Important Dates

  • Tues. - Thurs., March 5,6,7 - Southwest Virginia LiDar Training
  • Thursday, March 14 - 9-1-1 Services Board Meeting
  • Tuesday, March 19 - Regional Advisory Council In-Person Meeting
  • Monday, March 25 - Proposal Acceptance Letter (PAL) Deadline for the May Board Meeting

The Integrated Services Program (ISP) is the consolidation of VITA's public safety communications and geographic information system (GIS) services into a single, integrated program. It is organized in three service units, the Virginia Geographic Information Network (VGIN) Division; the Public Safety Communications (PSC) Division; and ISP Regional Outreach Program. The PSC Division supports local 9-1-1 programs through funding and technical assistance and provides staff support to the 9-1-1 Services Board. The VGIN Division supports local and state agency GIS programs through technical and data assistance and provides staff support to the VGIN Advisory Board. Both divisions utilize a common outreach effort through the ISP Regional Outreach Program, improving the efficiency of the program since many efforts impact both services. Together, the ISP divisions are prepared to help any local 9-1-1 or GIS program and state agencies GIS programs to provide their services to the citizens of Virginia better, faster or cheaper. 

News and Events

FY18 True-Up Numbers

September 5, 2018

FY18 True-Up Numbers for Review

Data collection for the FY18 True-Up process is based on the wireless 9-1-1 funding formula that went into effect on July 1, 2018. This new formula includes only two data elements - total 9-1-1 calls and population. The FY18 call data contained in this spreadsheet will be used to recalculate the wireless 9-1-1 funding distribution percentages for Virginia PSAPs on or before July 1, 2023.
PSAPs have until Oct 12th to review their FY18 true-up data. If a PSAP has any questions about this data, or believes it is incorrect, they should advise Lewis Cassada (, and copy their ISP Regional Coordinator. The 9-1-1 Services Board will review and vote on accepting this data during their November 8th meeting.

July Network News

July 2, 2018

The July edition of Network News is now available. CIO Nelson Moe discusses transition assistance program in this issue. Also included are reminders for the Governor's Technology Award submissions and COVITS registration open. VITA's supply chain management has updated the IT procurement manual and encourages users to review. 

Read July Network News

FY19 funding formula recalculation

May 8, 2018

The 9-1-1 Services Board is required by code to recalculate the wireless funding distribution percentages for Virginia Public Safety Answering Points on or before July 1. The distribution percentages are based on a new funding formula that equally averages population and total 9-1-1 calls and includes a $40,000 minimum. This minimum is based off a revenue estimate of $29,500,000 for fiscal year (FY) 2019. When calculating the new percentages, VITA ISP staff used 2017 population estimates from the University of Virginia's Weldon Cooper Center and "total 9-1-1 calls" call load data from FY13 - FY17. These new percentages will be reflected in the first FY19 funding payment that PSAPs receive in August 2018. Please contact your regional coordinator or VITA ISP staff member with any questions. 

Funding formula spreadsheet  

May Network News

May 1, 2018

The May edition of Network News is now available. CIO Nelson Moe discusses the Digital States Survey this month. Also included are the agencies will participate in IT infrastructure governance, an overview of the NG 9-1-1 deployment plan that offers assistance to localities and VITA encourages agencies to submit their work requests soon.

Read May Network News

State adopts next generation 9-1-1 deployment plan

April 24, 2018

The adopted plan will help localities enhance emergency communications. VITA’s Steve Marzolf, who directs the agency’s program that assists localities with emergency communications, said a contract has been awarded to AT&T to provide NG 9-1-1 services in Fairfax County. That contract can be used by all localities. Localities notify the 9-1-1 Services Board of their interest in the contract, reach a participation agreement with AT&T and move forward with deployment. Using the contract, which meets state procurement regulations, eliminates the need for localities to spend money and staff time on required procurement activities.

Read the press release