Current and previous news articles regarding NG9-1-1 deployment in the commonwealth.
Richmond (ISP) – The NG9-1-1 migration project is beginning to pick up steam! There are now 62 requests for funding. That’s 50% of PSAPs. We even have 8 connection diversity projects in process.
Whether you are directly involved in the project or just interested in its progress, we have several resources to keep you up to date.
The NG9-1-1 Deployment page has a summary of the project and important resources for localities.
Our Project Dashboard maps out the project across the Commonwealth, providing more detailed information.
The are several important links for the GIS aspect of the project like overview information about NG9-1-1 GIS Data Provisioning and Maintenance, Virginia NG9-1-1 Boundaries Maps line segments, guidelines for the PSAP Boundary project, and even a whole page of general Virginia NG9-1-1 GIS Resources where you can find important information on the GIS Report Cards issued by VGIN among other information.
Finally, the 9-1-1 Services Board is reviewing the project on a regular basis so you’ll want to keep up with their regular meetings. The Board is using the PSAP Grant Program as the funding mechanism for the project.
Take some time to review these links. We recommend bookmarking them for future reference.
As always, if you have questions, don’t hesitate to contact your Regional Coordinator.
Richmond (ISP) – The City of Virginia Beach has signed its contract procuring ESINet services from AT&T. The contract contains a cooperative procurement clause and may be used by other localities. For more information or a copy of the contract, please contact Darla Smith, Contracting Agent, at 757-385-4062 or via email at DASmith@vbgov.com.
Richmond (ISP) - Have you wanted an easy way to look at your PSAP and provisioning boundary line segments? Do you want to know how many you have done and how many are left to go? The Virginia NG9-1-1 Boundaries Maps website meets these needs. The maps allows you to quickly review your boundaries, understand next steps and available resources, and track your progress.
Richmond (ISP) – ISP has released new guidance and tools to assist localities with developing provisioning boundaries. These resources are available on the Virginia NG9-1-1 Resources page. Provisioning boundaries are a building block of NG9-1-1 implementation that organizes which entity submits GIS data into the Next Generation Core Services for use in the Spatial Interface for a particular area. Similar to PSAP boundaries, PSAP and GIS staff from each locality need to work together and with PSAP and GIS staff from each of their neighbors to understand roles and reach mutual agreement on the boundary.
Richmond (ISP) – The City of Virginia Beach issued a Notice of Intent to award the ESInet RFP to AT&T. If you have questions regarding the award contact Procurement Specialist Darla Smith firstname.lastname@example.org or (757) 385-4062.
Richmond (ISP) – The latest ISP newsletter is out. You may find it here.
Richmond (ISP) – ISP has determined there may be additional costs in connecting PSAPs to the ESINet. Each PSAP needs two distinct paths for the two diverse broadband circuits to enter the building. If you do not already have two, a second route needs to be established from the property line into the building. The cost of adding this was not originally considered in the migration proposals because we were not aware of the issue until circuit installation started. To date, we have seen quotes of $30,000 to $40,000 to bring the second connection into the building. The 9-1-1 Service Board is committed to cover these costs for NG9-1-1 implementation. The Approval Process for Diverse Broadband Circuits outlines the simple process for approval of these costs.
Richmond (ISP) – ISP has posted several webinar recordings to the ISP Webinar Series page.
Richmond (ISP) – VITA’s Integrated Services Program (ISP) is completing its 2019 GIS Report Cards for NG9-1-1 using the Spring 2019 ALI and MSAG data and GIS data submitted by localities during the Quarter 1 data call. These report cards will be sent to Virginia PSAPs and GIS data providers over the next 8-10 weeks. Look for a report card email from your regional coordinator!
Richmond (ISP) – VGIN published expanded overview documentation to more fully explain the 2019 NG9-1-1 report card process and results. It includes very important information about how the report cards should be viewed as your locality moves closer to the NG9-1-1 migration. Click on the large document icon in the upper left to download the PDF: 2019 Report Card Program Overview
Richmond (ISP) - VITA's Integrated Services Program (ISP) is pleased to announce the release of a new Virginia NG9-1-1 GIS Resources page on the Virginia Geographic Information Network (VGIN) Clearinghouse. You may read more about the resources at this NG9-1-1 GIS Resources Announcement The following link will take you directly to the Virginia NG9-1-1 GIS Resources page.