APCO、NENA和NASNA发言人引用“讨论”来解决NG911融资问题

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与911有关的三个组织的代表表示了一些乐观的看法,他们之间正进行的“讨论”可能会导致就任何立法中应包括的措辞达成更广泛的共识,以提供150亿美元的联邦资金,加速美国各地部署下一代911

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来自公共安全通信官员协会、国家紧急号码协会的人员,而美国国家911管理者协会上周由联邦通信律师协会主办的网络研讨会上就NG911资金问题做出了上述回应

与911有关的三个组织的代表表示了一些乐观的看法,他们之间正进行的“讨论”可能会导致就任何立法中应包括的措辞达成更广泛的共识,以提供150亿美元的联邦资金,加速美国各地部署下一代911(NG911)

来自公共安全通信官员协会(APCO)、国家紧急号码协会(NENA)的人员,而美国国家911管理者协会(NASNA)上周由联邦通信律师协会(FCBA)主办的网络研讨会上就NG911资金问题做出了上述回应

公共安全界一致认为,需要国会注资150亿美元,以确保基于IP的NG911平台美国各地部署,而不是将NG911局限于当地或州资金充足的地区。然而,有人担心,911利益相关者实施细节上的分歧,例如,有关互操作性、标准、网络安全和治理的语言,可能会损害国会通过NG911立法的政治意愿

到目前为止,NG911的资金已经包含>

由公共安全下一代911联盟(包括APCO内的一组公共安全组织)支持的语言>

当被问及这些分歧时,FCBA网络研讨会上的发言人淡化了任何分歧,并指出正进行讨论以解决这些问题

“我们都努力让911的专业人士受益,试图改善现状,”APCO的高级法律顾问和政府关系经理马克·雷迪什(Mark Reddish)说我真的认为,就下一代911的进展而言,我们之间的共同点比以往任何时候都要多

“我感到乐观的是,国会已经准备好为下一代911提供资金,而且,下一次有关这个主题的FCBA活动中,我们将提供各州如何利用拨款计划实施[NG911]的最新情况。”

NENA的监管顾问兼政府事务总监danhenry对此表示赞同

亨利说:“我们正这些讨论中取得进展,把事情解决了。”内娜对形势感到乐观。”

NASNA执行董事Harriet Rennie Brown也表达了这种观点

“我也有同感,”伦尼·布朗说我们正作为一个组织共同努力,为我们所服务的人实现一个共同的目标。”

目前尚不清楚APCO、NENA和NASNA这些最新讨论中究竟扮演了什么角色,也不清楚它们对国会议员产生了什么影响。三位发言人都拒绝提供有关NG911会谈的任何细节,但亨利重申“正进行讨论”

911社区中的一些人担心,NENA针对NG911的i3标准获得ANSI批准之前,NG911资金将无法使用,但亨利这方面提供了令人鼓舞的更新

关于NENA针对NG911的i3标准,注意i3成为ANSI认证标准的进展

亨利说:“i3第3版的工作基本上已经完成,现该标准有望今年夏天某个时候出版并获得ANSI认证,这对我们来说非常令人兴奋。”对我们来说,这是一个巨大的里程碑,不是跨越终点线,而是跨越终点线。”

亨利还表示,i3第4版的开发工作已经开始

目前,联邦政府资助NG911的希望取决于《美国电梯法案》的通过,因为这是唯一一部包含此类语言的立法。虽然参议员艾米·克洛布查尔(明尼苏达州民主党人)已经>

 

英文译文:

Representatives of three organizations associated with 911 expressed some optimism that ongoing “discussions” between could lead to broader consensus on the language that should be included in any legislation to provide $15 billion in federal funds to accelerate the deployment of next-generation 911 (NG911) across the United States.

Personnel from the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO), the National Emergency Number Association (NENA), and the National Association of State 911 Administrators (NASNA) made the statements in response to questions about NG911 funding during a webinar last week hosted by the Federal Communications Bar Association (FCBA).

There is consensus within the public-safety community that an infusion of $15 billion from Congress is needed to ensure that IP-based NG911 platforms are deployed throughout the U.S., as opposed to NG911 being limited to locations with sufficient local or state funding. However, there have been concerns that disagreements among 911 stakeholders about implementation details—for instance, language regarding interoperability, standards, cybersecurity and governance—could undermine political will on Capitol Hill to pass NG911 legislation.

To date, NG911 funding has been included in the Democrat-led infrastructure bill introduced in the House known as the LIFT America Act, but NG911 language has been conspicuously absent from large spending proposals from President Joe Biden and Republicans.

Language supported by the Public Safety Next Generation 911 Coalition—a group of public-safety organizations that includes APCO that was established last year—is in the LIFT America Act, but officials for NENA, NASNA and iCERT have outlined aspects of the proposal that they find objectionable.

When asked about these differences, speakers in the FCBA webinar downplayed any disagreements and noted that are ongoing discussions to address the matters.

“We’re all working to benefit 911 professionals, trying to improve the status quo,” Mark Reddish, APCO’s senior counsel and manager of government relations, said. “I really think a lot more is in common than we could ever be separated on, in terms of progress toward next-generation 911.

“I’m feeling optimistic that Congress is ready to provide funding for next-generation 911 and that, for the next FCBA event on this topic, we’ll be giving a status update of how states are implementing [NG911] using the grant program.”

Dan Henry, NENA’s regulatory counsel and director of government affairs, agreed.

“We’re making progress in these discussions, getting thing worked out,” Henry said. “NENA feels positive about the situation.”

NASNA Executive Director Harriet Rennie-Brown echoed this sentiment.

“I feel the same way,” Rennie-Brown said. “We are working together as organizations to meet a common goal for the good of those that we serve.”

It was not clear what exactly what roles APCO, NENA and NASNA are playing in these latest discussions or what impact they were having on Capitol Hill lawmakers. All three speaker declined to provide any details about the NG911 talks, but Henry reiterated that “discussions are happening.”

Some within the 911 community have expressed concerns that NG911 funding would not be available for use until NENA’s i3 standard for NG911 receives ANSI approval, but.Henry offered an encouraging update on that front.

about NENA’s i3 standard for NG911, noting progress toward i3 becoming an ANSI-accredited standard.

“Work on Revision 3 of i3 has essentially been completed, and now the standard is on track for publication and ANSI accreditation by sometime this summer, which is very exciting for us,” Henry said. “That’s a huge milestone for us getting across not finish line but finish line.”

Henry also said that development work for Revision 4 of i3 already has been started.

At the moment, hopes for federal NG911 funding depend on the passage of the LIFT America Act, as that is the only legislation that includes such language. Although noted 911 advocate Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) has vowed to introduce standalone NG911 funding legislation, no such standalone bill has been introduced in the Senate or the House during this session of Congress.

 

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