Homeland Security and Emergency Services

SIEC - State Interoperable and Emergency Communication Board

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New York State County Law, Article 6-A, Section 326, created the State Interoperable and Emergency Communication Board (SIEC Board) within the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (pursuant to Chapter 56 of the Laws of 2010). Section 328 of the New York State County Law, charged this Board with the following duties:

  • Make recommendations to the Commissioner of the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services on the expenditure of grants and other funding programs related to interoperable and emergency communications;
  • Make recommendations related to the development, coordination and implementation of policies, plans, standards, programs and services related to interoperable and emergency communications, including but not limited to ensuring compliance with federal mandates for interoperable communications and compatibility with the national incident management system;
  • Establish structures and guidelines to maintain interoperable communications planning and coordination at the statewide level;
  • Establish, promulgate and revise standards for the operation of public safety answering points; and
  • Establish guidelines regarding the creation of regionally based radio communications systems compatible with the structures and guidelines consistent with federal mandates and best practices.

The 25 member Board is comprised of state agency heads, state legislative representatives, representatives of first responder organizations and experts in the field of interoperable and emergency communications. Members are appointed for a term of four years.

State Interoperable and Emergency Communication Board Membership

Chair

Michael A. Sprague - Director of the Office of Interoperable & Emergency Communications

Executive Appointees:

Brian LaFlure
Michael Volk
Allen Turner

Total 7

Warren
Westchester
Orleans

3 filled/4 Vacant

Director/Fire Coordinator
EMS Chief/Inter Ops Coord.
Communications Coord.

Senate Appointees:

Richard Andersen
Brendan R. Casey
Juan Figueroa

Total 5

Suffolk
Orange
Ulster

3 filled/2 Vacant

Retired Law Enforcement
Emergency Man.
Sheriff

Assembly Appointees:

Kimberly L. Beaty
Anthony J. Tripp

Total 5

Buffalo
Glen Cove

2 filled/3 Vacant

Law Enforcement
Private Sector

State Agencies:

Commissioner Patrick A. Murphy
Commissioner Michael C. Green
Maj. Gen. Anthony German
Commissioner Marie Therese Dominguez
Commissioner Howard Zucker, MD
Acting Superintendent Kevin Bruen
Chief Information Officer Angelo Riddick

Total 7

Ex-Officio Members (or their designee)

Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Services
Division of Criminal Justice Services
Division of Military and Naval Affairs
Department of Transportation
Department of Health
Division of State Police
NYS Office of Information Technology Services