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  • Cedap

    Is Mid January still the best guess date for CEDAP?

    Happy New Year.
    j

  • #2
    Last I heard

    Yes,

    Last that I had heard / read was middle of Jan, however that might get pushed back as they finalize things; work out details of award contract vendors etc.

    Earl, Kurt, Brian, RKB...anything else to add?

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    • #3
      Yes, per their web site. And they are usually pretty good at their time lines.

      earl

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      • #4
        CEDAP Update

        FYI, just posted the following note on the RKB CEDAP Page.


        "Evaluations for the CEDAP 2006 program are nearly complete, and should be forwarded to DHS for finalization on or about 15 Jan 07. Following Congressional notification, DHS will announce the awards. Notifications should be emailed by the end of January, and final status will be posted on the RKB at that time.

        The target date for start of CEDAP 2007 applications is currently 1 March 2007. Some adjustments may be necessary, and the target date will be updated here with the most currently information available."

        Happy New Year, and best regards.

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        • #5
          RKB on top of it once again

          RKB Manager you folks ROCK

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          • #6
            Thanks for the answers. You rock!

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            • #7
              Thanks RKB! I was hoping something was going on when I was asked to create a new password today when I went to log on. Anyone else have to change their password?
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              "Just remember. No matter where you go. There you are!"

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              • #8
                Has anyone tried for, or better yet recieved eithe of the Interop Communications gateways? I'm considering shooting for one this year and thought I'd see what all it was going to take to pull it off. I know it's got some kind of coordination with the state or something involved, but I'm having trouble finding all the requirements (still looking, though).

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                • #9
                  It will take coordination and information from your mutual aid departments and probably county government. Looks like a pretty nice piece of equipment for a command post to coordinate muitiple radio frequencies/bandw without the need to monitor multiple radios. For the right jurisdiction/department, it would be the bee's knees!! Not the right piece of equipment for my dept, but I sure hope one of our M/A partners can justify the purchase or CEDAP app for one.

                  Wow, as i typed that, i know just the department to do that--and they got the radio expertise to know what to do with it too.

                  earl (whoa...Internet Inter-agency interoperability!!)

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                  • #10
                    That's right along the lines I'm thinking, Earl. We're getting a lot more inter-county coordination over the past few years. Our last county chiefs meeting we actually discussed interop comms and our up-and-coming 911 dispatch center (if it tells you how far behind we are from the rest of the world, we just got 911 voted in last year).

                    I've got one of the more progressive departments in the county, and we're getting a lot better at this grant game and hopefully we'll have a new tax-base voted in this April to help cover the vehicle to put it in (although I do have a back-up plan for the vehicle). We're probably one of, if not the best department to put one in service based on location and capabilities/training. I plan on working diligently with the other departments, and even beyond the county, just didn't remember what all that project entailed.

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                    • #11
                      Seems to me like the version offered through CEDAP could handle up to five frequencies/bands and was perhaps scalable. We decided not to pursue it because even though we run a lot of mutual aid, we were not the I/C most of the time. While i was responding to you, i realized that the best department in an area to house this type of equipment would be the department in proximity to respond with CAPABLE PERSONNEL. (still not us on the comm stuff!!)

                      In other words, we're not going to activate the County EMA command post on mutual aid calls involving 4 or 5 departments. Why not look at an item like an inter-op gateway as it were a specialized apparatus to be paged for use even for calls not involving your department? The same way we would call for a heavy rescue or light tower. Geez--i know what i'm thinking but i'm having trouble getting it to the keyboard.

                      To prepare for the app, begin gathering the bands, frequencies and radio brands that are in use around you. I don't think i printed those questions after i read them, but i'll look tonight. Good luck.

                      earl (shoot--my coffee's cold and getting old and i gotta get back to work)

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                      • #12
                        RKB Password Policy Change

                        Just in case anyone missed the news item...

                        To all RKB users:

                        The Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) passed by Congress in 2002 requires all government entities to develop and maintain an information security program. As part of our FISMA compliance plan, the RKB has adopted a new password policy. This policy will take effect at 9AM on Monday, 01/08/2007.

                        The new policy will require all users to maintain a password of at least 7 characters in length, including at least one letter and one number. If your current password does not meet this new requirement you will be prompted to change it upon login.

                        Thank you for your cooperation. Please contact the RKB staff at 703-641-2078 if you experience any difficulty.

                        -Sindy

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Greenacres2 View Post
                          Seems to me like the version offered through CEDAP could handle up to five frequencies/bands and was perhaps scalable. We decided not to pursue it because even though we run a lot of mutual aid, we were not the I/C most of the time. While i was responding to you, i realized that the best department in an area to house this type of equipment would be the department in proximity to respond with CAPABLE PERSONNEL. (still not us on the comm stuff!!)

                          In other words, we're not going to activate the County EMA command post on mutual aid calls involving 4 or 5 departments. Why not look at an item like an inter-op gateway as it were a specialized apparatus to be paged for use even for calls not involving your department? The same way we would call for a heavy rescue or light tower. Geez--i know what i'm thinking but i'm having trouble getting it to the keyboard.

                          To prepare for the app, begin gathering the bands, frequencies and radio brands that are in use around you. I don't think i printed those questions after i read them, but i'll look tonight. Good luck.

                          earl (shoot--my coffee's cold and getting old and i gotta get back to work)
                          I think I'm on the same page with you. We're talking about putting it in a command vehicle, like a Tahoe or even an old ambulance we've got and looking at making a rehab/light rescue out of. Anytime there's a call in the county with multiple departments, they can call out just our unit with the comms equipment to respond as well. Let the IC come to it, or have our guy serve as the comms coordinator type of role. Kind of like a county I know that automatically dispatches one department's air refill unit (cascade in a pick-up) to every structure fire in the county.

                          I thought I had printed it off, too. Just having trouble finding it and I can't find the info on the RKB site anymore. Plus I thought someone might have some experience with that particular equipment to kind of lean on.

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                          • #14
                            Someone drop a Nerd Alert?

                            If so my pager was off, was out fighting with a title company over paperwork.

                            Anywho, attached are the PDFs for the Communications Supplemental questions from CEDAP III. They'll have to chime in on whether or not they are changing the questions but looking at the paperwork behind the situations that the questions are based on, they probably won't change if the units are still offered in the next phase.

                            ICRI was the smaller unit that was basically a patch panel for all sorts of communications devices. RIOS was the big unit that was computer driven since it could be set up as a backup/portable dispatch and 911 call reception center. And networked to other RIOS units. I worked a few of each for people, and Earl is right as usual, yesterday was the day to start gathering the information.
                            Attached Files
                            Brian P. Vickers
                            www.vickersconsultingservices.com
                            Emergency Services Consulting
                            Westlake VFD - Houston, TX
                            Proud Member IACOJ - Redneck Division

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by BC79er View Post
                              yesterday was the day to start gathering the information.
                              I knew I was behind on this one!

                              That's exactly what I was looking for. Thanks Brian. Now I can go to work trying to figure out the mumbo-jumbo on it and exactly what agreements and such I have to cite. I'm sure with our area, I'm going to have to create some agreements and such and get them to sign on to the idea.

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