National Emergency Communications Plan (NECP)
2011 NECP Goal 2 Info
- NECP Goal 2 Overview (133kb)
- NECP Goal 2 Presentation Slides
- NECP Goal 2 Presentation Slides -
Modified for Counties (also in PDF)
The SIEC is tracking success by establishing baseline information along the Homeland Security Interoperability Continuum in Washington’s Homeland Security Regions
The five areas on the Interoperability Continuum are:
- Standard Operating Procedures
- Training and Exercises
The SIEC joined forces with the State Military Department and conducted meetings in October and November of 2008 to help secure this data. By joining forces through a gracious invitation from the Military Department, we were able to save staff time and travel costs of local participants so they could attend one meeting rather than two.
In addition to helping us learn what kind of help we can offer to locals to achieve interoperability, the scorecard information will also be used the Governor’s Government Management Accountability and Performance process.
CASM (Communications Assets Survey and Mapping) is a web-based tool that assists public safety agencies to collect and visualize data, and assess inter-agency interoperability based on the communication assets and interoperability methods (i.e. land mobile radios, gateways, radio caches, interoperability channels, etc.) that exist in their urban area or state.
Homeland Security has made this valuable tool available to Washington State at no cost. We encourage you to take advantage of this tool for your planning and tracking efforts.
Fall of 2009 will mark the start of a two-year project funded by the Department of Homeland Security to help state, local and tribal entities populate CASM with their data. More information will be posted near the project start.
For more information on CASM, you may wish to review the following documents:
- CASM Overview
- CASM Information Paper for City and County Officials
- CASM Short-Brief
- Data Collection Guidance for Release 1.4
- Account Administration – Instruction Guide for Release 1.4