March 21, 2023
We are pleased to announce the release of the Land Mobile Radio (LMR) for Information Technology (IT) Professionals document. The document is now available at cisa.gov/safecom/technology.
IT professionals are often tasked with planning, provisioning, implementing, and managing LMR networks with the assumption that all computer networks have the same general requirements. However, in some cases this assumption has resulted in LMR networks being inadequately provisioned, resourced, and managed or maintained. While each system is a network, significant differences between the two must be considered to address the infrastructure, planning, and lifecycle needs of typical IT networks versus the unique requirements of LMR networks.
CISA, SAFECOM, and the National Council of Statewide Interoperability Coordinators (NCSWIC) developed the LMR for IT Professionals document to explore how public safety organizations implement LMR technologies, provides some LMR system implementation and integration best practices, addresses some LMR operations and maintenance considerations, and discusses possible disconnects between IT professionals and LMR engineers.
This document would not be possible without input from our partners at SAFECOM and the NCSWIC. We sincerely thank you for your contributions to ensure this document was written by, and for, public safety agencies.
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Edward "Ted" Lawson
Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency
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