Transition Policy Briefs raise important policy issues that must be addressed simultaneously with technology and standards development. After identifying policy issues, recommendations for policy maker consideration are provided.
To meet the objective of a fully functioning next generation 9-1-1 and emergency communications system, it is critical that state and federal policy makers (1) make the transition to NG9-1-1 a fundamental policy objective and (2) take timely and carefully scrutinized action to analyze and update existing 9-1-1 statutes and regulations.
There can be no more "critical infrastructure” than the 9-1-1 system. Thus, this document is designed to assist state and federal government leaders to initiate critical policy efforts necessary for the modernization of our 9-1-1 system.