SEARCH Publishes 2006 National Interoperability Summit Proceedings

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SEARCH recently published the final 2006 National Interoperability Summit Proceedings, and the report is now available on the SEARCH Website.

The proceedings provide an overview of the discussions and recommendations generated by participants at the “2006 National Interoperability Summit: Improving Interagency Communications Nationwide” held in Austin, Texas, on May 24 and 25. The Summit, held a second year in a row, is a gathering of 150 leaders from across the nation who share lessons learned with their communications interoperability projects and recommend best practices for future projects. The 2006 Summit focused on management challenges in interoperability initiatives. Summit participants engaged in an open discussion with colleagues from across the country on what aspects of their projects work well, what can be done better, and what assistance Federal agencies can provide to improve future projects.

The U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, Justice Management Division, and National Institute of Justice, supported by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s SAFECOM Program, and SEARCH hosted the 2006 Summit.

In 2005, the first Interoperability Summit was held in Seattle, Washington. Following that successful meeting, the same Federal partners sponsored the 2006 Summit.