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Homeland Security and Emergency Management Assignment

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Deliverable Length: 600-800 words
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Weekly tasks or assignments (Individual or Group Projects) will be due by Monday and late submissions will be assigned a late penalty in accordance with the late penalty policy found in the syllabus. NOTE: All submission posting times are based on midnight Central Time.
•Advancing Public Safety Interoperable Communications
•DHS Information Sharing Strategy

Interoperable communications is a near-impossible challenge. Local, state, and federal agencies may be similar in charter and operations, but myriad differences exist in their communication capabilities. For the thousands of communities in the country, fully integrated, national communication capabilities are not likely to become a reality for years to come.
•Using the library, research communication challenges for local, state, and federal agencies.
•What challenges to interoperable communication did you encounter? Explain. ◦Be sure to address the following in your explanation: ◾Funding issues
◾Resource availability
◾Community support
◾Political stakeholders

•In your own words, what does an interoperable communication system comprise? ◦What types of technology would have to be used for a fully integrated, national communication system? Why? ◾Summarize each type of essential technology and how it would be used.

◦Do you believe the interoperability challenge will be solved with a national system linking government agencies at all levels? Why or why not?

•Be sure to reference all sources using APA style.

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•Advancing Public Safety Interoperable Communications
•DHS Information Sharing Strategy
Interoperable communications is a near-impossible challenge. Local, state, and federal agencies may be similar in charter and operations, but myriad differences exist in their communication capabilities. For the thousands of communities in the country, fully integrated, national communication capabilities are not likely to become a reality for years to come.
Funding issues Resource availability◾Community support◾Political stakeholders
There are many challenges associated with interoperability in regard to local state, and federal agencies, but the main challenge is defining what is the primary issue that prevents the most effective information sharing between these agencies. This challenge has yet to be overcome, but it is integral to solving the "problem" as before any problem can be effectively solved, there must be an established definition that allows all agencies the ability to work toward developing solutions for the defined issue. The second challenge is how to respect the autonomy that ...

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