca… more
    24KB
  • National Emergency Communications Plan [July 2008]
    This document presents the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's national emergency communications plan. "Every day in cities and towns across the Nation, emergency response personnel respond to incidents of varying scope and… more
    2008-07
    4296KB
  • National Summary of Statewide Communication Interoperability Plans (SCIPs)
    "The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Emergency Communications (OEC) recognizes that technology plays a critical role in the achievement of communications interoperability; however, it remains equally important t… more
    2009-02
    1831KB
  • NIST Framework and Roadmap for Smart Grid Interoperability Standards, Release 2.0
    "Under the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA), the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) was assigned 'primary responsibility to coordinate development of a framework that includes protocols an… more
    2012-02
    7617KB
  • Secure Communications Interoperability Evaluation Interim Report: Advanced Generation of Interoperability for Law Enforcement (AGILE)
    "This document describes the assembly and deployment of a communications interoperability capability designed for use in situations in which communications interoperability is required in conjunction with secure communications… more
    National Institute of Justice (U.S.). Agile Programs
    2002-05-24
    1877KB

Theses

  • 9/11 Ten Years After: Command, Control, Communications Remain an Issue
    From the thesis abstract: "This research paper reviews current emergency management capability to respond to significant incidents, both natural and manmade. In such incidents, multiple agencies must respond, manage forces, an… more
    Barthel, Brian A.
    2012-02-09
    402KB
  • Contribution of Police and Fire Consolidation to the Homeland Security Mission
    "This thesis explores the idea of consolidating police and fire departments as a unique way to deliver public safety services to communities in an integrated fashion. It investigates how the uniqueness of this concept can fit i… more
    Mata, Vinicio R.
    2010-03
    419KB
  • Definitive Interoperability Test Methodology for the Malicious Activity Simulation Tool (MAST)
    From the thesis abstract: "The threat of degradation or disruption from cyber infiltration, espionage, and theft to militarily and nationally critical information and network systems poses a significant challenge to DoD [Depar… more
    Hayes, Nathaniel J.
    2013-03
    1369KB
  • Interoperable Communications Systems: Governance and Risk
    "This thesis explores how shared governance mitigates risk related to multi-agency, multi-discipline interoperable radio communications projects. Case study research focused on two California counties, Marin and Monterey, to di… more
    Aspland, Michael J.
    2009-12
    1686KB
  • Radio Interoperability: Addressing the Real Reasons We Don't Communicate Well During Emergencies
    "Concerns about inadequate radio communications at the scene of disasters predate 9/11, and have been a focal point of homeland security funding since 2001. Under the umbrella term 'interoperability,' grant funding is facilita… more
    Timmons, Ronald P.
    2006-03
    1902KB

Websites

  • National Institute of Justice: Communications Technologies [website]
    "Interoperability is one of the research missions of the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) and the CommTech program. Through CommTech, NIJ will provide solutions to both short- and long-term interoperability problems involvi… more
    8KB
  • SAFECOM Program [website]
    "SAFECOM is the overarching umbrella program within the federal government that oversees all initiatives and projects pertaining to public safety communications and interoperability. The program is managed by the Department o… more
    40KB

Documents

  • Developing Interoperability: Standard Operating Procedures
    "Standard operating procedures are one of the five 'critical success factors' essential for interoperable communications. This Issue Brief will describe: 1) the public safety community's need for standard operating procedure (… more
    Krauss, Benjamin R.
    2012-03
    3298KB
  • Information Sharing Environment: Annual Report to the Congress [2012]
    "The ISE [Information Sharing Environment] is a partnership for responsible sharing of terrorism-related information between the law enforcement, public safety, defense, intelligence, homeland security, and diplomatic communit… more
    2012-06-30
    4005KB
  • National Strategy for CBRNE Standards: National Science and Technology Council Committee on Homeland and National Security
    "Emergency response teams across the Nation require reliable and interoperable chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosives (CBRNE) equipment that can be used with confidence for the protection of life, health, … more
    2011-05
    8192KB
  • SAFECOM Program [website]
    "SAFECOM is the overarching umbrella program within the federal government that oversees all initiatives and projects pertaining to public safety communications and interoperability. The program is managed by the Department o… more
    40KB