establish common product standards for emergency responder technology materiel.


The requirement for C4ISR is ubiquitous, whether for the Army’s Future Force or for today’s emergency responder. The committee is convinced that quick action on the part of the Army can provide beneficial C4ISR solutions to the Department of Homeland Security that will ensure a high level of interoperability between the emergency responders and the Army should our nation be forced to respond again to a catastrophic event on U.S. soil.


Canada, B. 2003. Homeland Security: Standards for State and Local Preparedness, May 12. Available online at <>. Accessed November 20, 2003.

Cooper, S. 2003. Presentation by Steve Cooper, Chief Information Officer, Department of Homeland Security, to the National Institute for Urban Search and Rescue Conference, January 13, 2003, San Diego, Calif.

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