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High level Design for Statewide Implementation (Aligns with Nevada State Communications Interoperability Plan (SCIP)) ? Vendor Neutral (non-proprietary)

     24 June 2008 Meeting

    1:30 PM

    LCB 401 S. Carson Street Carson City, NV

    LCB 555 East Washington AvenueLas Vegas, NV

    Valerie Sumner

    Steve Albertsen (SA), Carson City Sheriff Office X Ronda Hornbeck (RH), Lincoln Cnty --- Louis Amell (LA), Las Vegas Fire X James Johns (JJ), Reno Police Dept --- Don Belcher (DB), LV Paiute PD --- Tim Kuzanek (TK), Washoe Sheriff’s Office X Robert Chisel (RC), NDOT --- Lester Lewis (LL), Clark County X Dennis Cobb (DC), Chair X Dale Lotspeich (DL), Elko Sheriff X Jake Conely (JC), Sparks Fire Dept --- Dan Newell (DN), City of Yerington X Anthony DeMeo (TD), Nye County X Chris Perry (CP), NHP X Rick Eaton (RE), Homeland Security X Phil Roland (PR), Las Vegas Metro --- Mark Foxen (MF), NV Health Dvsn --- Kay Scherer (KS), Dept of CNR X

     Jack Staley (JS), Co-Chair, LV Water X


    Valerie Sumner x Glade Myler (GM), Legal Counsel x

    Lawrence Casey x

     Dennis Cobb

     Valerie Sumner, committee coordinator;


     Dennis Cobb

    Notified by Federal Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on an additional Grant $500,000 Interoperable Communications Emergency Services training governance, exercises, procedures, agreements. Must have info back

    by 21 July 2008.

National Emergency Communications Plan (NECP) by DHS almost ready.

Public Safety Interoperable Communications (PSIC) grant information $12,000,000 awarded - project plans in for

    sub-plans; will send out to members to view. Have out by end of the week; send back comments to Dennis.

     Nevada Interoperability Engineering Project; Final NCSC Deliverable Presentation; James Collum & Walt

    Currier, CTA Communications Discussion

     JimCollum Scope of Work six main task items Project Module Plan & Timetable; Interoperability Frequency

    Plan; Proposed Methodologies and Concept of Operation; Detailed Interconnect Engineering; Detailed Gateway

    Engineering; Nevada Tactical Interoperable Communications (TIC) Plan

    NCSC Minutes - Page 1 of 4

     No remaining deliverables final on the Gateway Engineering, discussing today.

    Detailed Gateway Engineering Specifications Package

High level Design for Statewide Implementation (Aligns with Nevada State Communications Interoperability Plan

    (SCIP)) Vendor Neutral (non-proprietary) IP Based using existing microwave and fiber Allows voice

    communications between gateways supporting core systems (bridging systems Interface (BSI) open standard

    between gateways) Allows voice communications between disparate radio systems interfaces with existing

    dispatch consoles allows designated dispatch centers to monitor cross-band repeaters.

    Conceptual Design Assumptions

    - 1 Cross-band repeater site (3 interfaces)

    - 2 Base Stations and radio interfaces

    - 6 Interfaces for core system talk-groups

     6 talk paths per system

    - 2 Gateway to gateway interfaces

     24 talk paths per interface

    - Hardware redundancy for gateway switching

    - 2 Dispatch terminals (Administration, Management & Voice)

     Request for Purchase (RFP) template to support procurement of individual gateway systems non vendor specific

    (non-proprietary) (Aligns with PSIC grant funding)

    Includes suggested terms and conditions in addition to technical specifications.

    Recommends Vendor qualification process.

Opinion of Probable Costs (based upon a conceptual design).

    Based upon gateway conceptual design Intended to be a guide to set cost expectations (Does not directly estimate the cost of any system proposed in the PSIC grant) Includes unit cost estimates Includes installation and

    maintenance cost estimates.

Gateway Engineering Follow-on tasks

    Develop RFPs for procurement of individual gateway systems

    Technical oversight to maintain high level design goals

    Memorandum of Understandings (MOUs) between core systems to address gateway capabilities.

Walt Currier - Project Summary and Future Work

    Completed work tasks Project Module Plan and timetable; interoperability frequency plan; proposed

    methodologies and concept of operation; detailed interconnect engineering; detailed gateway engineering; Nevada

    TIC plan

    Regional Communications Interoperability Plan (RCIP) project, an integrated project addressing communications

    interoperability technical and operational.

New Interoperability Capabilities

    Capability 1 Cross-band repeaters

    Capability 2 Core System gateways Concept presented in SCIP; Specifications completed in this project. Capability 3 Cross-band repeaters connect to Dispatch Centers Enhanced capability with minimal investment;

    utilize the microwave/fiber network.

Continued Interoperability Efforts

    Frequency Plan Resolve frequency issues; develop implementation plan; program user equipment; develop

    dispatch center integration plan

    Nevada TIC Plan Tables, Contact information & Communication Assets Survey and Mapping (CASM) for Nevada

    TIC; County and core system input for Nevada TIC; County and core system input for Nevada TIC; TIC review

    process & identify responsibilities.

    Cross-band repeaters Purchase cross-band repeaters; develop implementation plan for cross-band repeaters;

    integrate operational use into existing communication plans; prioritize installation of cross-band repeaters.

Linkages to Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) project

    Purchase and implementation of cross-band repeaters Selection of gateway vendor(s) Selection of dispatch

    centers to monitor cross-band repeaters Completion of TIC

    NCSC Minutes - Page 2 of 4

Change order Status

    Additional meetings (Used once & still active) Cross-band repeater cost estimate (complete) Gateway cost

    estimate (complete) Frequency analysis (proposed) Develop gateway RFP for each core system (potential)

RE Resolving frequency channels co-channels we don’t own the frequencies? Overlapping frequencies?

    Jim Set of NTIC & SEC National mutual aid frequencies in 800 MHZ and VHF bands; those plans put into place

    without 100% of the groundwork that they would be available. There are co-channel interferences. The Plan

    actually interferes with existing licensees. It is a licensing issue.

    RE We don’t own these frequencies?

    Dennis Set up a coherent plan then do some swapping & switching the agencies that use them now are using

    them in smaller regions of Nevada. As we go statewide we have opportunity (if it’s a mutual aid situation) to swap

    out for something used in another part of the state. When we get plan done will approach other agencies and lay it

    out for them and show them the benefit to them.

    RE That takes us to the Frequency analysis proposal?

    DC Yes

    RE How many agencies, etc are current on CASM.

    DC 27 people from cross section of agencies.

    RE Development of RFP for gateway contract large amount of money or can grant money be used? DC I think we can do it with grant money; RFP of requisite state interoperability features that must be present in

    individual system RFPs. Do subset of the overall RFP that state requires and we should be ok.

     Department of the Interior's (DOI) ongoing State Outreach program and how we are partnering with states

    who are moving forward with large, statewide and regional interoperability communications projects; Chris Lewis


DC Chris will give us a presentation on collaborative efforts on Interoperable Communications in the States.

    Status report on Nevada and set up relationships.

Chris Public Safety communications program management with Department of Interior. With Nevada: Bureau of

    Land Management, National Parks, Bureau of Reclamations, Geological Survey, Mining, and Bureau of Indian

    Affairs. DOI crosses all disciplines IE: fire, public safety, hospitals, etc. on how best to communicate with each other with voice, data, etc. Potential for DOI to lending resource management and capabilities and radio spectrum

    initiative; share resources and infrastructure. DOI interested in where they can partner with Nevada; not to advise.

    DOI has the ability to get lots of National attention to problem areas. DOI looks at communications systems the

    Federal government brought in; look at: VHF systems; trunking; AES encryption fits 140.2; advanced encrypt

    system fits NIS; P25 compliance.

DC Is there a DOI representative in Nevada who could sit on the NCSC?

Chris Will look into that.

RE Partnering examples.

    Chris Montana 2006 MOU with State State owned, managed system with federal radio spectrum. Federal Council member for S. Dakota. Currently working with 16 states.

     Report on delayed acquisition of 2006 HSGP Southern Nevada Radio Cache, and request for NCSC

    statement of support for immediate action on sub-grant and expenditure to acquire multi-mode, multi-band cache

    radios; Dennis Cobb Discussion/Action

DC Radio Cache for S. Nevada was delayed due to issues with sub grant of money. $500,000 for radios in the

    south; county sub-granting to Las Vegas Metro Police to make purchase.

    NCSC Minutes - Page 3 of 4

JS Meeting is adjourned. ndTD 2.

    Next monthly meeting will be Tuesday, 8 Aug 2008.

    Approved Minutes are posted on the website at:

    Questions Call: 775-687-0325 or email: Draft minutes submitted by Valerie Sumner, 12 Jan 2009

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    NCSC Minutes - Page 4 of 4

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