National Coordination Center (NCC): a Federal advisory committee chartered by the Federal Communications Commission from 1999 to 2003, which identified a need for a standard channel naming convention.
National Incident Management System (NIMS): a unified approach to incident management, standard command, and management structures with emphasis on preparedness, mutual aid, and resource management.
National Public Safety Telecommunications Council (NPSTC): a federation of organizations whose mission is to improve public safety communications and interoperability through collaborative leadership.
National Response Plan (NRP): the NRP establishes a comprehensive all-hazards approach to enhance the ability of the United States to manage domestic incidents. The plan incorporates best practices and procedures from incident management disciplines — homeland security, emergency management, law enforcement, firefighting, public works, public health, responder and recovery worker health and safety, emergency medical services, and the private sector — and integrates them into a unified structure. It forms the basis of how the federal government coordinates with state, local and tribal governments and the private sector during incidents.
National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA): the President’s principal adviser on telecommunications and information policy issues, and in this role frequently works with other Executive Branch agencies to develop and present the Administration’s position on these issues; manages the Federal use of spectrum; performs cutting-edge telecommunications research and engineering, including resolving technical telecommunications issues for the Federal government and private sector; and administers infrastructure and public telecommunications facilities grants.
Network Operating Charges: charges applied to users of the System through user agreements to recover operating, maintenance, capital replacement and depreciation costs of the System.
Non-Proprietary Talkgroup: a talkgroup assigned to a multi-agency operation, such as a central dispatch. Cooperatively shared by participating users, a non-proprietary talk group is not member-exclusive.
Operations Manager: represents the User Council interests and makes decisions on issues related to the day-to-day operation of the System and any urgent or emergency operational or repair decisions; establishes policies, procedures, contracts, organizations, and agreements that provide the service levels as defined in the ALMR Service Level Agreement in coordination with the User Council.
Operations Management Office (OMO): develops recommendations for policies, procedures, and guidelines; identifies technologies and standards; and coordinates intergovernmental resources to facilitate communications interoperability with emphasis on improving public safety and emergency response communications.
P25 Radio: a Project 25 compliant control station, consolette, mobile or portable radio assigned to the System that has a unique identification number.
P25 Standards: the P25 suite of standards involves digital land mobile radio (LMR) services for local, state and national (federal) public safety organizations and agencies. P25 is applicable to LMR equipment authorized or licensed, in the U.S., under the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) or Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rules and regulations.
Party/Parties: one or more entities who have signed the Agreement. The Parties to the agreement are: Department of Defense – Alaska, the Alaska Federal Executive Association, the State of Alaska, respectively or collectively.
Partitioned System Management: the management of the portion of the System management function that is delegated to a User by the Operations Manager.
Portable Radio: a hand-held, low-power, two-way radio.
Proprietary Talkgroup: an exclusive talkgroup assigned to a single, specific User group.
Protocol: a standard that governs network communications by providing a set of rules for its operation.
Quorum: the minimum number of members of a deliberative body necessary to conduct the business of that group.
Radio: either a Project 25 compliant control station, consolette, mobile or portable radio, which has a unique identification number and is assigned to the ALMR.
Radio Programming: fleet mapping, template programming and reprogramming and assignment of talkgroups within ALMR.
Radio Station Authorization: the document issued by the FCC that authorizes an agency to utilize portions of the radio frequency spectrum for their deployed communications equipment.
Relationship Manager: the User will appoint one of its employees to represent the user in its relationship with the User Council and to assist in resolving disputes.
Risk Management Framework (RMF) for DoD Information Technology (IT): A structured approach used to oversee and manage risk for an enterprise. The program and supporting processes to manage information security risk to organizational operations (including mission, functions, image, reputation), organizational assets, individuals, other organizations, and the Nation, and includes: (i) establishing the context for risk-related activities; (ii) assessing risk; (iii) responding to risk once determined; and (iv) monitoring risk over time. Requires the completion of the Assessment and Authorization (A&A), formerly certification and accreditation (C&A), process which results in an Authorization Decision (AD). The system must be reauthorized no later than every three (3) years.
SAFECOM: a communications program of the Department of Homeland Security. SAFECOM provides research, development, testing and evaluation, guidance, tools, and templates on interoperable communications-related issues to local, tribal, state, and Federal emergency response agencies.
SDA: System Design Analysis
SDID: System Design and Implementation Documentation
Security Technician: holds a Security+ certification and provides services at the direction of the Security Manager, which may include, but are not limited to, dissemination of the Information Assurance Awareness Program, signing training certificates and maintenance of training records for all System users.