2011 Hawaii Code
128. Civil Defense and Emergency Act
§128-3.5 Statewide communications interoperability coordinator; establishment; responsibilities.

HI Rev Stat § 128-3.5 (2011 through Reg Sess) What's This?

[§128-3.5] Statewide communications interoperability coordinator; establishment; responsibilities. (a) There is established within the civil defense agency the position of statewide communications interoperability coordinator, which shall be a full-time position exempt from chapters 76 and 89.

(b) The statewide communications interoperability coordinator shall have the following areas of responsibility:

(1) Outreach, which shall include:

(A) Establishing and maintaining a database of subject matter experts and stakeholders across the State;

(B) Acting as liaison among the federal government, state agencies and officials, and state and county emergency response communities;

(C) Serving as a point of contact within state government for the federal government and industry on statewide interoperable communications; and

(D) Attending national interoperability conferences and workshops;

(2) Statewide communications interoperability plan program management, which includes:

(A) Leveraging all components of the statewide governance structure to facilitate the development of a statewide communications interoperability plan; and

(B) Coordinating the effort to implement the statewide communications interoperability plan by setting timelines and project plans for making progress on the initiatives;

(3) Grant management and policy development, which includes:

(A) Coordinating with other elements of the civil defense agency to monitor the State's interoperable communications grant opportunities; and

(B) Seeking additional grant funding opportunities for statewide interoperable communications efforts beyond those that are administered through the civil defense agency; and

(4) Measurement of the statewide communications interoperability plan, which includes:

(A) Measuring progress and results, and revising the statewide communications interoperability plan, as needed;

(B) Conducting and maintaining a statewide communications capabilities assessment; and

(C) Developing and measuring long-term and annual performance to show progress towards communications interoperability statewide. [L 2010, c 118, §1]

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