Central Montana Interoperability Communications Consortium (CMICC)
Cascade County, the Chippewa Cree Tribe, Chouteau County, Fergus County, Judith Basin County, Pondera County and Teton County formed the Central Montana Interoperable Communications Consortium to conduct a needs assessment of the current communication environment and write an implementation strategy for interoperable communications. The consortium also entered into a contract with Northrop Grumman to conduct the Needs Assessment and to write the Implementation Strategy.
The project assessed the radio communications needs and capabilities of consortia members, both collectively and individually, and defined a comprehensive implementation strategy aimed at achieving a reliable, effective and fully interoperable communications system within and between the counties; between the Northern Tier Interoperable Consortium and the South Western Interoperability Project as well as between all local, state, tribal and Federal entities involved in emergency management and response.
The system is close to providing advanced digital, secure voice and data communications for all public safety entities in the region. The system is based on current federal and state communication standards (ODP, SIEC & Project 25) in which federal, tribal, state, local public safety and emergency management representatives can operate autonomously and transition seamlessly to communicate effectively in an all-hazard emergency mission role.