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Next Generation 911

Next Generation 9-1-1 (NG9-1-1) systems, which operate on an Internet Protocol (IP) platform, enable interconnection among a wide range of public and private networks, such as wireless networks, the Internet, and regular phone networks. NG9-1-1 systems enhance the capabilities of today’s 9-1-1 networks, allowing compatibility with more types of communication, providing greater situational awareness to dispatchers and emergency responders, and establishing a level of resiliency not previously possible. NG9-1-1 will allow Emergency Communication Centers (ECCs)/Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) to accept and process a range of information from responders and the public, including text, images, video, and voice calls. CISA, in conjunction with the SAFECOM-NCSWIC Next Generation 9-1-1 (NG911) Working Group, uses stakeholder feedback from multiple levels of government to identify, document, and develop informational products and refine innovative concepts that will facilitate the transition to NG911.

NCSWIC Chair Note

2019 has been busy yet productive! Thank you to everyone who attended the SAFECOM and National Council of Statewide Interoperability Coordinators’ (NCSWIC) meetings, on April 22-25, 2019, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The NCSWIC held a dynamic plenary meeting with members and engaged in sessions including the benefits of Geographic Information Systems for Emergency Communications, the First Responder Network Authority’s products and services, NCSWIC’s Interoperability Performance Measures, and the NCSWIC Academy, which is currently under development.

ISSI and CSSI Implementation Guidance

The Federal Partnership for Interoperable Communications (FPIC), in conjunction with SAFECOM and the National Council of Statewide Coordinators (NCSWIC), has published a guidance document for the emergency communications user community concerning implementation of Project25 (P25) Inter-RF Subsystem Interface (ISSI) and Console Subsystem Interface (CSSI) technologies.

 

SAFECOM/NCSWIC Announces Release of the Ten Keys to Improving Emergency Alerts, Warnings, and Notifications Best Practices Guidance

Emergency alert, warning, and notification (AWN) systems protect lives and property by identifying information about an impending threat, communicating that information to those who need it, and facilitating the timely taking of protective actions.

To enhance this critical information sharing across all AWN systems, SAFECOM and the National Council of Statewide Interoperability Coordinators, in collaboration with the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, developed the Ten Keys to Improving Emergency Alerts, Warnings, and Notifications.

Public Safety Strategic Collaboration Meeting: Day 2

Today, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) partnered with SAFECOM and the National Council of Statewide Interoperability Coordinators (NCSWIC) for the second day of the Public Safety Strategic Collaboration Meeting in Pittsburgh, PA.  Today’s sessions included a range of presentations and interactive panels with public safety partners from around the U.S. and all levels of government.

Public Safety Strategic Collaboration Meeting: Day 1

Today, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) partnered with SAFECOM to kick off the Public Safety Strategic Collaboration Meeting in Pittsburgh, PA.  The day had a range of presentations and interactive panels with public safety partners from around the U.S. and all levels of government.

NCSWIC PTE Committee In-Person Meeting

The NCSWIC PTE Committee met in Boise, Idaho, for two days (April 9-10, 2019) to discuss the COMM-X Portal, exercises-in-a-box templates, and outreach products. Participants also toured the National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC).

CISA Engagement at 2019 USET Impact Week

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) was invited to share information about the importance of the recently released Emergency Communications Governance Guide for State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial Officials (SLTT Governance Guide) during the United South Eastern Tribes (USET) Impact Week.

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