January 06, 2023
Happy New Year from NPSTC!
NPSTC is a federation of organizations whose mission is to improve public safety communications and interoperability through collaborative leadership. We thank our Governing Board organizations and volunteers for their expertise and commitment to public safety communications. NPSTC sends heartfelt thanks to our participants for sharing your time and expertise by participating with NPSTC over the last 25 years. We hope you had a wonderful holiday season and are ready to kick off the new year with us.
As we begin our 26th year, NPSTC is making several temporary changes to our workflow in 2023. Meetings and goals for 2023 will be as follows:
Assessment of Future Spectrum and Technology (AFST) 2022–2032 Report
In 1997, NPSTC came together following the PSWAC project to create a single unified voice for public safety communications. In July of 2012, we completed the original Public Safety Communications Assessment 2012–2022 report which was an update to the original PSWAC project. This report provided a technology, operations, and spectrum roadmap assessment of future needs of public safety for the next 10 years. A copy of that report can be found on the www.npstc.org website or by clicking here.
In 2022 we began work on updating the original NPSTC AFST report. Soon, we will be asking you to complete a survey. The survey will ask you to provide input on what parts of the original report have been accomplished, what needs to remain, what needs to be removed, and what needs to be added to the new report.
Changes to the Meeting Schedule
To reach our goal of completing this enormous project by the end of 2023, we are focusing most of NPSTC's Working Groups' attention on creating the AFST 2022–2032 Report. In consideration of this increased workload and to better utilize our resources, we will be reducing the number of Committee and Working Group meetings held each month.
The current four AFST Committees will be consolidated, forming one single Committee.
NPSTC Working Groups with current goals or deliverables will continue to meet at their normal meeting times. A meeting reminder will be sent out as usual at that time. The groups that will continue to meet include:
NPSTC looks forward to an extremely productive year with results benefiting public safety communications for decades. Our ongoing dialogue on national public safety telecommunication issues affects policies and technologies that affect local organizations every day. NPSTC actively seeks your participation as a person interested in public safety telecommunications. As a NPSTC participant, you will impact national policies of tomorrow and be a part of planning the future course of public safety communications today by being part of the debate and discussion. For more information, please visit www.npstc.org.
We are thankful for your involvement for over twenty-five years and hope you will continue to participate as we continue this important work.
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