Recent national events, such as the health crisis and geopolitical tensions, have caused budget reductions across the public safety community. To help state, local, tribal, and territorial government agencies maintain or adjust their budgets in a time of constrained funding, SAFECOM and the National Council of Statewide Interoperability Coordinators (NCSWIC) developed Contingency Considerations When Facing Reductions in Emergency Communications Budgets fact sheet to provide a series of contingency considerations to justify investment in four mission-critical resource categories: personnel, operating costs, equipment, and software.
CISA released the Identity, Credential and Access Management (ICAM) Pilot for Public Safety overview fact sheet to introduce ICAM and provide high-level observations from two 2019 public-safety focused ICAM Demonstrations.
Rep. Jared Huffman (D-CA) and Rep. Anna G. Eshoo (D-CA) introduced the Wireless Infrastructure Resiliency during Emergencies and Disasters (WIRED) Act, legislation to allow states to require wireless companies to deploy resilient infrastructure in order for cellphone networks to better withstand disasters.
As an industry we have traditionally built security systems in a way that was generally from a single or limited number of manufacturers. These systems were designed for a single purpose and generally stand-alone from other systems. However, today the pace of security technology innovation is moving much faster and ushering in new requirements for security departments to meet.