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MCP in the News: An Essential Tool in the Staffing Toolbox

This article originally appeared in RadioResource Mission Critical Communications | RadioResource International and can be read in its entirety here.

Mission Critical Partners Helps State of Maine Accelerate Implementation of Crisis Response Services

Research conducted by MCP played an instrumental role in the passing of new legislation to develop policies and procedures related to the integration of 911 and 988 services

State College, Pa. (August 10, 2022) — Mission Critical Partners (MCP) announced today that it will continue to support the state of Maine’s Emergency Services Communication Bureau (ESCB) as it implements 911/988 service integration. MCP specifically will help the state develop policies and procedures to address screening calls for crisis-response services. The ESCB is a division of the Maine Public Utilities Commission (MPUC).

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.

NHTSA Selects Mission Critical Partners for Nationwide CAD Assessment

State College, Pa. (October 14, 2021)—The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) selected Mission Critical Partners (MCP) to support the National 911 Program in a nationwide assessment of the current status of computer-aided dispatch (CAD) systems used by emergency communications centers (ECCs). This selection was made following a full and open solicitation, and comprehensive evaluation of all proposals.

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 in the News: Unlocking the Power of ESInets: Different NG911 Provisioning Approaches Exist; Level of Control is Key Differentiator

Unlocking the power of ESInets

Three very approaches exist for provisioning such networks, and level of control is a key differentiator

By Brian Melcer and Jackie Mines

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.