About Us

NASNA's sole focus is to facilitate the success of 911 programming at the State, U.S. Territory, and District level. We achieve this through networking with our members, providing learning opportunities, and productive partnerships at both the Federal level and within the private sector.

NASNA began in 1989 when state 911 program administrators began to meet informally to exchange information on common 911 issues. After its incorporation in 1994, NASNA took on two major policy issues: wireless E911 location and multi-line telephone systems. NASNA was a signatory to the historic 1996 consensus agreement on wireless location along with the Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association (CTIA), the National Emergency Number Association (NENA) and the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO). That agreement helped the Federal Communications Commission establish requirements for wireless location accuracy that endured for nearly two decades until they were updated in 2015.

Since then, NASNA has grown and gained the attention and respect of federal lawmakers, governors, federal agencies, corporations and the military. NASNA serves as the source of information, support, and expertise for industry associations, public policymakers, the private sector, and 911 professionals at all levels of government as they address complex issues surrounding the evolution of emergency communications. NASNA serves as a vital resource for the continuous improvement of 911 services nationwide through strategic partnerships and collaborative policy positions.