Information Sharing Framework (ISF)

The Department of Homeland Security has completed a preliminary proof-of-concept and is evaluating the next steps. The 2023 Institute will discuss the status of this effort and demonstrate some of the capabilities discovered.

Mission Critical Push-to-Talk (MCPTT)

The ability for jurisdictions to be able to share end-to-end prioritized voice, video and data regardless of the service provider or system chosen is a high priority. This year we will discuss efforts to resolve this issue using a standards-based solution being implemented in Europe. It will also explore best practices on integrating privately managed MCX systems with service providers.

Identity Credentialing and Access Management (ICAM)

Know who you are sharing information with and their authority to receive the information is one of he major barriers to information sharing. This year the Institute will discuss progress made to date and explore how to stimulate adoption to get us to a critical mass.

End-to-end communications / Emergency caller to first responder

Sometimes having an emergency caller communicate directly with the first responder is the fastest most accurate method of getting critical situational information where it is needed the most. Over the past 18 months, NENA has released a standard dealing with this issue and the National NG 9-1-1 office has convened a group of stakeholders to make recommendations on the subject. Institute 2023 will discuss the progress and demonstrate what is possible.

Getting video where and when it’s needed (ATAK)

Getting video in the hands of incident command and responders can be difficult on a blue sky day. This year we will discuss lessons learned from recent disaster responses and how to improve capabilities during times of crisis.

The role of 5G and private wireless in augmentation of first responder capabilities

While service provider Public Safety Broadband will always be primary method of emergency communications this year we will explore the enhanced capabilities that both service provider and private 5G may be able to offer and will demonstrate recent initiatives that push the state of the art. This exploration will also discuss the possibility of seamlessly integrating private and public wireless.