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Update on National Address Database Initiative & Florida's Virtual NG911 PSAP Training Program

Published May, 10 2022

Success Without Mandates: The National Address Database

Accurate and up-to-date addresses are critical to transportation safety and are a vital part of Next Generation 911 (NG911). They are also essential for a broad range of government services, and the data can help enable critical applications, including public health tracking, natural disaster response, transportation planning, and more.


For years, no such national database existed, but in 2015, the U.S. Dept. of Transportation (DOT) began the National Address Database initiative―an aggregation of authoritative address points. Data is collected and maintained at the tribal or local government level and, in most cases, compiled at the state level before voluntary submission to the NAD. This presentation examines how the NAD has developed into a successful government undertaking without a mandate.


Florida’s Statewide Virtual NG911 PSAP Training Program

Given the shortage of in-person training opportunities during the pandemic, the Florida Dept. of Management Services recognized the need for additional training for public safety professionals concerning NG911 implementation. This discussion focuses on how the Florida Division of Telecommunications used grant funds to create a training program and virtual training workshops to educate on NG911 trends, standards and best practices while providing hands-on learning opportunities.


Speakers include:

  • Steve Lewis, Chief Geospatial Information Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, U.S. Department of Transportation

  • Leon Simmonds, 911 Statewide Coordinator, Division of Telecommunications, Florida Department of Management Services

  • Jessie Schuler, Program Manager of Special Projects, Division of Telecommunications, Florida Department of Management Services