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.
For more information about what we do, read our bylaws.
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The PCA is the root certificate authority for the NG9-1-1 Public Key Infrastructure. Find out more via a webinar courtesy of NENA.
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 approval and signature of a Master Services Agreement (MSA) with DigiCert for the US PSAP Credentialing Agency (PCA) on July 29, 2020 (In Canada, the CRTC mandated that NG9-1-1 network providers are to provide PCAs). […]
The NG9-1-1 Interoperability Oversight Commission (NIOC) is pleased to announce that Michel Murray, Director, Dispute Resolution & Regulatory Implementation at the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has been confirmed by the NENA Board to fill a non-voting seats on the NIOC. In this role, he will serve as liaison between NIOC and the CRTC. Though […]
The NG9-1-1 Interoperability Oversight Commission (NIOC) is pleased to announce that Laurie Flaherty, Coordinator for the National 911 Program at the U.S. Department of Transportation, and David Furth, Deputy Chief of the Federal Communications Commission’s Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau, have been confirmed by the NENA Board to fill two non-voting seats on the […]