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March 20, 2020 | Comments
The National Emergency Number Association (NENA) is taking comments on an internet of things (IoT) document that outlines how the technology affects 9-1-1.

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March 20, 2020 | Comments
The National Emergency Number Association (NENA) announced that the new enhanced public-safety answering point (PSAP) registry and census (EPRC) service completed its beta period and enters its first stable release. The EPRC provides the ability to find 24x7 call transfer information for any PSAP in the United States and its territories.

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March 20, 2020 | Comments
The FCC’s Communications Security, Reliability, and Interoperability Council (CSRIC) VII adopted a “Report on the Current State of Interoperability in the Nation’s 911 Systems.” The commission directed CSRIC to survey the current state of interoperability for the nation’s 9-1-1 systems pursuant to CSRIC’s mission to provide recommendations to the commission on a variety of topics.

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March 19, 2020 | Comments
Numerous public-safety groups met March 13 to develop consensus on the need for a collaborative effort to design, implement, fund and advocate for a nationwide upgrade to the nation’s critical 9-1-1 infrastructure.

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March 16, 2020 | Comments
The FCC provided guidance to commercial mobile radio service (CMRS) providers on filing certifications of compliance with the E9-1-1 location accuracy benchmark that requires CMRS providers to provide, as of April 3, dispatchable location or X, Y location (latitude and longitude) information within a tolerance of 50 meters for 70% of all wireless 9-1-1 calls. CMRS providers must certify compliance with this benchmark no later than June 2.

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March 12, 2020 | Comments
A paper published by IEEE found that distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks launched from a mobile phone botnet pose a significant threat to the availability of 9-1-1 service. The authors are Yisroel Mirsky and Mordechai Guri with Ben Gurion University in Israel.

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March 10, 2020 | Comments
During a speech at the International Association of Firefighters (IAFF), FCC Chairman Ajit Pai addressed criticism about the FCC’s new location accuracy rules and also said an auction of the T-band would likely not be feasible.

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March 09, 2020 | Comments
King County, Washington, awarded Federal Engineering a contract to assist in the procurement and implementation phases of its 9-1-1 modernization.

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March 06, 2020 | Comments
The European Emergency Number Association (EENA) postponed its annual conference, scheduled for April in Riga, Latvia, because of the COVID-19 outbreak.

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March 04, 2020 | Comments
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) released revised guidance detailing recommendations for public-safety agencies as they respond to potential coronavirus patients. The document includes detailed recommendations for processing 9-1-1 calls, as well as instructions for responding EMS personnel.

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