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This paper addresses a conceptual framework for sharing information across jurisdictions, agencies and public safety disciplines. It was developed as part of the NCR jurisdictions (i.e. Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia) interoperable communications programs. The paper explores why information sharing is important to successfully dealing with large scale events and how a lack of public safety communications systems interoperability is a major impediment. It describes a how a conceptual framework of information layers (i.e. the Data, Integration and Presentation layers) is useful to developing solutions to the lack of interoperability.