October 26-27, 2005
Sheraton Greensboro Hotel at Four Seasons
Greensboro, North Carolina
Register by September 30 and save $25!

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Any discussion about the “next frontier in emergency response” and the importance of 9-1-1 in homeland security must include the critical role of Geographic Information Systems (GIS). NENA is the leader in development of standards related to GIS in Enhanced 9-1-1 and the
integration of GIS and public safety.

Come to this Critical Issues Forum to learn more about current issues as well as future trends involving GIS, E9-1-1 and homeland security. You will hear from leaders of NENA’s Technical and Operations Committees who have developed recommended standards for GIS systems and their maintenance. You will also hear from federal, state and regional government agencies, as well as GIS vendors who provide services to the public safety community

Please click on the below links to download a GIS CIF program brochure and a flyer:

KEYNOTE LUNCHEON: Introduction to Network and Cyber Security, and Why YOU Should Care
Thursday, October 27

Presented by Cisco, this year’s keynote luncheon provides an introduction to different security technologies and techniques that are deployed to protect critical assets. Get a handle on the terminology you hear–firewalls, IDS, VPNs–as well as security threats such as Botnets, Phishing Attacks, Worms & Trojans, Spyware and Cyber Extortion. For more information on this session, please download the full GIS CIF program.

Please make your hotel reservations by September 30th – call (800) 242-6556 and mention you are attending the NENA GIS CIF. 


Register for the regular GIS Critical Issues Forum and receive a $75 discount off your pre-conference courses!

If you are an ENP, you get an additional $50 off your conference price.

All attendees who register by September 30 receive a $25 discount.

Register online now!

Click here for information regarding NENA’s TERT meeting.


at a Glance

Tuesday, October 25

Leaders Urged to Attend Special Meeting to Learn from the Lessons of Hurricane Katrina and Develop a National Strategy

Nationwide System of Telecommunicator Emergency Response Teams Meeting
8:30am – 4:30pm
For more info on this meeting click here.

Pre-Conference Courses
9:00am – 4:30pm

Understanding GIS for PSAPs
Advanced GIS
Introduction to VoIP for PSAPs
Leadership in the 9-1-1 Center

Wednesday, October 26

8:00am – 9:00am
Registration/Coffee Service

9:00am – 9:15am
Introductions and Welcome

9:30am – 10:30am
The National States Geographic Information Council and Homeland Security (with highlights on The North Carolina Statewide GIS System)

10:30am – 10:45am

10:45am – 11:45am
Current Projects by U.S. Geological Survey (USGS): The National Map and Beyond

11:45am – 1:00pm
Lunch – On Your Own

1:00pm – 1:45pm
A Working Regional Information Management System for Next Generation

1:45pm – 2:00pm

2:00pm – 2:45pm
Communication, Coordination, Cooperation and Collaboration for Regional GIS Needs

2:45pm – 3:00pm

3:00pm – 4:00pm
GIS and Homeland Security, A Local Perspective: Beyond the Centerlines and Polygons

4:00pm – 6:00pm

Thursday, October 27

8:00am- 8:30am
Coffee Service

8:30am – 9:30am
Using GIS and Global Positioning Systems (GPS) to Improve Public Health Response

9:30am – 9:45am

9:45am – 10:45am
Case Studies in 9-1-1 Data Trend Mapping: The San Diego Wildfires

10:45am – 11:00am

11:00am – Noon
Wilson (NC) Fire and Rescue: Using GIS and Advanced Technology to Protect and Serve

Noon – 2:00pm
Keynote Luncheon: Introduction to Network and Cyber Security, and Why YOU Should Care, Sponsored by Cisco

2:00pm – 2:45pm
The Ohio Location Based Response System (LBRS)

3:00pm – 4:00pm
GIS Needs for Homeland Security, Disaster Planning, and E9-1-1: Planning for the Future— An Open Forum