At the recent APCO Conference in Washington, D.C., FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler announced that he plans to seek Congressional help in facilitating the deployment of next-generation 911 networks.  The Chairman suggested that Congress establish a national map database to ensure that every public-safety answering point (PSAP) has access to the latest and most accurate maps.  He also said that Congress could direct the FCC to assist states in developing effective audit tools to ensure 911 funds are collected and distributed in an appropriate manner.  The Chairman also recommended Congress authorize additional funding to support the PSAP transition to NG911 technology.