Abstract: The 2017 – 2019 Wisconsin Biennium Budget (Act 59) is a major milestone for NG911 activities in the state. Stakeholders have been advocating for legislation that would help local PSAPs transition to NG911 technology for many years. Included in the Act 59 is funding for an ESInet and establishes a subcommittee on 9-1-1 under the Interoperability Council. Additionally all 9-1-1 coordination activities at the state level have been assigned to the Department of Military Affairs. This presentation will talk about the impacts of Act 59 on NG911 activities in Wisconsin, what has transpired since the first Subcommittee 911 meeting in January and what can be expected in the months to come.
Bio (1st Presenter): Chris Diller is the Geospatial Coordinator for the Wisconsin Department of Military Affairs, home to the Wisconsin National Guard and Wisconsin Emergency Management. Since 2003 his job has been to oversee and coordinate the department’s mapping activities including support for the State Emergency Operation Center and National Guard Joint Operation Center.
Chris been an active participant in Wisconsin geospatial activities for over 20 years. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin – LaCrosse with a Bachelor of Science degree in Geography in 1995 and aside from a 3-year stint in the private sector, he has worked for the State of Wisconsin for the better part of his career.
Part of his job is to actively engage and coordinate with federal, state, local and tribal government as well as with private and non-profit organizations such as NSGIC. In Wisconsin he works closely with our State Agency GIS Coordination Team as well as the Office of the GIO on important issues specific to state agency needs.
Bio (2nd Presenter): Andy has a bachelor’s degree in Urban Regional Studies from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. Andy has over 25 years experience in GIS and planning. He has work with all forms of local government to provide assistance with a wide range of projects. Andy joined the North Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission (NCWRPC) in 1995 to develop and maintain the NCWRPC’s GIS program. Andy received his Certified GIS Professional (GISP) in 2004.