independent task force studying the needs of emergency responders
and homeland security said $10.4 billion was needed for e-911
services nationwide to be effective.
service allows dispatchers to exactly pinpoint the location of
callers when they use a cell phone to report an emergency.
study, done by the Council of Foreign Relations' Independent Task
Force on Emergency Responders, says federal, state and local expenditures
for emergency responders should be tripled he next five years.
The council is headed by former Sen. Warren Rudman and former
White House terrorism and cybersecurity chief Richard Clarke.
National Emergency Number Association worked with the panel and
endorsed its study results. The organization pointed to the study
as evidence of the continued under-funding of wireless e-911 issues
in the United States.