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Blog // Connect Iowa

TOMORROW: Regional Interoperability Region 3 Workshop

By Sarah Hagen

The Iowa Statewide Interoperable Communications System Board (ISICSB) will be conducting a series of meetings related to the deployment of FirstNet within Iowa. Additionally these regional meetings will establish the creation of Regional Interoperability Committees (RICs) within each of the six Iowa homeland security regions. The workshop will expand on the discussion that occurred at the first round of FirstNet meetings, which took place in all 99 counties. Not only will the attendees receive an update on the progress of FirstNet at the federal and state levels, the workshop will also include a series of tabletop exercises that involves how...

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RECAP: Region 4 RIC Workshop Announces Newly Elected Officials

By Sarah Hagen

Public Safety Officials from the Creston area gathered to discuss FirstNet case studies and hold Regional Interoperability Committee Elections On Oct. 13, the Iowa Statewide Interoperable Communications System Board (ISICSB), in cooperation with Connect Iowa, held an all-day, interactive workshop designed to further the progress of the First Responders Network Authority (FirstNet) in Iowa. Connect Iowa completed training in all 99 Iowa counties, and the interactive workshops represent the second phase of FirstNet education efforts.  The primary purpose of the workshop was to create a regional interoperability committee (RIC). This was a...

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Only Three Regional Interoperability Committee Workshops Left

By Sarah Hagen

The Iowa Statewide Interoperable Communications System Board (ISICSB) will be conducting a series of meetings related to the deployment of FirstNet within Iowa. Additionally these regional meetings will establish the creation of Regional Interoperability Committees (RICs) within each of the six Iowa homeland security regions. The workshop will expand on the discussion that occurred at the first round of FirstNet meetings, which took place in all 99 counties. Not only will the attendees receive an update on the progress of FirstNet at the federal and state levels, the workshop will also include a series of tabletop exercises that involves how...

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RECAP: Regional Interoperability Committee Workshop 3

By Sarah Hagen

Public Safety Officials from the Ottumwa area gathered to discuss FirstNet case studies and hold Regional Interoperability Committee Elections On Sept. 30, the Iowa Statewide Interoperable Communications System Board (ISICSB), in cooperation with Connect Iowa, held an all-day, interactive workshop designed to further the progress of the First Responders Network Authority (FirstNet) in Iowa. Connect Iowa completed training in all 99 Iowa counties, and the interactive workshops represent the second phase of FirstNet education efforts.  The primary purpose of the workshop was to create a regional interoperability committee (RIC). This was...

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