Interoperable Communications Technical Assistance Program (ICTAP)
G&T can provide true interoperable communications support
for local and State first responder agencies through the provision
of various types of technical assistance. As part of this mission,
the Interoperable Communications Technical Assistance Program (ICTAP).
ICTAP is a technical assistance program designed to enhance interoperable
communications among local, State, and Federal emergency responders
and public safety officials, and is associated
with G&T's Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI) grant program.
The goal of the ICTAP program is to enable local public safety
agencies to communicate as they prevent or respond to a WMD attack.
leverages and works with other Federal, State, and local interoperability
efforts whenever possible to enhance the overall capacity for
agencies and individuals to communicate with one another.
Technical Assistance (TA) Request Form
State Interoperable Communications: DHS Funded Activities
This report provides a summary of how states allocated over $2.1 billion in homeland security grant funds between FY 2003 and 2005 for projects to design and implement interoperability communications systems.
The information contained in the report was submitted by the states and is representative, not inclusive, of state efforts. Click Here to view the report [.PDF]
How ICTAP Supports Interoperability In UASI Sites
The ICTAP program provides on-site support using a systems engineering approach. An ICTAP
technical assistance team works closely with the UASI site's Urban Area Working Group (UAWG), or their
communication designees, to assess the current communications infrastructure for gaps and to translate
operational requirements into technical requirements that can be used to design an interoperable communications