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2016 Florida NENA Fall Conference

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Nebraska NENA Chapter Conference

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Join NENA's Emerging Topics Sub Committee


President Renee Hardwick, ENP

By becoming part of the solution, you will have the opportunity to not only help to shape our new direction and speed up this process, but will be on the ground floor of these changes, and among the first to learn of our new direction.This information will help you and your agency or company plan for the future, and be better prepared to serve your customers.

I look forward to your joining this effort so we can move forward together.




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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 Committees 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.

Calls are Monthly: First Thursday of each month at 4 pm Eastern

Skills needed include:
An interest in watching a broad range of multi-disciplinary areas for any items that may have an impact on 9-1-1. Abilities to search out further information about a topic, document, and share that information with the group.
5.1 Working Group Participation Expectations
It is the responsibility of the WG Chair to ensure all prospective WG Members are advised of the expectations for membership. WG members are expected to attend meetings/calls on a regular basis. Those who miss three (3) consecutive meetings without notifying the Working Group Chair(s) may be dropped from the roster and minutes distribution and forfeit their voting right in that Working Group. All committee, subcommittee, and working group members are required to participate in all polls to indicate their agreement or disagreement with the resolution of an Issue, except when there is more than one representative from an entity on a given committee, subcommittee or working group. In such cases, voting is limited to one vote per Participating Entity on any given subject. Members who do not fully participate and fulfill their membership responsibilities may be dropped from all distribution lists. Members who do not actively contribute and participate may be dropped at the DSC/Development Committee Chairs’ discretion.

NENA requires an explicit Intellectual Property Rights Policy to conduct its daily work. The objectives of this policy are to:

* Ensure that Members’ and participating Entities’ IPR are protected;
* Promote awareness of IPR issues among NENA Committees so as to permit informed decision-making about the tradeoffs associated with technical alternatives encountered in committee work; and
* Ensure that implementers producing products or services based on NENA standards are not unreasonably inhibited by IPR licensing requirements.

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