Interoperability Plans establish the future vision, project plan, and/or implementation plan for the planning or continuation of communications interoperability across multiple disciplines and responders at the local, state, tribal, and federal levels.
- Florida Chapter APCO Statewide Disaster Mutual Aid Plan
- This plan provides for the systematic mobilization, organization and operation of communications personnel resources from
throughout the state to assist public safety agencies in mitigating the effects of a disaster. It is designed to supplement
other statewide disaster plans by providing communications professionals to requesting agencies during a major emergency.
- Georgia's Statewide Interoperable Communications System
- August 2007. Through funding made available under the federal Law Enforcement Terrorism Prevention Program (LETPP), Georgia
has completed the pilot phase of a multi-phase implementation of the Statewide Interoperable Communications System for law
enforcement and other first responders throughout the state. Functional delivery is being provided to local law enforcement
agencies and state agencies. Work began in early 2006 and is expected to be completed in 2008.
- Idaho Interoperability Plan
- July 2005. Idaho's plan is designed to (a) leverage the state's Microwave System investment, (b) leverage the Idaho Bureau
of Homeland Security's Master Site investment, (c) utilize all available spectrum, (d) build upon the Regional Network constructed
in Bannock and Bingham Counties, (e) incorporate the Ada County/City of Boise 700 MHz network, and (f) include plans currently
being developed by a number of Idaho counties.
- Interoperability Montana (IM) Project
- This website contains links to various interoperability projects throughout the state, as well as the Interoperability Montana
Project Directors page. This information constitutes the framework for Montana's Statewide Interoperability Process, which
is working to assess voice communication needs, define an appropriate radio system based on user-defined requirements, national
standards and current available technology, and implement the system in a phased approach, sharing basic infrastructure and
costs among federal, state, tribal, and local governments.
- Interoperability Plan for the State of Alaska
- April 2003. This plan encourages public safety first-responders within Alaska to adopt a common standard trunk radio infrastructure
solution. It nonetheless recognizes a need to provide an interface for legacy conventional systems during defined interoperability
situations. The plan therefore focuses on accommodation of both standards based and non-standards based radio equipment interoperability
and establishing the administration and management of the interoperability spectrum to support the incident command structure.
Hence, a radio user operating with a VHF trunking capable radio will be able to operate in both a trunking mode and a conventional
- Kentucky Interoperability Plan
- June 2006. Kentucky's plan is the product of a series of regional focus group sessions and a strategic planning session held
in late 2005. During these gatherings, Kentucky's public safety practitioners shared experiences and visions for improving
public safety communications and interoperability state-wide. The plan relies on a locally driven strategy, in which the knowledge
and needs of local responders are drawn on to build the appropriate initiatives for improved emergency response.
- Missouri SIEC Memorandum of Understanding
- September 2005. This Memorandum of Understanding must be signed by applicant agencies seeking to operate FCC designated VHF/UHF
multi-discipline interoperability channels in accordance with Missouri State Interoperability Executive Committee guidelines.
By virtue of signing and submitting this MOU, the applicant affirms its willingness to comply with the proper operation of
the interoperability channels.
- National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee (NSTAC), Report to the President on Emergency Communications and Interoperability
- The National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee commissioned a two-part effort to (1) urgently identify specific
actions to improve emergency communications and interoperability in the short term and (2) identify mid- to long-term policy
recommendations and technology solutions to enhance collaboration across organizational and jurisdictional boundaries to help
our country better prevent, prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters and emergencies. The Committee recommends
a plan to support deployable communications resources that will provide resiliency in the face of major system failures.
- Nevada Radio Communications Interoperability Project (RCIP)
- Nevada's plan not only outlines the proposed project but also idenfies the documents used for reference in the generation
of this Project Plan and Scope document.
- North Carolina Interoperability Plan
- (6 MB file), December 2004. The North Carolina plan is called the Voice Interoperability Plan for Emergency Responders (VIPER).
The project's goal is to move forward with the construction of a statewide voice radio communications system at an estimated
cost of $190 million.
- North Carolina Voice Interoperability Plan for Emergency Responders (VIPER)
- The VIPER website describes the new system as an expansion of the earlier Motorola radio system owned by the State.
- State of Ohio Interoperable Communications Plan
- October 2005. Ohio's plan offers ten recommendations and solutions that are generally technical in nature. The first five
recommendations focus on short- to intermediate-term solutions that can make a significant improvement in interoperability
relatively quickly and inexpensively.
- Why Can't We Talk - National Task Force on Interoperability
- National Task Force on Interoperability, Feb. 2005. Interoperability among the public safety communications systems of different
agencies has been an enduring challenge in the industry, one highlighted by recent major disasters. To address this problem,
18 national associations (representing State and local officials and public safety officials) formed a task force. They wrote
this guide to provide a basic explanation of the complex obstacles to interoperability among systems and to provide strategies
for the planning and funding of systems achieving interoperability.
- Wisconsin Interoperability Plan
- The Wisconsin State Interoperability Executive Council developed this state plan, which outlines public safety mutual aid
and on-scene tactical radio communications frequencies available in Wisconsin. It encourages all public safety and governmental
agencies to implement these frequencies.