Statewide Interoperable Communications
As authorized by Chapter 56 of the Laws of 2010, the New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (DHSES), through its Office of Interoperable and Emergency Communications (OIEC), is designed as the principal State agency for all interoperable and emergency communications issues and is responsible to coordinate and to implement a grant program to facilitate the developments, consolidation and/or operation of public safety communications and networks designed to support statewide interoperable communications for first responders.
The Statewide Interoperable Communications Grant (SICG) is a competitive grant funded by cellular surcharge revenue. Table below summarizes awards received by New York State counties since the Statewide Interoperable Communications Grant program was established.
Robert M. Barbato
- New September 2015: Guideline for Name and Use of 45.88 MHz in New York State (LFIRE4D)
- Revised September 2015: Guideline for Name and Use of EMS VHF Radio Channels In New York State
- Revised September 2015: Guideline for Name and Use of 155.370 MHz in New York State (NYLAW1)
- FY 2015 SAFECOM Guidance
- SIEC Board 2014 Annual Report
- SIEC Board Bylaws Enacted
- Public Safety Wireless Broadband
- DHSES OIEC Announcing Round 4 Statewide Interoperable Communications Grant
- 2014 Statewide Communications Interoperability Plan (SCIP)
About the Office of Interoperable & Emergency Communications
Created through Executive Law section 717, the Office of Interoperable and Emergency Communications (OIEC) is the principal state agency for all interoperable and emergency communications issues and oversees and directs the development, coordination and implementation of policies, plans, standards, programs and services related to interoperable and emergency communications, including those related to land mobile radio communications.