FCC Seeks Nominees for Technical Advisory Group

Two weeks ago the FCC announced the Emergency Response Interoperability Center (ERIC) [PDF]. One of the key purposes of the ERIC will be to establish a Public Safety Advisory Board.

Last week the Commission issued a Public Notice (DA 10-745) requesting applications and nominations for the ERIC technical advisory committee, [PDF] which would assist ERIC in carrying out its mission until a formal Federal Advisory Committee can be established.

The FCC is seeking candidates with knowledge of 4G wireless standards and its practical implementation, along with working experience in the technical management and operations of public safety mission critical communications and networks. Candidates are also expected to have experience with RF wireless technologies, capacity planning, RF network design, knowledge of interoperability and spectrum management, knowledge of existing commercial wireless systems, and more. Candidates are limited to Federal government officials or employees and elected officers of state, local or tribal governments, or designated employees authorized to act on their behalf.

The committee will be responsible for making recommendations to the Commission and ERIC regarding the development of policies and rules concerning the technical aspects of interoperability, governance, authentication, encryption, national gateway functions and interfaces, and national standards for a common set of public safety applications.

Doug Lung

Doug Lung is one of America's foremost authorities on broadcast RF technology. As vice president of Broadcast Technology for NBCUniversal Local, H. Douglas Lung leads NBC and Telemundo-owned stations’ RF and transmission affairs, including microwave, radars, satellite uplinks, and FCC technical filings. Beginning his career in 1976 at KSCI in Los Angeles, Lung has nearly 50 years of experience in broadcast television engineering. Beginning in 1985, he led the engineering department for what was to become the Telemundo network and station group, assisting in the design, construction and installation of the company’s broadcast and cable facilities. Other projects include work on the launch of Hawaii’s first UHF TV station, the rollout and testing of the ATSC mobile-handheld standard, and software development related to the incentive auction TV spectrum repack.
A longtime columnist for TV Technology, Doug is also a regular contributor to IEEE Broadcast Technology. He is the recipient of the 2023 NAB Television Engineering Award. He also received a Tech Leadership Award from TV Tech publisher Future plc in 2021 and is a member of the IEEE Broadcast Technology Society and the Society of Broadcast Engineers.