The NG9-1-1 Interoperability Oversight Commission (NIOC) is the independent oversight governance body for the NG9-1-1 Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), Forest Guide, and other technical interoperability services key necessary for interoperability and security in NG9-1-1 in North America and beyond. These services are required under standards promulgated by NENA: The 9-1-1 Association and the Internet Engineering Task Force IETF. NIOC sets the rules and policy for operating these services and performs oversight for their day-to-day operation, including compliance and finances.
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The NG9-1-1 Interoperability Oversight Commission (NIOC) is pleased to announce release of the first round of questions and answers (Q&A) and minor amendments to the Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Forest Guide.Though the Q&A period is still open, there are timely questions that are administrative in nature, so we determined it was reasonable to […]
The NG9-1-1 Interoperability Oversight Commission (NIOC) is pleased to announce release of a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Forest Guide. The Forest Guide is a core functional element in IETF and NG9-1-1 standards to allow for transfer of calls between disparate ESInets. The RFP can be downloaded here. The Forest Guide’s functionality is described […]