Commission names Martin as Defense Commissioner

May 6, 2005

The FCC has appointed Chairman Kevin Martin as its Defense Commissioner responsible for overseeing all homeland security, national security and emergency preparedness and defense functions of the agency.

The commission action sets Martin up as the FCC representative on interagency matters related to security and defense matters, including continuity of government during national emergencies; the principal point of contact for all matters pertaining to the Department of Homeland Security; the one responsible for developing emergency programs covering wireless, wireline, broadcast, cable and satellite facility service provisions; and the one who assumes the duties of the commission under certain emergencies.

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