National 911 Program

From NENA Knowledge Base

National 911 Program is a federal project with a mission to provide leadership and coordination in supporting and promoting optimal 911 services and playing a critical role by coordinating federal efforts that support 911 services across the nation. Works with States, technology providers, public safety officials and 911 professionals to ensure a smooth transition to an updated 911 system that takes advantage of new communications technologies. It also creates and shares a variety of resources and tools to help 911 systems. Created by Congress in 2004 as the 911 Implementation and Coordination Office (ICO), the National 911 Program is housed within the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration at the U.S. Department of Transportation and is a joint program with the National Telecommunication and Information Administration in the Department of Commerce.

External References: 

The National 911 Program website