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From GIS to Federal Grants: Coordination is Key to NG911 Future

Federal and state entities are hard at work coordinating Next Generation 911 implementation, whether applying GIS data analysis for NG911, or preparing to distribute and manage more than $100 million in grants.

Join the next State of 911 Webinar series to:

  • Glean lessons from the Kansas 911 Coordinating Council’s GIS preparation for NG911
  • GIS Professional Sherry Massey will address the history of the pilot program and current initiatives including gap, overlap and duplication issues and the work that lies ahead
  • Learn more about the National 911 Program and NTIA’s progress toward distribution of $115 million in funding to support NG911 transitions nationwide
  • Program Coordinator Laurie Flaherty will share updates about nationwide progress toward NG911, important state-by-state information available in the National 911 Profile Database and provide information about what PSAPs can do to prepare for the upcoming grant application process

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April 2017

How Nationwide 911 Data and Strategic Plans Can Improve Emergency Communications at the State and Local Levels

Each year, state 911 administrators collect and share enormous amounts of data about PSAP operations, funding, NG911 progress and more. Ev Bailey, Executive Director of the National Association of State 911 Administrators (NASNA) and a former state 911 official, shares insights about how state leaders can use date from the 2016 National 911 Progress report to benefit state and local operations.

In this webinar, Ev discusses how states can use the progress report to:

  • Compare their activity and progress with states around the country
  • Provide state 911 boards with an update on the state of 911 across the nation
  • Educate elected state and local officials
  • Initiate discussion with local PSAPs on matters of mutual interest

Following the first presentation, Michael Garcia from the National Governors Association’s Center for Best Practices will share the results of an effort to support the creation of states strategic plans to enhance land mobile radio, 911 and broadband systems. The five participating states also develop a brief highlighting the lessons learned during the planning process in order to help other states improve their emergency communications.

Speakers Include:

Ev Bailey, Executive Director, National Association of State 911 Administrators
Michael Garcia, Policy Analyst, Homeland Security and Public Safety Division, National Governors Association’s Center for Best Practices
Captain Douglas McCleve, Utah State Police
Gordy Coles, Statewide Interoperability Coordinator, Utah

February 2017

Is Your PSAP NG911 Ready?

After studying NG911 implementation for more than two years, the FCC’s Task Force on Optimal PSAP Architecture (TFOPA) brings the FCC’s Timothy May and TFOPA Chair Steve Souder together to share a first look at the information developed to help PSAPs plan for and implement NG911.

May and Souder talk about a valuable tool developed by the TFOPA; a checklist to determine a PSAP’s level of NG911 deployment and what is needed to reach the next level. They also address cybersecurity and governance recommendations included in this report.

Then, the discussion includes a firsthand recounting of the successes and challenges of interconnecting ESInets across fours states as they transition to NG911. The "NG911 Interstate Playbook, “” written by states for states and regions addresses how these states and others can prepare for and overcome issues pertaining to operations, technological interconnectivity, policy and more.

Speakers Include:

Timothy May, Policy & Licensing Division, Public Safety & Homeland Security
Steve Souder, Chair, Task Force on Optimal PSAP Architecture
Dana Wahlberg, 911 Program Manager, State of Minnesota Department of Public Safety
Jason Horning, ENP, NG911 Program Manager at the North Dakota Association of Counties