Organization & Document Approval Processes

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Technical Committee Organizational Structure and Document Development & Approval Processes

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Standard number: 

01-001 v4.1

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This document is written for NENA Technical Committee leadership and members. A requirement for participating in the Technical Committee process is to adhere to all procedures outlined in this document.

As “The Voice of 9-1-1”, the National Emergency Number Association (NENA) is the premiere public safety industry standards organization for defining technical issues and providing solutions for technology service providers, equipment manufacturers and other industry related standard setting bodies. NENA has established itself as an industry leader in providing technical solutions and standards that will:

  • Enable compatibility of 9-1-1 technologies;
  • Minimize costs involved in provisioning and maintaining public safety
  • communications;
  • Increase the effectiveness of 9-1-1 call handling and emergency response;

Promote teamwork among industry providers of public safety products and services. This document defines the technical organization and processes NENA has established for defining and solving complex technology issues related to the provision of emergency communications services. Such technology is inclusive of the hardware, software, private and public safety networks, data and Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP)(?) apparatus used for emergency communications. This document further identifies roles and responsibilities of the individuals involved in the development, review and approval process for NENA documents such as Technical Standard Documents (TSDs), Technical Information Documents (TIDs) and Technical Requirements Documents (TRDs).

This document also describes the Organizational Procedures that apply to the NENA Technical Committees. These Procedures have been developed to assist leadership, participants and administrators with nderstanding the processes of the NENA Technical Committees involved in defining requirements and developing NENA standards for the public safety industry. Use of this document will ensure that all processes and procedures are adhered to in the managing of the Technical Committee process.

Adoption of the procedures contained in this document will:

  • Ensure a uniform method for developing NENA documents
  • Ensure processes are followed that allow for issue submission and tracking
  • Ensure appropriate documentation and follow-up procedures are adhered to
  • Allow all Technical Committee members to thoroughly understand the
  • Committee process
Committee Information
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Technical – General

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