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August 2017 Newsletter

Since the end of the 65th Legislative session and approval of funding authorization, the SIRN team has moved aggressively to stand up and implement a full scale SIRN effort. Activities are currently moving along two lines of effort; 1) establish effective governance, and 2) initiate and stand up system procurement programs. The broadest effort has been the standup of the four Coordinated Regional Interoperability Boards (CRIBs), including election of Chair and Vice-chair officers, and the selection of the SIRN Sub-committee representatives. These boards will be the lynchpin for effective regional SIRN policy and feedback to the State committee.

The Program team, working with SIEC-appointed public safety communications experts from across the state, is working diligently on creating the Request for Proposal (RFP) to select a vendor partner in implementing the SIRN program. As of this time, it is the team’s intent to release the RFP before the end of the year. While we are in the process of standing up the program, work is quickly taking shape. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to the SIRN Program Team or to your local CRIB representative for more information.