NENA Special Committee on Department of Defense E9-1-1 Interoperability Invitation
Friday, August 9, 2013
Posted by: Chris Nussman
The Department of Defense (DoD) is under a mandate
to deploy enhanced 9-1-1 at every US military installation by the close of
2014. NENA's goal is to ensure that
9-1-1 service is the same on-base as it is off-base and to ensure the two
interoperate effectively. This
is also inline with the current mandate.
A Special NENA Committee has been formed to join forces
with the DoD, bringing the experience of PSAP managers, State 9-1-1 Directors,
and 9-1-1 service providers. Our mission
is to provide
guidance to DoD on E9-1-1 and NG9-1-1 technologies and best practices; ensure
interoperability between State and Local systems and DoD systems; foster
cooperation between both communities on joint 9-1-1 and public safety issues; and improve
safety of on base personnel and reduce loss of material/property
The DoD 9-1-1 footprint typically is represented by one of
three models: 1) 9-1-1 calls routed to an
on base PSAP that dispatches DoD first responders; 2) 9-1-1 calls routed to a Municipal PSAP
which dispatches a combination of Municipal and DoD first responders; 3) 9-1-1 calls routed to a consolidated DoD
PSAP which dispatches calls to DoD first responders. Mutual Aid is desired between DoD and Municipal
Initially, we are looking for volunteers to participate in
one of four Sub-Committees:
with DoD leadership to implement the recommendations from the remaining Sub
Committees and NENA Standards.
Operational Best Practices
would cover addressing, GIS, facilities, access, personnel, training, SOP,
inter-PSAP communications, and data sharing.
include developing sample Memorandum of Understanding, Interoperability
Agreements, Radio Channel usage and any other documents that characterize
Provision and Networking
area includes the technologies required to allow 9-1-1 calls from on base,
independent of dial tone service provider, to reach the appropriate PSAP with
location information. This must take
into consideration the nature of the Municipal 9-1-1 system.
After our volunteer recruitment effort, we will have a
Special Committee conference call to review goals and methods. Sub-committees will begin to meet via
conference call shortly thereafter with regular full team conference call
meetings to ensure progress is being made.
If you are interested in participating, please respond to
Delaine Arnold at firstname.lastname@example.org with
your name, contact information, and Sub-committee of interest.