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The Project is Complete!
|In July of 2005, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Office of Emergency Communications (OEC)/Interoperable Communications Technical Assistance Program (ICTAP) released the Communication Assets Survey and Mapping (CASM) database for use by Urban Areas that received Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) grants. Since 2005, the tool has been made available to both states and urban areas as a database to store information regarding public safety communications assets and the agencies that use them. In addition, CASM offers an analytical tool with mapping functionality to assess the types of communication interoperability available in a given area.
The Indiana Department of Homeland Security (IDHS) and the Integrated Public Safety Commission (IPSC) have been strong advocates for use of CASM in the state of Indiana. IPSC and local agencies have expended significant effort to gather and enter data into CASM regarding thousands of Indiana’s public safety agencies and their communication assets. IDHS and IPSC engaged Crowe Horwath LLP (Crowe) to perform the following activities:
The CASM project was completed in March, 2011. Click here for a complete "before and after" report, including statistics about the information gathered/entered into the CASM database.
The Indiana CASM database now includes:
2,168 public safety agencies
659 radio systems
322 Mutual Aid channels
41 ACU-1000’s or other gateways
283 dispatch centers
1600 communication structures (towers)
tens of thousands of talk groups