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Benefits and Lessons Learned from Shared Resources

Robert Rhoads  (Associate Director, Emergency Communications Division Nationwide Governance, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency)

James Downes  (LMR Standards and Security Coordinator, DHS Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency)

Greg Wilkinson  (Yuma Regional Communication System (YRCS) Coordinator, City of Yuma, Az)

Robert Zanger  (Attorney/Advisor, Department of Justice)

Brandon Diemer  (Electronics Engineer, Bureau of Land Management, National Radio Operations Branch)

Eddie Carrera  (Wireless Services Administrator, City of Yuma)

Location: W232

Date: Thursday, September 30

Time: 4:00pm - 5:15pm

Track: 911 & Emergency Communications, Interoperability & Interworking

Format: 75-Minute Short Course

Vault Recording: TBD

Audience Level: All Audiences

The current National Emergency Communications Plan (NECP) suggests the development of best practices to encourage active network sharing and regionalization of shared services. But what does that look like in practice? Join representatives from the U.S. Departments of Justice, Interior, Homeland Security and the Yuma County, Arizona, Regional Communications Systems as they discuss ongoing initiatives to build interconnected, interoperable networks among public safety agencies at all levels. Learn more about CISA's Shared Communication Systems and Infrastructure (SCSI) approach that gleans lessons learned from these activities and documents the benefits of such initiatives. Panelists will discuss how these efforts approach governance, establish common policies, share resources, and address cybersecurity. They will also discuss lessons learned from specific projects, including examples of Memorandum of Understanding and successful coordination of federal, tribal, territorial, state, and local agencies.