This committee is focused on the technical development, maintenance and evolution of NG9-1-1 systems architecture, both for real-time interfaces within the ESInet as well as those external interfaces into the system.
These would include aspects such as system management, architecture and interfaces definitions. The committee also oversees the technical integration and operational impacts of existing and newly formed security (encryption, authentication etc.) technologies on the overall ‘system’.
- NG9-1-1 Architecture Evolution - Chair, Terry Reese
The mission of the NG9-1-1 Architecture Evolution Subcommittee defines issues that involve the ESInet architecture, as well as the i3 functional elements that ride on it and their associated interfaces. It is also expected to handle both the evolution of the i3 ESInet and interconnection with evolving originating and PSAP networks.
- i3 Architecture (formerly LTD), Chair Brian Rosen & Steve O'Conor:
Creating the base i3 technical specifications.
- Forest Guide, Chair Jim Shepard & Don Mitchell:
This group will develop the specific and detailed information that could be used by an entity to identify what is required to develop, deploy and support a forest guide. This information may be in the form of a Request for Information (RFI) that would allow entities to identify specific functions that must be done and evaluate the effort to provide that function. The output of this working group may be more specific by providing requirements that an entity must meet and detailing specific implementation options.
- Emergency Services IP Network Design, Chair Jim Lockard & Joel McCamley:
This group will review the existing NENA 08-506 in order to improve several areas: Assignment of Autonomous System Numbers (AS) Numbers - including interaction with American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN); Uniform DNS entries for ESInet's and Coordinate & document .empirical testing on the performance thresholds described in the document.
- Emerging Topics - Chair, Paul McLaren
The Emerging Topics Sub-Committee is responsible for developing standards, requirements documents or information documents for all issues related to future products and services that may affect 9-1-1. The committee’s goal is to monitor industry, science, and technology activities for any such items with implication for 9-1-1, research possible impact and draft appropriate documents that can be forwarded to other NENA Committee's or regulatory and industry standard organizations in order to ensure all devices may access 9-1-1 anytime and anywhere. The Sub-Committee pools the respective knowledge of its members to understand new technology implications, bring appropriate technologies to the attention of the 9-1-1 community and describe the impact on emergency call services.
- Security Topics - Chair, Brian Knueppel
All security related to i3 / NG9-1-1