DHS's Office for Interoperability and Compatibility (OIC) and the Office of Emergency Communications (OEC) provide support to NPSTC's Broadband Working Group (BBWG) and its task groups to research and define public safety broadband requirements in a number of key areas. On December 11, 2012, NPSTC presented the Public Safety Broadband High-Level Launch Requirements, Statement of Requirements for FirstNet Consideration (SoR), to the FirstNet Public Safety Advisory Committee (PSAC), who in turn presented it to the FirstNet Board to assist them as they develop the NPSBN.
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NPSTC Has One of the Largest and Most Active Broadband Working Groups in the United States...
NPSTC leverages the full strength of its members organizations, listed below, while also working with the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet), through the Public Safety Advisory Committee (PSAC) and through the Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR) in Boulder, CO. NPSTC's Task Groups and Task Teams have developed a large set of documents which detail public safety requirements for FirstNet.
NPSTC coordinates its broadband work activities with the Association of Public Safety Communications Officials – International (APCO) to ensure no duplication of effort, and to leverage the collective power of the APCO subject matter experts. In addition when appropriate, some of the requirements are put into the APCO standards development process to become American National Standards Institute (ANSI) certified standards. A monthly coordination conference call is held between APCO and NPSTC's Broadband Chairs to review and coordinate work efforts. Following is a list of the main Task Groups.
Launch Statement of Requirements (SoR) - Quantitative