Nominations for the 2015 NG9-1-1 Institute Honor Awards
to be given at the February 24, 2015 NG9-1-1 Gala - Washington, D.C.
Winners Receive Complementary Lodging / Transportation to DC for Ceremony*

Nomination Form Link

Carla Anderson “Citizen in Action” / First Responder Award:  The Citizen in Action / First Responder recognizes someone (an individual or more than one person(s)) who demonstrated exceptional bravery and heroism to respond in a critical time using NG9-1-1. This award honors a citizen who has taken the initiative to help in a crisis or a professional first responder such as Law Enforcement, Fire Rescue and or Emergency Medical Service professionals—for their professionalism, initiative, creativity, or diligence in assisting a person reporting and/or experiencing an emergency situation.  Professional candidates for this honor should have a proven track record of service in the field and a reputation for going the extra mile on behalf of emergency callers.  
Government Leader Award (Federal / State / Local):  This award recognizes the Federal, State or Local Government Leader that has displayed the greatest effort to advance the capabilities of NG9-1-1 emergency communications.

NG9-1-1 Public-Private Partnership Award:  This award recognizes 9-1-1 professionals from the public and private sector for their professionalism, initiative, creativity, diligence, and teamwork in assisting a person reporting and/or experiencing an emergency situation or solving a critical 9-1-1 issue.  Candidates for this award should be a team with representation from both sectors and have a proven record of experience and a reputation for going above and beyond the call of duty.

Outstanding 9-1-1 Call Center / Program Award: This award recognizes a 9-1-1 call center for overall excellence in serving the public including the handling of emergency situations reported to 9-1-1 and the deployment and management of new technology. Also, this award recognizes a state or regional 9-1-1 program for excellence in serving the public including the handling of emergency situations and the deployment and management of new technology.

NG9-1-1 Awareness Award: This award recognizes an individual, organization, company, media outlet, program or any other effort(s) to coordinate and promote education and awareness for NG9-1-1.  This award will not be measured on the size of budget, but on the creativity, innovativeness, outreach activities, and efforts, number of citizens and officials reached along with the ease of replicating the model of the efforts.


*One Winner per award and spouse or guest receive round-trip coach airfare and two nights hotel accommodations.  No cash value in lieu of transportation.  Void where prohibited.
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October 3, 2014  Press Release


Washington, DC – After hosting one of the largest fields of candidates in its history, the NG9-1-1 Institute is proud to announce the results of the 2014 election for five seats on the organization’s 15-member Board of Directors. The Institute, which has nearly 3,000 members nationwide, holds an annual election for representatives from public safety, industry, and members-at-large.  These dedicated volunteer professionals provide industry expertise and guidance as they work together to advance public safety communications and support the Congressional NextGen 9-1-1 Caucus.

The membership elected the following five individuals to the Board of Directors for 2014 -2016 terms:
  • Angel Arocho  - Comcast, representing the IP-Enabled Provider position;                    
  • Mary Boyd – Intrado, representing a Member-At-Large position;
  • Alicia Burns - Frontier, representing the Large Telecommunications Carrier position;
  • Nneka Ezenwa - Verizon, representing the Wireless Provider position; and
  • Jim Shepard - 911 Datamaster, representing a Member-at-Large position.

“We had an amazing group of qualified candidates and they all have the Institute’s gratitude for entering the election process,” noted Kim Robert Scovill, the Institute’s Executive Director.  “In combination with our current ten members, the Institute’s Board is again composed of fifteen distinguished thought leaders from all areas of public safety that will guide the Institute to even greater accomplishments in 2015,” he added.

More information, including individual membership and industry sponsorship opportunities, is available via email at contactus@ng911institute.org. 

About the NG9-1-1 Institute – The NG9-1-1 Institute (www.ng911institute.org) is a not-for-profit organization, which supports the mission of the Congressional NextGen 9-1-1 Caucus.  The purpose of the NG9-1-1 Institute is to promote public education and awareness of NextGen 9-1-1 and emergency communications issues and serve the Congressional NextGen 9-1-1 Caucus as a clearinghouse of information on NG9-1-1 and emergency communications issues.  The Congressional NextGen 9-1-1 Caucus is co-chaired by: Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Senator Richard Burr (R-NC), Representative Anna Eshoo (D-CA), and Representative John Shimkus (R-IL).

Thank you for your support.

Thank you to everyone who helped make the NG9-1-1 Capitol Hill Technology Showcase a success! 

Held on Tuesday, July 22, the event brought nearly 200 attendees, along with Industry Technologists and Distinguished Speakers, together for a common cause - Next Generation 9-1-1 (NG9-1-1). Featured topics included Indoor Location Accuracy, Text-To-9-1-1 and more.

Read Ed Parkinson, FirstNet Director of Government Affairs Blog @

 TUESDAY -  JULY 22, 2014
 9:00AM - 3:00PM

 Rayburn "Gold Room"
 RHOB - 2168

« TeleCommunication Systems
« Rave
« NextNav
« Motorola Solutions
« Intrado
« Airbus SD (formerly Cassidian)
« beamCitizen

« Adm. David Simpson,
  Chief of the FCC's PSHSB
« Ed Parkinson,
  FirstNet Director of Government Affairs
« Antwane Johnson,
  Director of FEMA's iPAWS System
« Steve Souder,
  Director of the Fairfax Co. 9-1-1 Center
« Congressional Representatives (Invited)

NG9-1-1 Capitol Hill Technology Showcase - July 22, 2014


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