The mission of the PSAP Logistics Committee is to focus on the overall management of state, region, and local 9-1-1 operations, generally technically or systems focused on subjects such as:
- Service Provider RFPs and agreements
- Cooperative agreements
- Error resolution process in conjunction with data management
- System performance requirements
- Contingency planning
- System quality assurance
- System security certificate management (agency adherence to system security requirements)
- System integration
Lisa Dodson, ENP
· NG9-1-1 Data Flow (Co-Chairs: Richard Muscat, Amy McDowell ENP):
A NENA NG9-1-1 Data Flow WG is forming regarding issues associated with NG9-1-1 data presentation at the PSAP and utilization of information that be part of or associated with NG9-1-1 calls. In NG9-1-1 a call may include a variety of different information. This WG will address the NG9-1-1 data flow process, which will be far richer than the ALI data used in E9-1-1. Issues to be addressed will include data flow and alternatives, timing, display and presentation issues and other related aspects involved in the flow of data and how to best address potential issues. The expected outcome would be a Standard(s) and/or other document(s) that would clearly define recommended structure and minimum content of data to be provided to the PSAP and other points under NG9-1-1 operations; transitioning from today’s legacy E9-1-1 process to NG9-1-1; and the development of other potential data sources that may be utilized by the PSAP. Individuals from a diverse set of skills, including PSAP operations, equipment manufacturers, IT specialist, incident command, and other aspects of public safety are encouraged to join this working group.
· Management of Emergency Incident Data Object (EIDO) (Co-Chairs: Diane Harris ENP, Mark Hannah; Amy McDowell, ENP
The Management of EIDO Working Group will focus on developing an ANSI accredited NENA/APCO Standard to provide guidance to 9-1-1 Authorities, PSAP Managers, and application developers on how to manage data interoperability between NG9-1-1 functional elements, public safety applications within the PSAP, originating & assisting PSAPs, emergency responder applications and other law enforcement, fire and EMS entities. Expertise in data & information sharing at the PSAP is desired. Operational expertise familiar with the needs for exchanging data between call takers and dispatchers, emergency responders and other user systems is also highly sought. We are looking for a well-balanced group that will include contributions from technical and operational subject matter experts. ANSI project initiation notice was published in May 2015. Calls are Monday's at 3-4 pm ET.
- NG9-1-1 Impacts on the PSAP (Co-Chairs: John Haynes & R.V. White) The move of 9-1-1 into a full Next Generation (NG) environment will entail many operational impacts. Some obvious, others less so. In order to plan more effectively for the rapidly arriving NG reality, including the associated decisions, preparation, planning, and communication which will be essential for NG9-1-1 success, a new NENA NG9-1-1 Impacts on the PSAP Working Group is being created. This working group will build on the lessons and experiences of early adopters, insight into future technologies and systems, and the knowledge and vision of working group members to develop a guidance document to support PSAPs in their management of the way Operations will evolve in the coming years as we work to a full and complete NG9-1-1 roll-out. This effort will provide a foundational tool for PSAP Managers, Stakeholders, Field Responders, and 9-1-1 personnel as they navigate the possibilities and realities of our shared 9-1-1 future. Any member of these groups, early adopters with 9-1-1 experience, vendors in the NG9-1-1 space, and other interested parties are encouraged to sign up for this working group and become a part of this critically important effort. WG calls will be held on Tuesday’s at 2pm ET.
- Request for Proposal (RFP) Recommendations and Considerations, Co-Chairs Eric Parry and Lisa Henderson:
This work group will develop an information document regarding the essential elements and best practices of RFP documents to assist 9-1-1 Authorities and PSAPs with successfully identifying and documenting requirements for procurement of 9-1-1 core services and PSAP equipment. Calls are Friday's at 12 pm ET for 1 hour.
- PSAP Guidelines for RTT Readiness WG (Co-Chairs: Toni Dunne, ENP, Sandra Dyre, ENP)
The FCC provided its Report and Order (R&O) regarding the transition to Real-Time Text (RTT) in late 2016 identifying a requirement for Tier 1 wireless carriers to provide at least one RTT capable handset option by December 31, 2017. In general, traffic generated by RTT capable handsets will be converted by the wireless carrier to TTY so legacy PSAPs can receive the call using legacy TTY devices through either E9-1-1 or transitional NG9-1-1 systems. As a service to be requested, currently there is no process to determine if a wireless carrier is RTT capable in a serving area, to verify that a NG9-1-1 PSAP is capable of receiving native RTT, and there is no criteria or method for the PSAP to notify the wireless carriers of their readiness.
Volunteers are being sought to participate in the PSAP Guidelines for RTT Readiness Working Group. While no specific knowledge is necessary to join the working group, subject matter experts from the PSAP, Carrier, Accessibility, CPE, and Network Provider communities are desired to ensure the best understanding of industry needs for the creation of proper implementation guidelines. The PSAP Guidelines for RTT Readiness Working Group plans to meet Fridays, starting October 5, 2018, at 11:00 EST.