Next Generation 9-1-1 Initiative

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), under the U.S. Department of Transportation, was established in 1970 to carry out public safety programs. The ENHANCE 911 Act of 2004 authorized NHTSA and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration to establish a national 9-1-1 Implementation Coordination Office to administer a grant program for Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs). The Office reports implementation progress, makes recommendations to Congress on E 9-1-1 needs, and administers new federal cost-share grants to state and local E 9-1-1 agencies for implementation and operations.

The Next Generation 9-1-1 Initiative is a research and development project to help define the system architecture and develop a transition plan to establish a digital, Internet Protocol (IP)-based foundation for the delivery of multimedia 9-1-1 "calls."

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