Homeland Security and Emergency Services

State/Local/Consortium Interoperability

Consortiums

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.