The NENA Development Group (NDG) combines the former Technical and Operations Committees into a single Development Group. The NDG was formed in 2011 to identify a more efficient development committee structure and process in recognition of the changes currently underway in the 9-1-1 industry. This new structure will allow for a more organized, responsive approach to developing the standards, information, and requirements documents that are the core of NENA’s mission. The Development Group is governed by the Development Steering Council (DSC).
Standing Development Committees
The Accessibility Committee addresses accessibility issues as well as offers assistance and resources in regards to technical, operational, policy, regulatory, or any other accessibility related issue that needs attention and to provide subject matter experts to participate in any other NENA Committee or working groups as needed.
- Agency Systems
This Committee is focused on call answering system features, definitions and requirements & specifications (hardware and software). This may include, but is not limited to, 9-1-1 applications. (e.g., call handling, call logging, location display), application systems management, and other Public Safety applications (e.g., CAD, RMS, MDT, Radio console functions, etc.)
- Data Management
The Data Management Committee develops standard best practices and procedural guidelines for managing data for core service and related functions. This committee also includes all data management services required to operate, deploy, and maintain an effective 9-1-1 system. Example topics may include: location validation, mapping, routing, ALI, performance monitoring, reporting, interoperability and service level agreements.
- Data Structures
The Data Structures Committee develops and incorporates MSAG and GIS formats, ALI and PIDF-LO formats, Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) integration, NIEM conformance, alignment with other stakeholder organizations (NIMS, US Fire Administration, NCIC, NTSB, etc.)
- Interconnection & Security
This Committee will deal with all things relating to security, such as data protection, user authentication (e.g., AAA), and integration with the overall ‘system”. Also addresses Originating/Access Networks Subcommittee : wired or wireless, fixed or mobile subject matter, Terminating Networks Subcommittee includes: NG9-1-1 architecture, ESInet, GW’s, PSAP LAN, Responder WAN, etc. Emerging Topics Subcommittee with a renewed focus on emerging topics that are to be identified and then (normally) handed off to the appropriate Committee/WG
- PSAP Operations
This Committee is focused on telecommunicator tools and how to use them to handle 9-1-1 calls / data, and the issues with human resources.
- Public Education and PSAP Training
The Public Education and PSAP Training Committee provides resources and information regarding 9-1-1 public education & PSAP training in various forms to the NENA membership.The Public Education & PSAP Training Committee recognizes that budget, resources, geography, population and structure of agencies vary, making it impossible to create a public education program that will work for each agency represented in the NENA membership. Therefore, the principal objective of the Public Education & PSAP Training Committee is to act as a programs and information clearinghouse of public education programs, campaigns, presentations and materials that have been implemented successfully throughout the emergency communications community.
Special Purpose / Limited Duration Committees
- NG9-1-1 Transition Planning
This Committee identifies and makes recommendations regarding technical and operational attributes that are required for the migration to NG9-1-1. (This Committee will exist until the planning for transition is complete)