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One hundred percent of HCCs are expected to respond ‘Yes’ (the HCC has drilled their primary communications plan and system/platform and at least one redundant communications system and platform at least once every six months) during each fiscal year.
Redundant communications systems improve the likelihood that HCCs are able to coordinate response activities during an emergency should one communication system fail. HCCs should test their redundant communications systems using the drill prescribed in the FOA and take corrective action when systems fail. This PM will assess whether regular communications drills are taking place to help ensure that communications plans and systems and platforms are working when needed. The expectation is that each HCC is testing at least one primary and one backup communications system during each drill as detailed in the FOA drill guidance.
Each HCC should report these data in the CAT. During the specified time period for end-of-year reporting, recipients should enter this information on behalf of each HCC into the end-of-year performance measure module in PERFORMS. SPPR will calculate percentages.
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