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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NIOC Announces Financial Model and Production Status for NG9-1-1 PCA
The NG9-1-1 Interoperability Oversight Commission (NIOC) is pleased to announce completion of Version 1.0 of the NIOC PSAP Credentialing Agency (PCA) Certificate Validation Guidelines for the NG9-1-1 Public Key Infrastructure (PKI). Otherwise known as the Validation Policy (VP), it is a companion to the PCA Certificate Policy (CP) and contains guidelines for verifying the identity and role […]
The NG9-1-1 Interoperability Oversight Commission (NIOC), the independent oversight body for standards-driven interoperability programs for NG9-1-1, congratulates Kris Zuniga, Commander, Kings County Sheriff’s Office, on his impending retirement! Kris has served citizens in Kings County honorably – his service on the NIOC will be missed! Kris’ retirement creates a vacancy representing Public Safety Associations that […]
The NG9-1-1 Interoperability Oversight Commission (NIOC), the independent oversight body for standards-driven interoperability programs for NG9-1-1, is proud to announce the award of its RFP implementing a Forest Guide to Intrado Life and Safety. In vetting the Forest Guide RFP responses, NIOC established an all-volunteer subject-matter-expert RFP Review Panel to evaluate sealed-bid proposals, score them, […]
In accordance with its bylaws and sunshine policy, the first NIOC meeting of each quarter is a public meeting. Accordingly, the meeting for April 14, 2021 at 12:00 ET will have a portion available to the public, with dedicated time for the public to address the Commission. Members of the public may join via Zoom: […]
The NG9-1-1 Interoperability Oversight Commission (NIOC) is pleased to announce release of the final round of questions and answers (Q&A) for the Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Forest Guide.The Q&A final round can be viewed here:Download Forest Guide RFP final round Q&A HereThe RFP can be downloaded here:Download the Forest Guide RFP HereNote that […]