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Priority Capabilities to Bolster Resilience

Jennifer Connell  (IT SME (Cybersecurity), Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA))

Location: W240C

Date: Thursday, March 28

Time: 2:10 pm - 2:40 pm

Track: First Responder Communications, Incident Management

Topic: Broadband, Critical Infrastructure, Cybersecurity, Interoperability, IT & OT, IoT, NextGen 911, Satellite, System Resiliency, Video

Format: Power Session

Vault Recording: TBD

Priority Services is a constellation of carrier partners working together in partnership with the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency to deliver interoperable, prioritized communications across network boundaries. These Priority Telecommunications Services (PTS) include: Government Emergency Telecommunications Service (GETS) for wireline voice communications, Wireless Priority Service (WPS) for wireless voice communications, and Telecommunications Service Priority (TSP) for repair and installation of organizations' critical voice and data circuits. This session will focus on the Phase 2 program, Next Generation Networks Priority Services (NGN PS), and Cyber Resilient 911. A focus will be placed on potential future capabilities to bolster resilience, including Starlink, Crius, Cyber, Wi-Fi Network, CR 911, and Digital Twins.

Key Takeaways
1. Attendees will learn about the Priority Communications services offered by CISA to enable essential personnel to communicate when networks are degraded or congested.
2. Attendees will get a first look into CISA's new programs Cyber Resilient 911 and Next Generation Networks Priority Services (NGN PS) focused on addressing key challenges faced by emergency communications centers.
3. Attendees will gain insights into future capabilities (i.e. Starlink, Crius, Digital Twins, etc..) to bolster resilience in their own emergency communications centers and networks.