USDOT views the NG9-1-1 project as a transition enabler, further assisting the public to
make a 9-1-1 “call”1 from any wired, wireless, or IP-based device, and allowing the
emergency services community to take advantage of enhanced call delivery and advanced
functional and operational capabilities through new internetworking2 technologies based
on open standards. By enabling the public to access 9-1-1 services through virtually any
communications device, the NG9-1-1 system provides a more direct ability to request
help or share critical data with an emergency services provider from any location. In
addition, call takers at the Public Safety Answering Points (PSAP) will be able to transfer
emergency calls to other PSAPs and forward the location and other critical data, such as
text messages, images, and video, with the call.
The intent of the USDOT NG9-1-1 project is to provide leadership, guidance, and
resources to work with the public and private 9-1-1 stakeholders, and lay out a path to
achieve a phased migration of nationally interoperable3 emergency service networks.
Replaced/Superseded by document(s)
The NG9-1-1 Initiative is a USDOT research and development project that was
established to help define the concept of operations, functional requirements, and system
architecture and to develop a transition plan that considers responsibilities, costs,
schedule, and benefits for deploying Internet Protocol (IP)-based emergency services
across the Nation. To accomplish these goals, USDOT has worked closely with public
and private 9-1-1 stakeholders throughout the public safety community.