October 2017 ISICSB Newsletter

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

October 17, 2017

Statewide Interoperability

What Can I Do Today?

We are inviting you to become a member of your Regional Interoperability Committee (RIC). These committees were formed to promote greater awareness and support for interoperable communications in Iowa for both LTE (FirstNet) and LMR (ISICS). The groups are aligned with the Iowa Homeland Security Regions.

We hope you will join us in continuing your Regional group's participation. This month the SCIP (Statewide Communication Interoperability Plan) was presented to the board and accepted. This document outlines our state plan for continued improvement for statewide interoperability.

Chair and Vice Chairs:


RIC 6 - CRITICAL - As of this date we have neither a chair or vice-chair for this committee thus no one is providing input for this Region.

Click Here To Join a Committee

Interoperability begins with incremental changes that improve your day-to-day operations.

New ISICS Radio Sites

Where Now?

Tower work is being performed in the following counties:
Region 1: Poweshiek, Tama, Story
Region 2: Fayette, Bremer, Cerro Gordo, Kossuth, Emmet, Winnebago
Region 3: Plymouth, Cherokee, Monona
Region 4: Audubon, Adair
Region 5: Marion
Region 6: Clayton

Regions are based on Iowa Homeland Security Regions.

Updates Sent VIA TTY in the calendar every Wednesday.




Iowa SCIP:

Iowa's Statewide Communication Interoperability Plan (SCIP) was adopted by ISICSB on October 12, 2017.

Projected ISICS Coverage Maps by Iowa Regions.

ISICS Technical Video
ISICS Policy Video
What do I have to do to apply to use ISICS?
What is an ISSI?

Regional Interoperability Chairs (RIC) link to contacts for your Region.
RIC Monthly Meetings



 FirstNet and AT&T launched the first developer program geared toward America's first responders. This will encourage public safety-focused innovation to help equip first responders with state-of-the-art communications tools. It also brings public safety closer to having their own app store where they can find new solutions purpose-built for their needs. READ MORE...

FirstNet Blog Posts:

FirstNet: EMT Leader: FirstNet's Legacy Will be Serving Rural Communities

FirstNet: Tech Talk: Sapporo, Japan 3GPP Plenary Meetings Recap

FirstNet: Fall PSAC Webinar Highlights Task Team Collaboration, Working Groups' Activities

FirstNet: PSAC Association Profile: Major County Sheriffs of America


New FirstNet Videos:

FirstNet: Hear What Public Safety Leaders Are Saying About FirstNet

FirstNet Innovation Lab

Lifesaving Drones: Why Reliable Broadband Matters for Public Safety Drone Programs

FirstNet To Team Up with Public Safety on Applications


All blog posts are available on the FirstNet blog: www.firstnet.gov/newsroom/blog

FirstNet in Iowa


AT&T is still working on getting approved pricing for the state of Iowa on the NASPO ValuePoint Cooperative Purchasing Organization contract.

An approved device list has been released:

We are preparing our next statewide outreach efforts, one stop in each Region to provide an update and demonstrations of FirstNet and ISICS:

Region 1 - Des Moines - November 30 - FirstNet-ATT/ISICS Kickoff EVENT 
Region 6 - Davenport - TBD
Region 5 - Burlington - TBD
Region 4 - Council Bluffs - TBD
Region 3 - Sioux City - TBD
Region 2 - Mason City - TBD

IEMSA - Nov 9 - 11, 2017 - Booth 7 - We will have our handouts and be available to chat about interoperability. IEMSA Conference 2017

Click to view the Iowa Homeland Security Region map

Board News



ISICSB Board Meetings are held on the 2nd Thursday of every month. View the full event schedule.

Committee and Subcommittee calendars and events can be found on our website (Including RICs, User Group Committee, Finance, Governance, Operations, Outreach, Technology, FirstNet Broadband, Training and Exercise):

View the full event schedule.


Recent News:

FirstNet Weekly Update - October 16, 2017

FirstNet Weekly Update - October 10, 2017

1930's Motorola Police Cruiser Radio

Next Meeting November 9, 2017:
We will be offering photography services to update your photos for the ISICSB website.

 October 2017 ISICSB Board Meeting Video

People News



New RIC Members:

RIC 1: James Stubbs, Webster County Sheriff
RIC 4: Robert Kempf, Adair & Guthrie County Emergency Management Agency
RIC 5: Chris Spencer, Iowa State Patrol; Martha Dykstra, Marion County Sheriff's Office


Congratulations to Marty Smith for completing all requirements of the ISICSB Communications Credentialing Program and entitled to be recognized and credentialed in the State of Iowa for Communications Leader (COM-L) awarded on October 12, 2017 at the monthly ISICSB Board Meeting.

You are the difference!

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