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CISA Releases Updated National Emergency Communications Plan

CISA Releases Updated National Emergency Communications Plan

Created: Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 14:42
Categories:
Emergency Response & Recovery, Federal & State Resources, Security Preparedness

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has released an updated version of the National Emergency Communications Plan (NECP), a national plan for developing and improving emergency communication practices. According to CISA, the NECP “establishes a shared vision for emergency communications and assists those who plan for, coordinate, invest in, and use operable and interoperable communications.” The new version adds a cybersecurity-focused goal which states that “it is critical that public safety organizations take proactive measures to manage their cybersecurity risks.” Other updates include an emphasis on adaptive governance strategies and support for updated training and exercise programs.