NIST Report Outlines Recommendations for Public-Safety Data Interoperability
Monday, August 05, 2019 | Comments

A report from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) addresses interoperability of real-time public-safety data. The report is intended to inform and motivate public-safety leaders to create the conditions for first responders to derive maximum operational benefits from the capabilities provided by emerging technologies and the nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN).

The report includes technical, economic and governance challenges to data sharing interoperability. It also offers five recommendations for near-term public-safety agency actions to improve data sharing interoperability.

The recommendations include leveraging request for proposal (RFP) requirements; participating in identity, credentialing and access management (ICAM) solution development; developing interagency data-sharing partnerships; collaborating with the broader public-safety community; and making the case for investments in data sharing.

The report also includes the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) interoperability continuum for communications technology data elements, which includes swapping files, common applications, custom-interfaced applications, one-way standards-based sharing and two-way standards-based sharing.

The full NIST report is here. A blog about the report is here.

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