Community List

Name Description Members
Texas State Satellite Initiative
This community serves as the central point of information sharing for management, use, and continual development of the State of Texas emergency communications satellite network. More than 20 agencies are working together to share satellite bandwidth and network infrastructure to achieve robust interoperable communications between all communications platforms needed for a State level emergency response. All documents, policy, SOPs, technical files, scheduling calendar, planning discussions, and on-going interactions between the agencies are handled in this community. Other agencies that would like to learn about or participate in this initiative may also request membership. 29
Texas Telex Users Group
The Texas Telex Users Group provides a forum for Telex users throughout the state to collaborate and share best practices, information, training, and technical information regarding their Telex equipment. 18
Third Country Training Program (TCTP)
TCTP is a strategic mechanism for the U.S. government to build capacity among Southeast Asian countries and advance U.S. strategic interests in the region. 2
Training and Exercise
This community is for those who work in training and exercise, including university, law enforcement, fire, rescue, emergency management, homeland security, military, etc. Members of this group can look for, share, and discuss ways to improve existing training, develop, and to increase the visibility of available training. Any idea can be improved through collaboration from others in the field, and through broadening our base. 142
Tribal Nations Emergency Management
Harmonization, cooperation, and networking home for North American Tribal Emergency managers to discuss issues and share successes relating to the unique issues Tribes and Tribal nations face within the realm of Tribal Emergency Management. 14
TX Dept-Public Safety Office of the Statewide Interoperability Coordinator
The Texas Department of Public Safety Office of the Statewide Interoperability Coordinator (SWIC)is responsible for statewide interoperable mission-critical voice and data communications strategic planning, affecting the state’s 5,300 public safety agencies. This community is restricted to TxDPS Office of the SWIC staff. 11
TX DPS Special Projects Office Public Safety Communications Bureau
The Law Enforcement Support Division Special Projects Office within the Public Safety Communications Bureau coordinates special project activities associated with tactical and operational wireless communications projects within the Texas Department of Public Safety. This community is restricted to authorized Texas Departments of Public Safety staff. 18
Type III USFA Incident Management Team (AHIMT)
A designated team of trained personnel representing multi-agencies, multi-jurisdictions, and multi-disciplines for extended incidents, Type III Incident Management Teams are formed and managed at the State, regional, metropolitan level, tribal or DHS Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) region. This community is for existing members and those interested in joining Type III IMTs to coordinate, collaborate, discuss, and share resources and information in support of planning, training, and overall preparedness in the event of AHIMT Deployment 209
Unified Incident Command and Decision Support (UICDS)
UICDS is a national "middleware foundation" designed to suport information sharing for the National Response Framework and the National Incident Management System, including the Incident Command System. UICDS middleware is tranparent to system operators during operation and requires no special training. It is built around data standards and the National Information Exchange Model. 56
Urban OpEx hosted by NUSTL
This community serves as a collaboration site for Urban OpEx hosted by NUSTL. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate’s (S&T) NUSTL will sponsor Urban OpEx hosted by NUSTL with participation from a broad range of federal, state, local and private sector partners. This event will provide first responders with the opportunity to experiment with new and emerging technologies in realistic, urban scenarios. This three-day event will occur in summer 2015 and will combine demonstrations of leading-edge technologies with scenario-based field assessments throughout the New York City area. 9
This Community is open to all users to share information, ask questions and get technical support. 8817
US First Responders Association
Description: U.S. First Responders Association is a non-profit, network of, current and future members, consisting of firefighters, EMS, rescue, police officers, military and civilian support teams. The purpose of the United States First Responders Association shall be to advance the profession of fire, emergency, police and military services through proactive community leadership, education, advocacy, policy, procedure, and guidelines that would best help our emergency services provide aid to the citizens of the United States and worldwide, as well as form a closer bond of fellowship between its members with our focus primarily on: Training, Tactics, Safety, Education and Community Outreach. 159
VA Connecticut Healthcare System
This Emergency Operations Group provides the VA Connecticut Healthcare System (VACTHCS), including Community-Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs) and Home Based Primary Care, with an assessable location to communicate, manage, and share Ideas within VACTHCS. 3
VA State Interoperability Executive Committee (SIEC) Grants Subcommittee
Per the code of Virginia, all grant applications having a communications component are required to be reviewed by the Commonwealth’s Interoperability Coordinator. A subcommittee of the Statewide Interoperability Executive Committee, the Grants Subcommittee works to evaluate, grade, and prioritize grant submissions from the interoperable communications community, an provide their recommendations to the SWIC before funding decisions are made. 13
VA State Interoperability Executive Committee (SIEC) Information Sharing
A subcommittee of the Statewide Interoperability Executive Committee, the Information Sharing Subcommittee works to address the rapidly evolving area discipline of information interoperability. They build strategic plans, develop standards, and craft programmatic priorities for the Commonwealth’s information sharing programs. 26
VA State Interoperability Executive Committee (SIEC) Ops Subcommittee
A subcommittee of the Statewide Interoperability Executive Committee, the Operations Subcommittee works to address needs in the planning, tactics, and techniques of interoperable communications, The collaborate during the crafting of the annually revised State Communications Interoperability Plan (SCIP), develop regional and tactical communications plans, (RICP/TICP), and build standing communications plans for large incidents and events. 18
VA State Interoperability Executive Committee (SIEC) Policy Subcommittee
A subcommittee of the Statewide Interoperability Executive Committee, the Policy Subcommittee works to craft strategic policy that shapes the direction of the Commonwealth’s interoperable communications programs. 10
Video Quality in Public Safety (VQiPS)
First responders rely heavily on video technology to increase their situational awareness while onsite at an incident, monitoring an incident from afar or conducting day-to-day response. As video technology has evolved, equipment options have become increasingly complex. Many first response agencies lack the tools and subject matter expertise needed to make informed video system purchasing decisions, so they often turn to manufacturers to direct them in their purchasing decisions. The VQiPS Initiative provides information and support to first responders so they can articulate their own video quality needs, and ultimately buy the best products to fit their unique needs. Through the creation of unbiased guidance and educational resources, VQiPS assists the first response community in clearly defining and communicating their video quality needs. VQiPS empowers practitioners with the tools and information needed to purchase and deploy the appropriate video technology solutions to support their mission. 9
Virginia COMLINC
Collaborative area for the development of the standard operating procedures, governance agreements and policies of the Commonwealth's Link to Interoperable Communications (COMLINC). This form also serves as a place to share lessons learned and best practices as we mature the COMLINC program statewide. 21
Virginia Communications Cache
The Virginia Communications Cache is a division of the Virginia Department of Emergency Management, and is made up of five strategically placed communication caches throughout the commonwealth, each of which is maintained by their respective locality. 15
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