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MCP in the News: States need boost for 911 networks and staffing, analysts say

This article originally appeared in StateScoop on November 23, 2021 and can be viewed here.

Emergency call centers across the nation are "doing a good job" upgrading to modern technology compatible with next-generation 911, but the core infrastructure backing those systems needs a boost, according to a recent analysis from the public-safety consulting firm Mission Critical Partners.

Mission Critical Partners Identifies Largest Risk Areas for 911 Centers After Completing Over 100 Vulnerability Assessments

Data shows public safety agencies continue to see issues in staffing and implementation of Internet Protocol networks, a foundational component of Next Generation 911 (NG911).

State College, Pa. (November 18, 2021) — Mission Critical Partners (MCP) announced that the firm reached a significant milestone when it surpassed the 100th vulnerability assessment on behalf of clients in conjunction with its Model for Advancing Public Safety (MAPS®) methodology. MAPS is a proprietary assessment model developed by MCP that analyzes data and identifies vulnerabilities compared with critical success factors for public safety agencies.

NHTSA and Mission Critical Partners Collaborate to Strengthen Nationwide GIS Data Sharing

State College, Pa. (November 8, 2021) — The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Mission Critical Partners (MCP) will collaborate to assess the current status of geographic information systems (GIS) within the 911 community. The goal of the initiative is to define what is required to achieve interoperable GIS data sharing nationwide. NHTSA selected MCP following a full and open solicitation and comprehensive evaluation of all proposals. The National 911 Program, housed within NHTSA, will lead this important effort.

MCP in the News: The State of NG911 in the US

This article originally appeared in MissionCritical Communications and can be read here.

It seems universally accepted that the birth of Next Generation 911 (NG911) service in the United States occurred when the National Emergency Number Association (NENA) released in 2001 its “E9-1-1 Future Path Plan.” Ever since then, state and local 911 authorities, with support from the federal government, have strived to implement NG911 technology, which represents a quantum leap forward in terms of service delivery compared with legacy 911 systems.

MCP Launches Advanced Cybersecurity Training Program

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (August 26, 2021)—Mission Critical Partners (MCP), a leading provider of data integration, consulting, network, and cybersecurity solutions, today announced the launch of a new advanced training program aimed to prepare public safety and justice organizations to be cognizant of cyberattack threats, why and how they work, and how to strengthen their defenses against them.

MCP in the News: How to Turn the Data Tsunami into Actionable Intelligence

Better data management and information exchange between the 911 system, LE agencies and the courts will enhance decision-making and improve outcomes

This article originally appeared in Police1 and can be viewed here.

Mission Critical Partners Acquires MTG Management Consultants, Boosting Its Capabilities for the Justice and Public Safety Sectors

Acquisition furthers MCP’s opportunities to help agencies integrate complex systems and data, and to build workflows that break down silos

STATE COLLEGE, PA (February 16, 2021) — Mission Critical Partners (MCP) today announced the acquisition of MTG Management Consultants (MTG), a Seattle-based firm that provides strategy and management services to local, county and state government entities. The acquisition further strengthens MCP’s credentials as the leading provider of consulting services—as well as data-integration, network and cybersecurity solutions—for public safety and justice sector clients to enhance their technologies and operations.

MCP in the News: How Much Tech is Too Much?

Technology may be distracting us from our most effective emergency response.

This article originally appeared in Public Safety Communciations' magazine, and can be found here.

Mission Critical Partners Introduces Three Data Integration Solutions

DataLink, DataSphere and DataScape enable public safety and justice entities to integrate data from a plethora of sources much more effectively

STATE COLLEGE, Pa., December 17, 2020—Mission Critical Partners announced today the launch of three new solutions to help public safety and justice agencies integrate data into their daily operations: DataLink, DataSphere and DataScape. Each solution leverages open standards-based software that MCP subject matter experts adapt and configure based on the individual needs of each client.

Pennsylvania Regions Interconnect to Enhance Emergency Communications

Mission Critical Partners lends subject matter expertise to fiber-optic network implementation that supports several data-sharing initiatives

STATE COLLEGE, Pa., November 9, 2020—An initiative to interconnect three Pennsylvania regions via a fiber-optic communications network to improve emergency response was completed at the end of October. The project was supported by Mission Critical Partners (MCP), which provides consulting services and solutions that support mission-critical communications, specializing in networks, data integration and cybersecurity.