As early as 2016, most public safety organizations recognized the need for NG911 conformance and interoperability testing. Independent efforts never materialized.
In 2020, the Department of Homeland Security started a project to investigate the possibility of comprehensive NG911 testing. Different stakeholder groups were brought together to provide input. A summit was held that same year at which the framework proposal drafted by NENA, NASNA, and iCERT served as the basis for discussion. This group of stakeholders continued to meet and discuss how to make conformance testing a reality.
In 2022, the The NG911 Interoperability Task Force was officially formed to establish a cost-effective and equitable conformance test program with a multi-stakeholder governance structure