Announcing the 2021 Statewide Communications Interoperability Plan (SCIP)
As the Statewide Interoperability Coordinator (SWIC) for the State of Oregon, I am pleased to present to you the 2021 Oregon Statewide Communication Interoperability Plan (SCIP). This SCIP represents Oregon's continued commitment to improving emergency communications interoperability and supporting the public safety practitioners and emergency managers throughout the state. In addition, this update meets the requirement of the current U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) grant guidelines and the SIEC's mandate under Oregon Revised Statute 403.455.
Representatives from Oregon's State Interoperability Executive Council (SIEC) and its subcommittees collaborated with public safety, emergency management, cybersecurity, and emergency communications stakeholders from across the state to update the SCIP with actionable and measurable goals and objectives that have champions identified to ensure completion. These goals and objectives focus on governance, technology, and funding sustainability, and are designed to support our state in planning for new technologies and to assist with navigation of the ever-changing emergency communications ecosystem. They also incorporate the opportunities for improved interoperability identified by the State Interoperability Markers which describe Oregon's level of interoperability maturity by measuring the state's progress against 25 markers.
As we continue to enhance interoperability and embrace new technologies, we must remain dedicated to improving our ability to communicate among disciplines and across jurisdictional boundaries for the good of all Oregonians. With help from public safety and emergency management practitioners, emergency communications stakeholders, and our private sector partners statewide, we will work to achieve the goals set forth in this SCIP and become a nationwide model for statewide interoperability.
William Chapman, ENP
Oregon Statewide Interoperability Coordinator (SWIC)
SCIP Implementation Report
Oregon's SCIP incorporates goals and objectives that are specific and measurable, and includes timelines and responsible champions to ensure progress is made toward their completion. The SCIP Implementation Report provides updates on the state's work in achieving these initiatives as well as the strategic vision identified in the SCIP. This report is generally updated following SIEC Quarterly meetings.