08.19.2010 11:00 AM
FCC Seeks Nominations to Emergency Response Interoperability Center Committee
WASHINGTON: The Federal Communications Commission is looking
for a few good members to sit on its Emergency Response Interoperability Center
Public Safety Advisory Committee. The commission is asking for nominations and
“expressions of interest” for membership.
The committee’s job is to help the Interop Center develop a technical framework
for nationwide, wireless broadband communications network. Under the FCC
charter, the committee has five policy objectives:
- Adoption of technical and operational requirements and procedures to ensure a
nationwide level of interoperability.
- Adoption and implementation of requirements and procedures to address
operability, roaming, priority access, gateway functions and interfaces, the
interconnectivity of public safety broadband networks, and other matters
related to the functioning of the nationwide public safety broadband network.
- Adoption of authentication and encryption requirements for common public
safety broadband applications and network use.
- Coordination of the center’s policies with other entities, including federal
- Coordination of other policies the Center may have responsibilities from time
Members can be government officials, lobbyists, “federal user groups,” and
others involved in the public safety community; equipment vendors, service
providers and representatives of other industries.
Nominations are due by Sept. 17, 2010. No specific form is required, but
nominating information must include name of entity and individual, contact
information--mailing address, e-mail, phone, etc.--and a statement summarizing
the person’s qualifications. They should be sent to Gene Fullano, association
bureau chief of the FCC’s Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau, at
firstname.lastname@example.org; by fax to
202-418-2817; or mail to 445 12th St. SW, Rm 7-C738, Washington, D.C. 20554.