Homeland Security and Emergency Services

State/Local/Consortium Interoperability


Expansion of consortiums and regional partnership

New York State counties continue to expand their participation in regional partnerships and formalize their governance and operating procedures.  Communication consortiums are not static, geographic boundaries of consortiums and participation are fluid and dependent on many factors, such as geographical locations, already developed agreements and associations and other factors.

Regional solutions for cross-jurisdictional communication are underway around New York State. Best practices and models among these jurisdictions can be incorporated within the strategic and tactical communications plans throughout the State. This is aimed at the single goal of achieving interoperable communications on a larger scale, and at the same time realizing expanded coverage for first responders.

OIEC 2017 Communications Consortium Symposium

Date: March 27 – 29, 2017

Location: Embassy Suites, Syracuse, NY

The 2017 symposium consists of three major components:

  • The first half day on Monday and all day Tuesday will be the general sessions devoted to a broad range of communications related topics.

  • Concurrently on Tuesday, a training workshop for the use of the CASM program will be conducted. This all-day session will provide basic and advanced user training to attendees other than those attending the general sessions. This workshop is intended for new and existing CASM Users that will not be attending the general session on Tuesday.

  • The final half day on Wednesday will be a workshop for those impacted by the “A-Line” regulations. This will address the A-Line issues and discuss the possibility of a State License for A-Line interoperability channels.