National Emergency Communications Plan (NECP) Goal 2Evaluation Michael Crews Statewide Interoperability Coordinator California Emergency Management Agency
What is the NECP • A strategic plan for improving: • Interoperability • Operability • Continuity of communications • The plan is built around 3 Goals that set performance metrics
NECP Vision and Goals • NECP Vision- Emergency Response personnel can communicate • As needed, on demand, and as authorized • At all levels of government • Across all disciplines • Specific goals were set for jurisdictions to demonstrate successful Response Level Communications • Goal 1: By 2010- 90% of Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) Areas within one hour (Completed) • Goal 2: By 2011- 75% of non-UASI jurisdictions within one hour • Goal 3: By 2013- 75% all jurisdictions within one hour
NECP Goal 2 By 2011, 75 percent of non-UASI jurisdictions are able to demonstrate response-level emergency communications within one hour for routine events involving multiple jurisdictions and agencies.
Goal 2 Approach • Two types of data to be collected: • Capabilities(based on SAFECOM Continuum lanes) • Performance(response-level incident data) • Counties / County-equivalents were selected to provide standardized reporting data. • Can be analyzed against Census data for population, land area, etc. • Will provide the most comprehensive look at interoperability in the United States ever collected. • California submitted a methodology in November 2010 on our approach to collect information from counties
What is Measured Evaluation Form (Questionnaire)
Capability Data • Questions are based on past efforts: • SAFECOM Continuum • 2006 Baseline Survey • TICP Initiative • 7 Questions in Total • Results should be generalized for the entire county • Questions focuses on: • Governance • SOPs • Technology • Training & Exercise • Usage • The NECP Capabilities Assessment Guide will assist with collection of data for Goal 2
Performance Data • Performance data should be based on one or more county events evaluated using the Response-level criteria. • Counties can use a variety of methods to measure performance: • Exercises • Planned Events • Real World Incidents • Criteria focus on 3 key areas: • Common Policies & Procedures • Leadership Roles & Responsibilities • Quality & Continuity of Communications • A web-based reporting tool is available to collect and submit results to the SWIC. • https://franz.spawar.navy.mil/NECP/index.php
Approach for Capabilities Data • CalSIEC Planning Areas will designate one POC from each county to complete Capability data questionnaire • Planning Area Committee will submit completed capabilities questionnaire to SWIC via web-based reporting tool or email. • The California Interoperability Coordinator’s Office (CICO) will review and approve final capabilities reports for inclusion in the 2011 Implementation report to DHS.
Approach for Performance Data • CalSIEC Planning Areas committees will designate one POC from each county to complete response-level emergency communications performance data • POC works with county emergency response agencies to complete the response-level emergency communications after-incident report • identify future/past planned events, exercises, or real-word incidents • CICO will assist with pre-planning for upcoming events/exercises • POC submits performance data to Planning Area Committee for review and validation • Planning Area Chair submits data to CICO • The California Interoperability Coordinator’s Office (CICO) will include in the 2011 Implementation report to DHS.
Goal 2 Timeline Dec Feb Apr Jun Aug Oct Dec NECP Goal 2 Guidance & Templates released 12/12/2010 Data Collection with Counties CalSIEC PA Reports due to CICO 9/1/2011 Outreach/Support Reporting NECP Goal 2 Implementation Report Due to OEC 9/30/2011 CalSIEC Region/County Activity State Activity
How Can You Prepare? • Review or develop Tactical Interoperable Communications Plan for your county • Identify Multi-Jurisdictional/Multi-Agency Events or Exercises that can be used to complete your performance evaluation • Contact the California Interoperability Coordinator’s Office
Questions Michael.Crews@calema.ca.gov 916.845.8602
FAQs • My county participated in a NECP Goal 1 Observation. Are we required to submit data for Goal 2? • Yes. Counties that played a significant role in the event may use the same data from the AAR to complete the NECP Goal 2 reports. Counties that played a smaller role will need to select another event. • Can past events be used to complete the performance data worksheet? If so, how far back can we go? • Yes, events or incidents as far back as July 2008 may be used to complete your NECP Goal 2 requirements. • What if my county has not participated in a multi-jurisdictional /multi-disciplined event? • All counties are asked to submit information even if you have no previous or future planned events that can be measured. Notify the CICO to identify opportunities for your county to participate in an event. • How can I get an account for the performance data web-based reporting tool? • Each county point of contact identified by their CalSIEC Planning Area Committees will be given a username and password to use the tool. • Do I need to reach-out to all the jurisdictions in my county to complete the capabilities assessment? • You do not need to survey all cities and unincorporated areas of your county. The questionnaire is seeking a broad view of the county.