Interest in and priority for NG9-1-1
has expanded among Public Safety, federal and state government organizations, and various standards development organizations (which are typically international in scope). Many states and sub-state regions are planning and implementing IP networks, and a growing number of NG9-1-1-like transitions are happening. (See the National Map of NG9-1-1 Progress
for a current view of this activity in the USA)
NENA has published both the NG9-1-1 requirements and initial IP functions architecture and Interface specifications, and the Stage 3 version is expected to be published in March 2011. Technical and Operations Committees have been focusing their efforts on NG9-1-1 related Standards and other information documents. For current NG9-1-1 documents availability and time frames for pending information, see the Standards Status
listing. The USDOT NG9-1-1 project
to develop and operate a 2008 Proof of Concept trial was completed and published a number of documents relating to results and recommendations for NG9-1-1. And the NG9-1-1 Transition Planning Committee (NGTPC) is much further along in developing NG9-1-1 transition and implementation recommendations and guidelines.
The NG Partner Program
has developed policy recommendations on funding evolution, regulatory, legislative, and jurisdictional topics. NENA is investigating certification and accreditation possibilities, aimed toward support of quality service provision in an NG9-1-1 world. The initial steps involve developmental testing, which began in November 2009 with a multi-vendor test exercise hosted by NENA at Texas A&M.
The overall NENA NG9-1-1 project has matured, and there were multiple sessions in the NG9-1-1 track starting at the June 2009 Ft Worth Annual Conference, and in each year's Conference and TDC/ODC meetings since then. While there are and will be many early adopter cases, NENA currently estimates that the earliest that a tested, fully featured and standards compliant NG9-1-1 system could be realized is in 2011.