2017-04-14 National Governors Association

Improving Emergency Communications Through Governance

The most critical element to ensuring interoperability of emergency communications tools and a highly functioning emergency communications ecosystem is a strong governance body that spans disciplines and levels of government. Strong governance, through established bodies, facilitates greater capability and interoperability among these technologies by coordinating planning and response, which are often fragmented across agencies and levels of government. Improving Emergency Communications Through Governance outlines how collaboration and participation between the governor and relevant emergency response stakeholders are essential for a state to maintain, improve and ensure interoperable public safety communication capabilities.

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