Questions About #NG9-1-1? MACo Has You Covered

Questions about NG9-1-1 and what it means for county governments? The MACo NG9-1-1 White Paper has you covered. The Commission to Advance Next Generation 9-1-1 (NG9-1-1) Across Maryland, a 2018 MACo Legislative Initiative that will help Maryland prepare for the deployment of a statewide Next Generation 9-1-1 system that our residents expect and deserve, held its … Continue reading Questions About #NG9-1-1? MACo Has You Covered

Commission to Advance #NG9-1-1 Set to Convene

The Commission to Advance Next Generation 9-1-1 Across Maryland, a 2018 MACo Legislative Initiative that will help Maryland prepare for the deployment of a statewide Next Generation 9-1-1 system that our residents expect and deserve, will hold its first meeting on Thursday, September 20, 2018, at 10 am in the Joint Hearing Room in Annapolis. … Continue reading Commission to Advance #NG9-1-1 Set to Convene

Calibrating the Compass: Using GIS for Faster 9-1-1 Response

Most 9-1-1 centers determine a mobile caller’s location based on technology that was adopted two decades ago…before cell phones were equipped with GPS. Next Generation 9-1-1 (NG911) will deliver more accurate location data – similarly to how apps like Uber can pinpoint your exact location – which will allow calls to be routed to the … Continue reading Calibrating the Compass: Using GIS for Faster 9-1-1 Response

What Happens If 9-1-1 Gets Hacked? Military Specialists and Cybersecurity Experts Share Insights & Precautions

Cyber security experts speaking at MACo’s Summer Conference provide insight for counties seeking to protect key government systems and assets. Attendees in a standing-room-only session at MACo’s Summer Conference heard updates from national experts, an international private sector cybersecurity assessment vendor, and the Maryland military on cyber security threats facing county governments. Maryland Senator Ed … Continue reading What Happens If 9-1-1 Gets Hacked? Military Specialists and Cybersecurity Experts Share Insights & Precautions

Calibrating the Compass: GIS in a Next Gen 9-1-1 World

MACo’s Summer Conference will be August 15-18, 2018 in Ocean City, MD. One of the hot topics in the 2018 Maryland General Assembly Session was Next Generation 9-1-1 technology. MACo’s Summer Conference Session, “Calibrating the Compass: GIS in a Next Gen 9-1-1 World,” will discuss how GIS data comes into play and what counties and … Continue reading Calibrating the Compass: GIS in a Next Gen 9-1-1 World

New Course Trains High School Students to Be 9-1-1 Telecommunicators

Students in Anne Arundel County will participate in the country’s first-ever program aimed at training high schoolers to be 9-1-1 telecommunicators. Glen Burnie High School is set to launch the program next year, which will focus on teaching students how to respond to a person calling 9-1-1 in distress and how to operate the technology … Continue reading New Course Trains High School Students to Be 9-1-1 Telecommunicators

Counties Gather Answers for the Call for Next Generation 9-1-1 Service

County budget and public safety representatives assemble this week to determine data and information to support the work of the Commission to Advance Next Generation 9-1-1 Across Maryland, which will report in December. MACo called a work group this week of County Public Safety Answering Point Directors, Emergency Services Directors, and County Budget and Procurement … Continue reading Counties Gather Answers for the Call for Next Generation 9-1-1 Service

Calibrating the Compass: GIS in a Next Gen 9-1-1 World at #MACoCon

Most 911 centers determine a mobile caller’s location based on technology that was adopted two decades ago — before cell phones were equipped with GPS. Unlike apps on your phone like Uber that automatically pinpoint and send information about where you are, the current 9-1-1 system estimates a caller’s location based on which cell tower … Continue reading Calibrating the Compass: GIS in a Next Gen 9-1-1 World at #MACoCon

Hogan Signs MACo’s 9-1-1 Initiative Bill

Governor Larry Hogan this week signed HB 634/SB 285 – Commission to Advance Next Generation 9-1-1 Across Maryland – Establishment, a 2018 MACo Legislative Initiative that will help Maryland prepare for the deployment of a statewide Next Generation 9-1-1 (NG911) system that our residents expect and deserve. Maryland citizens demand and expect 9-1-1 emergency service … Continue reading Hogan Signs MACo’s 9-1-1 Initiative Bill

MACo to Governor: Sign MACo’s 9-1-1 Initiative Bill

MACo sent a letter to Governor Hogan today, urging him to sign HB 634/SB 285 – Commission to Advance Next Generation 9-1-1 Across Maryland – Establishment, a 2018 MACo Legislative Initiative that unanimously passed both the Senate and House of Delegates. This legislation is essential to ensure that Maryland is prepared for the deployment of a statewide Next … Continue reading MACo to Governor: Sign MACo’s 9-1-1 Initiative Bill