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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, G&T administers 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. ICTAP also 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.

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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 system.

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