The Report examines the problems confronting the public safety community now and identifies the wireless communication needs of the community to the year 2010. The Report also discusses the technologies available, now and in the future, to meet those needs, the spectrum and interoperability requirements of the community, and the transition mechanisms that will be required to bring public safety communications up to expected levels of performance, efficiency, and effectiveness.
The recommendations embodied in the Report are advanced with varying degrees of certitude. Some, especially those susceptible to near term implementation, are quite specific. Some are more general. Overall, they represent the Steering Committee’s collective judgement with respect to changes necessary to maintain and improve public safety communications functions in the United States.