All states were required under the Federal FY 2007 Homeland Security Grant Program to develop and adopt statewide communications interoperability plans by December 2007. The SOA submitted a grant request under the Public Safety Interoperable Communications (PSIC) grant program through the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA). This program, administered by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency, National Preparedness Directorate requires that interoperability be addressed on a statewide basis. The ALMR System is not a statewide system, but it does cover Alaska’s highway system and population centers.