Communications interoperability involves not just the implementation of technology; it also requires attention to governance, training and exercising, and operational issues. The Interoperability Council, associated subgroups, and OJA provide a forum and mechanism for the public safety community to make further interoperability improvements.
Future interoperability improvements on the horizon may include:
Assisting counties and local jurisdictions to connect their communications systems to WISCOM for all daily radio use.
Developing standards for systems, facilities, equipment, and certification criteria for persons who operate public safety answering points.
Developing function specifications for equipment that foster interoperability.
Leveraging WISCOM infrastructure (namely the existing towers owned by the State Patrol) to provide sites for wireless broadband transmission for public safety (and perhaps the greater public).
Continuing to support legacy systems and developing interfaces among disparate systems while migrating to newer technologies.