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04/28/2017

FirstNet awards contract to AT&T

 

On March 30, 2017, FirstNet awarded AT&T as their partner to build a first responder wireless broadband network.  States will receive FirstNet's draft plan by June 30.  The SIEC's NPSBN working group will be getting involved with input.  Stay tuned!

 
Ohio SIEC

The Ohio Statewide Interoperability Executive Committee is created by Governor’s executive order and is a stakeholder-driven, multi-jurisdictional, and multi-disciplinary statewide committee with the goal of enhancing interoperable and emergency communications.

The purpose of the Ohio SIEC is to:

Provide the strategic direction and alignment for those responsible for interoperable and emergency communications at the state, regional, and local levels.

Work with the executive and legislative branches of government to explain the vision for interoperable and emergency communications and demonstrate the need for funding.

Vision:

The State of Ohio’s vision for interoperable mission-critical communications is to have all responders throughout Ohio operating on a standards-based, shared system of systems, allowing seamless communications across all disciplines, ultimately offering all users a single integrated statewide platform maximizing operability and interoperability.

Mission:

The mission of the Ohio SIEC is to provide guidance and strategic direction for public safety first responders in their communications initiatives, for the purpose of continuous improvement in reliable, mission critical wireless communications interoperability.  The SIEC will leverage the experience, expertise, and statewide connections of its membership to provide the Directors with independent, real-time advice to support decision making across the spectrum of interoperable communications matters.