911 Practitioners: Opinions Needed for National Standards Development

The National 911 Program is asking public safety practitioners to respond to a survey about communications technologies to helps shape national standards.

The National 911 Program needs individuals and organizations engaged in emergency communications to submit feedback through a 15-minute confidential online survey.

Perceptions from the 911 community on communication technologies for public safety are needed in development of national standards.

The National Institute of Standards and Technology actually released the Public Safety Survey on Communication Technology prior to the 2019 Government Shutdown. The survey was scheduled to be open until January 31, but is now open through March 31st.

About the National 911 Program

The National 911 Program provides federal leadership to support and promote optimal 911 services, and NIST is charged with leading development of national standards. The program was created by Congress to gather information to improve the 911 system and coordinate information sharing and activities among federal agencies and all 911 stakeholders nationwide.

If you are a 911 practitioner at the local, state, regional or federal level, your experience is needed on the following areas:

  • Technology, devices and software used for day-to-day work
  • Upgrades you'd like to see in your call center and how they could benefit your work
  • Issues that could be alleviated with more advanced technology

Take the survey at PublicSafety.NIST.gov.

Visit 911.gov to learn more about the program.

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