Wednesday, April 11, 2007
7:00 - 8:00 a.m. Breakfast

8:00 - 8:30 a.m. Welcome and Introductions

Dan Hawkins, Director
Public Safety Programs
SEARCH, The National Consortium for Justice Information and Statistics

Anthony Frater, Deputy Director
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Office of Interoperability and Compatibility

Michael Dame, Assistant Director
U.S. Department of Justice
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS )

8:30 - 10:00 a.m. National Incident Management System (NIMS) and Development of All-Hazards Response Capabilities

Kyle Blackman Chief of the Resource Planning and Coordination Branch
NIMS Integration Center

Current Efforts in Development of Incident Command System (ICS) Communications Functions

Dan Hawkins

10:00 - 10:30 a.m. Break
Snack and refreshments

10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Scoping the Work to be Done
Through a facilitated discussion, summit participants will be asked to identify how ICS serves the communications needs of emergency responders and where changes are needed. The topical areas identified will be the subject of further examination through the remainder of the summit.

11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.   Lunch

1:00 - 2:30 p.m. Identifying Best Practices and Lessons Learned
This facilitated session will delve into successes and failures of the communications function during emergencies managed under ICS. Participants will detail what has worked and what needs to be changed.

2:30- 3:00 p.m. Break

3:00- 4:00 p.m. Examining Areas for Improvement
During the final organized session of the day, participants will examine needed areas for improvement in ICS and communications.

4:00 - 5:00 p.m. Networking
This summit brings together the most active practitioners and policy makers affecting ICS and its communications function. A networking session to close out the day will provide participants an opportunity to share their ideas, lessons, and concerns with other summit attendees.

Thursday, April 12, 2007
7:00 - 8:00 a.m. Breakfast

8:00 - 9:15 a.m. Making Recommendations
The findings of the first day's work will be brought back before the group to organize, confirm, and finalize recommendations.

9:15 - 9:30 a.m. Break

9:30 - 10:45 a.m. Identifying Needed Resources
In the final session of the summit, participants will identify resources needed by local, tribal, state, and federal partners for advancing the state of communications support to and through ICS.

10:45 - 11:00 a.m. Closing Comments and Thanks

Note: The agenda is subject to change. All agenda updates will be posted regularly to this Website.

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