Temporarily Inactive Groups     [active in the past with the potential to reengage if needed]

Internet of Things (IoT) 

Chair - Don Ferguson, CEO - NGA911 [ Temporary ]

Charge:

The IoT Working Group will help to create and promote awareness and understanding regarding IoT technology and issues among regulatory agencies within the 9-1-1 industry, public safety authorities and their employees, other NGOs, and within iCERT Members, so that all will better recognize and manage the inevitable evolution of IoT devices into public safety.  The work product for this effort may include Topical Papers, best practice compilations, webinars, appearances at iCERT and other public safety-related meetings, or other communications methods as determined by the Working Group. 

 

Cloud 

 

Chair - Don Ferguson, CEO - NGA911  [ Temporary ]

Charge:

Educate iCERT’s membership and the larger public safety community about Cloud Computing’s current and future impact on 911/public safety technologies and  clarify the relationship between 911/public safety technologies and Cloud technologies.  The work product for this effort may include Topical Papers, best practice compilations, webinars, appearances at iCERT and other public safety-related meetings, or other communications methods as determined by the Working Group. 

Membership Outreach Committee


The primary function of the iCERT Membership Outreach Committee is to provide advice and recommend actions regarding member recruitment and member service topics to the iCERT Board of Directors. Additionally, this Committee works in concert with the iCERT Governance Committee in the latter's role of maintaining and managing changes to the Bylaws as approved by the iCERT Board of Directors. The Committee has no formal approval role.

In practice, these responsibilities are carried out by performing the following functions:

  • Provide recommendations pertaining to matters of member services to the Board of Directors

  • Contribute as a resource to the Board of Directors in matters involving member recruitment

  • Provide recommendations to the Board of Directors pertaining to matters of member dues

  • Work in conjunction with iCERT staff on direct recruitment efforts and iCERT promotion

Governance Committee


The primary function of the iCERT Governance Committee is to provide advice and recommend actions to the iCERT Board of Directors regarding governance topics. Additionally, the Governance Committee will serve as custodians of iCERT Bylaws, maintaining the document and managing changes to the Bylaws that are approved by the iCERT Board of Directors. The Committee has no formal approval role.  In practice, these responsibilities are carried out by performing the following functions:

  • Maintain the iCERT Bylaws keeping them an accurate reflection of the organization

  • Contribute as a resource to the Board of Directors in matters involving corporate governance

  • Provide recommendations pertaining to matters of governance to the Board of Directors

  • Serve in a role regarding succession planning for the organization

Targeted States Campaign Overview

 

The iCERT Targeted States Campaign is a state-by-state program in support of efforts to secure and protect 911 funding in all its forms. Working in conjunction with state and local officials, the Campaign provides much needed resources to initiate, maintain, and/or bring to fruition state-level efforts to ensure that emergency calling is properly resourced.

Campaign Premise:
Absent proper levels of adequate, stable and foreseeable funding for emergency calling, America's 911 system breaks down. Public safety officials become unable to maintain the equipment and services they need in order to provide safety at the level the public deserves and expects. When properly resourced, however, public safety agencies and the enterprises that support their critical work are able to provide to the public the crucial life-saving services our citizens, residents and visitors require.

iCERT will:

  • Engage state and local government and non-governmental partners,

  • Craft and disseminate tailored educational pieces, and

  • Convene partners and other officials to address key concerns.

Measures of Campaign Success:

  • Shifts in norms - reduced state reliance on 911 funding for unrelated matters.

  • Strengthened organizations - general increase in 911 agency budgets due to regular transfer of dedicated funding.

  • Improved policies - states amending regulations and/or administrative practices to ensure flow of funding.

  • Specific impacts - key examples of properly re-purposed funding.

Emergency Communications Resource (ECR) Working Group


Charge:
The primary function of the Emergency Communications Resource Working Group is to examine and recommend for Policy Committee, Board and/or Association action, official Industry Council positions on local, state, regional, national and international regulations, legislation, rules or resolutions affecting funding of emergency calling and response technology systems and networks. The Working Group has no formal approval role.

In practice, these responsibilities are carried out by performing the following functions:

  • Monitoring and reviewing proposed legislation and regulatory rulemaking;

  • Providing assistance to Association staff on matters of emergency communications resource policy; and

  • Recommending action to the Policy Committee.

z-axis / 911 Location Accuracy Working Group

 

Charge:

This Working Group investigates the various techniques for converting z-axis location information (expressed as HAE) into actionable information for PSAPs (e.g., 3D mapping). Because the FCC has an open docket related to z-axis matters, this Working Group may include making policy recommendations that iCERT could use in consensus-based filings before the FCC.

Convergence and Innovation Working Group


Charge:
The primary function of the Convergence and Innovation Working Group is to examine and recommend for Policy Committee, Board and/or Association action, official Industry Council positions on local, state, regional, national and international regulations, legislation, rules or resolutions affecting matters related to the ubiquitous, unified nature of emergency communications and response technologies, now and into the future. The Working Group has no formal approval role.  In practice, these responsibilities are carried out by performing the following functions:

Monitoring and reviewing proposed legislation and regulatory rulemaking;

  • Providing assistance to Association staff on matters of convergence and innovation policy; and

  • Recommending action to the Policy Committee.