Join NENA's Location Validation Consistency Work Group


President Rob McMullen, 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 Location Validation Consistency Working Group is creating a NENA document that describes baseline validation requirements, to provide guidance to implementers of LVF systems, such that when LVFs from different vendors are provisioned with the same GIS data, they return the same valid or invalid responses for the same proffered locations. The following skill sets are needed for this effort: solid understanding of the ECRF/LVF & the LoST protocol, solid understanding of the NG9-1-1 GIS Data Model, knowledge of PIDF-LO and CLDXF, implemented and/or have a working knowledge of E9-1-1 ALI DBMS systems, operational background with maintaining GIS address data, PSAP systems administration, 9-1-1 Coordinators/Program Managers and other operational staff involved with assessing and maintaining MSAG/ALI/GIS records, ensuring their accuracy and keeping them in sync. Weekly meetings to be held on Tuesdays from 3:00-4:00pm Eastern Time.
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