NG911 Now Coalition Announces New "Partners Program"
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Posted by: Chris Nussman
establishes "Partners Program” to promote strategic alliances for accelerating
the implementation of NG911
The NG911 NOW Coalition announced
today that it has created a new program designed to expand participation in the
Coalition and to coalesce national, state, and local efforts around a unified
goal of deploying Next Generation 911 (NG911) services by the end of 2020. The "NG911 NOW Partners Program” will
support the Coalition’s efforts to broaden support for NG911 by establishing
alliances with organizations that are key to effective NG911 implementation.
Joining the NG911 NOW Coalition today as its first "Partners” are five
organizations that recognize the importance of NG911 in enhancing the nation’s
911 systems to create a faster, more flexible, resilient, and scalable system
that will allow 911 to keep pace with continued advancements in technology.
The Internet2 Technology
Evaluation Center (ITEC), a center within the Academy for Advanced
Telecommunications and Learning Technologies at Texas A&M University, will
provide valuable technical expertise to the Coalition on NG911 and other
The 911 Education Foundation
(9EF), a research subsidiary of iCERT focused on emergency response support
to public safety stakeholders, and the NG911
Institute, a not-for-profit organization that serves as an educational
resource for the Congressional NextGen 9-1-1 Caucus , will help the Coalition
to raise awareness of NG911 issues and educate policymakers and affected
stakeholders on the benefits of accelerating NG911 deployment.
The National States Geographic
Information Council (NSGIC) and the
Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA), two
organizations committed to the advancement and use of geographic information
systems (GIS), will help the Coalition drive the advancement of GIS
initiatives, which are important to leveraging the full benefits of NG911.
The Coalition appreciates the commitment that these organizations have
made, and will continue to make, in advancing NG911 deployment across the
country, and we look forward to working closely with these organizations in the
coming months and years. The Coalition
invites other interested individuals and organizations to join us in our
collective efforts. For more information
The NG911 Now Coalition was established by the National Emergency Number Association (NENA), the National Association of
State 911 Administrators (NASNA), and the Industry Council for Emergency Response Technologies (iCERT), and is
aided by experts in the federal government, academia, and industry. The mission of the NG911 NOW Coalition is to
promote an accelerated implementation of NG911 throughout the nation.