Community support

Library Research Assignment: 600-800 words

Interoperable communications is a near-impossible challenge. Local, state, and federal agencies may be similar in charter and operations, but myriad differences exist in their communication capabilities. For the thousands of communities in the country, fully integrated, national communication capabilities are not likely to become a reality for years to come.

  • Using the library, research communication challenges for local, state, and federal agencies.
  • What challenges to interoperable communication did you encounter? Explain.
    • Be sure to address the following in your explanation:
      • Funding issues
      • Resource availability
      • Community support
      • Political stakeholders
  • In your own words, what does an interoperable communication system comprise?
    • What types of technology would have to be used for a fully integrated, national communication system? Why?
      • Summarize each type of essential technology and how it would be used.
    • Do you believe the interoperability challenge will be solved with a national system linking government agencies at all levels? Why or why not?
  • Be sure to reference all sources using APA style.