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Next Generation 911

Next Generation 911

Next Generation 9-1-1 (NG911) is defined as "an Internet Protocol (IP)-based system comprised of managed Emergency Services IP networks (ESInets), functional elements (applications), databases, and call handling systems (CHS) that replicate traditional E9-1-1 features and functions and provides additional capabilities. NG9-1-1 is designed to provide access to emergency services from all connected communications sources, and provide multimedia data capabilities for Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) and other emergency service organizations." (Task Force on Optimal Public Safety Answering Point Architecture (TFOPA) Working Group 2 Phase II Supplemental Report: NG9-1-1 Readiness Scorecard).

The SAFECOM-NCSWIC Next Generation 9-1-1 (NG911) Working Group utilizes stakeholder feedback from multiple levels of government to identify, document, and develop work products that will facilitate the transition to NG911.


NG911 Cybersecurity Primer
The Next Generation 9-1-1 (NG911) Cybersecurity Primer provides an overview of the cyber risks that will be faced by NG911 systems. It is intended to serve only as an informational tool for system administrators to better understand the full scope and range of potential risks, as well as recommend mitigations to these risks. Developed by DHS CISA in conjunction with the Department of Transportation, the Primer is an introduction to improving the cybersecurity posture of NG911 systems nationwide.

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