Next Generation 911

Fairfax County, Virginia, is ready for next-generation 911

by • 2 weeks ago

The Washington, D.C., suburb has completed its next-generation 911 deployment. Only 123 more to go.

It's time for government to 'throw the old 911 out the window'

by • 2 months ago

The pandemic is bringing more attention to public safety officials, who said in a webinar Thursday that it's time to rethink the future of their role in society.

911 call centers have enough capacity so far, but upgrades are delayed

by • 3 months ago

Emergency call centers are withstanding surges of calls in areas heavily affected by the pandemic, but key upgrades are being put on hold, a survey found.

Next-generation 911 promises 'explosive' challenges, state CIO says

by • 8 months ago

Wisconsin CIO David Cagigal says the introduction of digital networks into 911 call centers is presenting public safety officials with unfamiliar technologies.

Next-generation 911 standards pact coaxes international cooperation

by • 8 months ago

Groups from North America and Europe have agreed to use similar standards, which could mean better interoperability and coordination of research.

As 911 goes digital, security and training pose major challenges

by • 9 months ago

Today's aging, analog 911 systems are largely insulated from cyberattacks. But soon they'll be plugged into everything else that gets hacked.

How Lake Tahoe is fixing its evacuation route bottleneck

by • 10 months ago

With only six major routes in or out of the popular tourist spot, state and federal officials are convening to design a more resilient disaster plan.

Next-generation 911 gets $109 million boost

by • 11 months ago

Funding authorized in 2012 is now being dispensed to 34 states and territories. But a full nationwide upgrade could require more than $12 billion.

California has a new plan to upgrade 911

by • 11 months ago

After years of false starts, Gov. Gavin Newsom says the state could now be getting the support it needs to deploy the next generation of 911 technologies.

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