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April 09, 2020 | Comments
Emergency officials acknowledged that the COVID-19 pandemic is completely different from anything public-safety answering points (PSAPS) have handled before and said 9-1-1 leaders must be flexible and transparent to help lead their organizations through the crisis.

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April 08, 2020 | Comments
While the federal emergency medical station at the shuttered Philadelphia-metro’s Glen Mills School has yet to receive its first patients during the COVID-19 crisis, those working and recuperating at the site will have high-speed network access through Rajant equipment, the company said in a statement.

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April 06, 2020 | Comments
The Redwood Empire Dispatch Communications Authority (REDCOM) Joint Powers Authority (JPA) in California awarded Federal Engineering a contract to conduct a feasibility study for fire and EMS dispatch consolidation.

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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 20, 2020 | Comments
The National Emergency Number Association (NENA) announced that its ninth Industry Collaboration Event (ICE 9) will be combined with the European Telecommunications Standards Institute's (ETSI) and European Emergency Number Association's (EENA) fourth next-generation 1-1-2 (NG 1-1-2) PlugTest. NENA called the event the first transcontinental interoperability testing event for next-generation NG 9-1-1 (NG 9-1-1) and NG 1-1-2 emergency calling.

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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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