October 23, 2019
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) is pleased to publish the FY2020 Emergency Communications Technical Assistance (TA)/Statewide Communication Interoperability Plan (SCIP) Planning Guide. This year's Guide includes a number of new or enhanced offerings to help public safety and government officials meet the challenges in the rapidly changing ecosystem of voice and data interoperable communications.
The release of this Guide also coincides with the release of the 2019 update to the National Emergency Communications Plan (NECP). The 2019 NECP puts forth a vision for strengthening and enhancing emergency communications capabilities nationwide and a strategic plan for driving towards interoperability in this evolving emergency communications ecosystem. The NECP establishes six strategic goals focused on the following: Governance and Leadership; Planning and Procedures; Training, Exercises, and Evaluation; Communications Coordination; Technology and Infrastructure; and Cybersecurity.
During FY2020, CISA will continue to expand and, if needed, customize service offerings with a focus on supporting states and territories to address the following: