Statewide Interoperability Executive Committee

 

The Statewide Interoperability Executive Committee is a subcommittee of North Carolina's State Emergency Response Commission which is directly responsible for providing guidance to all state and local agencies in areas such as anti-terrorism, disaster planning, mitigation and emergency response. The SERC recognizes the SIEC as experts on interoperable communication matters and designates it as the point of contact and leadership for all interoperable communication projects as the related funding made available to the State's Administrative Agency, secretary of Public Safety . The SIEC has also been granted responsibility for the development of the Statewide Communications Interoperability Plan.

 

The SIEC has no executive or legislative authority, however they perform under the authority of the State's Emergency Response Commission which is a commission appointed by the governor of North Carolina and whose body reports to the secretary of the Department of Public Safety. The SIEC has defined operating principles and decision making procedures as outlined in its charter. The SIEC meets on a quarterly basis (usually in Greensboro). The figure below shows how the SERC and SIEC operate within North Carolina state government.