September 18, 2006 By News Report
APCO International said in a release, that it "greatly appreciates the Senate's bipartisan efforts to adopt VoIP/9-1-1 legislation without provisions that would have undermined the FCC's rules."
"APCO International will object to any statutory language that provides loopholes for VoIP providers to avoid 9-1-1 obligations, or delays the enforcement of the FCC Order," APCO International President Wanda McCarley said. "APCO International appreciates the Senate's action that deletes the loopholes that had been in S. 1063 and we look forward to working with the Senate and the House to ensure that any bill, which passes Congress this year, will not weaken the FCC Order."
This Digital Communities white paper highlights discussions with IT officials in four counties that have adopted shared services models. Our aim was to learn about the obstacles these governments have faced when it comes to shared services and what it takes to overcome those roadblocks. We also spoke with several members of the IT industry who have thought long and hard about these issues. The paper offers some best practices for shared government-to-government services, but also points out challenges that government and industry still must overcome before this model gains widespread adoption.