State & Local Agencies

Ms. Anna Burrall has provided program management support for interoperable communications projects at U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for eight years.  She manages a number of State and local government interoperability projects; including the development of governance policies and procedures, regional Tactical Interoperable Communications Plans (TICP) and Field Operations Guides (FOG), Communication Assets Survey and Mapping (CASM) data entry, and the coordination of regional communications exercises.

A graduate of Duke University, Ms. Burrall manages projects such as Amtrak’s Interoperable Communications Plan; New Jersey TICPs, FOG, and training projects; the Southeastern Pennsylvania Regional Task Force interoperability and outreach projects; Lake, McHenry, and Champaign counties TICP and exercise projects in Illinois; and a governance project in Sacramento, CA. As one of the DHS Interoperable Communications Technical Assistance Program (ICTAP) support personnel, Ms. Burrall coordinated DHS technical assistance and communications efforts among Federal, State, and local emergency responders and public safety officials. She supported the development of Tactical Interoperable Communications Plans (TICP) for Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) and helped to coordinate the peer review process for the plans. In addition, she helped coordinate the evaluations of the 75 TICP Validation Exercises. She supported the Public Safety Interoperable Communications (PSIC) Grant Program and helped to develop PSIC Grantee Assistance. Ms. Burrall has also supported FEMA’s Disaster Emergency Communications (DEC) Division, including managing the Division’s communications and outreach efforts.

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