Texas Interoperable Communications Coalition

The Texas Interoperable Communications Coalition (TxICC) is a voluntary association of Texas government entities and affected agencies and organizations, whose representatives have come together in a cooperative effort to facilitate the planning, developing, and financing of a statewide interoperable public safety wireless communication system, consisting of existing and future local and regional wireless communication systems which are under local control.

The TxICC is partnering with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Texas Homeland Security Office to achieve the above-stated goal, in keeping with standards set by SAFECOM (the communications program of the Department of Homeland Security's Office for Interoperability and Compatibility), and the Texas Division of Emergency Management. TxICC has been tasked by Texas Homeland Security Director, Steve McCraw, with updating the Texas Statewide Interoperability Plan to meet the current DHS Statewide Planning criteria.

Membership in the TxICC is open to representatives of federal, state, local, and tribal government agencies; public safety, health, and emergency management organizations; critical public utility and transportation entities; and other organizations which are or may become involved in critical incident responses, or government agency responses to call for assistance from the public. In cooperation with the Texas Association of Regional Councils (TARC), all 24 Texas Councils of Governments (COG's) have been invited to participate to maximize representation from all parts of the state. The TxICC has not endorsed any particular communication equipment or products, as it has elected to remain "vendor neutral".