Minnesota Selects Federal to Support End-State NG 9-1-1 Platform
Monday, May 03, 2021 | Comments

The state of Minnesota Emergency Communication Networks (ECN), a division of the Department of Public Safety (DPS), awarded Federal Engineering a contract to provide consulting and support services for sustaining migration to an “end state” next-generation 9-1-1 (NG 9-1-1) platform for the state.

ECN identified several goals for the project’s next steps include:
• Providing the ability for Minnesota public-safety answering points (PSAPs) to accept 9-1-1 calls for all certified originating service providers
• Providing the ability to geo-spatially route the 9-1-1 calls to the appropriate PSAP
• Providing the ability to deliver the call to the PSAP’s call-handling system natively in IP with its location
• Supporting the National Emergency Number Association’s (NENA) “any device, anytime, anywhere” mission
• Implementing best practices that offer an approach for assessing and managing the cybersecurity risks that are associated with the next generation 9-1-1 services
The comprehensive project will include more than 100 PSAPs within the state.

Federal Engineering will provide a suite of services to DPS/ECN including generation of the next-generation core services (NGCS) request for proposal (RFP) and project implementation plan; development of cybersecurity initiatives for improved security measures within all PSAPs in addition to enhanced security from threats against next generation services; and draft responses, coordinate stakeholder input and propose revisions to Minnesota Statute Chapter 403 in support of DPS-ECN to prescribe how the state coordinates and maintains the 9-1-1 system, as well as how it defines the governance structure for the Statewide Emergency Communication Board.

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