Join NENA's ESInet-PSBN Interconnection WG

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NENA looks forward to you joining this effort so we can move forward together.




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Volunteers are sought to participate in the ESInet-Public Safety Broadband Network Interconnection Work Group. Next Generation 9-1-1 (NG9-1-1) Emergency Services IP Networks (ESInets) and Public Safety Broadband Networks (PSBNs), like the National Public Safety Broadband Network that supports FirstNet, are both being designed with the objective of providing Public Safety with improvements in existing systems and services as well as supporting a broad range of new service capabilities. Greater benefit to Public Safety, and to the public they serve, will be possible with the interconnection of these complementary networks. NG9-1-1 ESInets and Public Safety Broadband Networks depend on an infrastructure that is built on reliable broadband connectivity. To achieve interoperability between NG9 1 1 ESInets and any external network that hosts responder devices and applications, multiple issues must be resolved in areas such as:

• Topology/Network Architecture
• IP Addressing
• Identity
• Security
• Resiliency
• Traffic Priority
• Performance
• Interfaces/Protocols

While no specific knowledge is required to join the work group, subject matter expertise in the areas of network interconnection and security will be critical to advancing the work of this group. In addition, it is critical that this work group include representatives of stakeholder groups from 9-1-1 , as well as providers of Public Safety Broadband Networks .
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.

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