Skip Navigation

Federal Communications Commission

English Display Options

Official FCC Blog

Public Safety

Toward More Resilient Communications Networks

October 28, 2013 - 10:08 AM by David Turetsky, Chief of the Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau
It’s been a year since Hurricane Sandy struck a devastating blow to communities in the Eastern United States. Since then, America’s recovery efforts have focused not only on rebuilding but also on resiliency – that is, improving our ability to withstand future disasters. The lessons
Read more »

FCC Releases a Software Development Kit for the Accessibility Clearinghouse

August 28, 2013 - 02:24 PM by Jamal Mazrui, Deputy Director, Accessibility and Innovation Initiative and Aaron Vimont, Accessibility Innovation Summer Intern
Created as part of the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010 (CVAA), the FCC’s Accessibility Clearinghouse is designed to be a useful, reliable, and reusable resource for individuals seeking accessibility solutions to give them full access to our nation's
Read more »

Preparing for Text-to-911

July 1, 2013 - 02:49 PM by David Turetsky, Chief, Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau and Kris Monteith, Acting Chief, Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau
For the millions of Americans who use text messaging on their wireless phones, it may come as a surprise that you typically can’t reach 911 by text message. That is beginning to change, however.Text-to-911 service is currently available on a limited basis in a few locations across the
Read more »

Preparing for Hurricane Season

June 7, 2013 - 08:54 AM by David Turetsky, Chief, Public Safety & Homeland Security Bureau
Hurricane season officially began on June 1 and will last through November 30. While recovery efforts from Superstorm Sandy are still underway, and we grapple with devastating tornadoes too, we must also prepare for the possibility of more hurricanes. And unfortunately, NOAA is
Read more »

FCC to Host Distracted Driving Technology Showcase

April 17, 2013 - 01:09 PM by Anthony Butler, Consumer Affairs and Outreach Division, CGB
Did you know that each day in the United States, more than nine people are killed and more than 1,060 people are injured in car crashes due to distracted driving?  According to a CDC study, 3,331 people were killed in 2011 in crashes involving a distracted driver.  That is a sobering
Read more »

FCC and Public-Private Partners Launch Smartphone Security Checker to Help Consumers Protect Mobile Devices This Holiday Season

December 17, 2012 - 03:33 PM by Jordan Usdan & Kevin Almasy, Public Private Initiatives
More than 20 million Americans will unwrap a new mobile device this holiday season, but most smartphone users admit they don’t know how to protect themselves from mobile security threats. With mobile cyber attacks increasing every year (threats increased 367% in 2011), it’s important that
Read more »

Protecting Your Cellphone and Smart Devices

November 28, 2012 - 04:37 PM by Keyla Hernández-Ulloa, Associate Division Chief, Consumer Affairs and Outreach Division Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau
Now that the holiday season is upon us, it is important to remember to protect our cell phones and smart devices from theft or loss.  Theft of such devices continues to increase and is becoming a serious issue not only in the United States but globally.  Among the Federal
Read more »

FEMA Works with State and Locals to Prepare Region for the Nor’easter

November 7, 2012 - 08:15 AM by Lars Anderson, Public Affairs Director, FEMA
Cross-posted from the FEMA Blog. FEMA currently has more than 5,100 personnel working alongside our state and local partners. We are supporting disaster response and recovery operations throughout the areas impacted by Hurricane Sandy. We’re also standing ready to deploy additional
Read more »

APCO International 78th Annual Conference FCC Regulatory Panel

August 30, 2012 - 04:26 PM by David S. Turetsky , Chief, Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau
Review Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau Chief David Turetsky's speech & from the APCO International 78th Annual Conference FCC Regulatory Panel & learn about latest development to improve Next Generation 911 systems."I am happy to be here with you. I'm married to a Minnesotan
Read more »

New Cell Phone Weather Alerts Already Protecting Lives

August 30, 2012 - 02:23 PM by Lisa M. Fowlkes, Deputy Chief, Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau
A new text message emergency alert system has already proven its worth during the rare “derecho” storms that swept across the East Coast in late July.Barely into its first few weeks of service, the new CMAS alerts flashed on cell phones in the Elmira, New York area almost instantly after
Read more »
close
FCC

You are leaving the FCC website

You are about to leave the FCC website and visit a third-party, non-governmental website that the FCC does not maintain or control. The FCC does not endorse any product or service, and is not responsible for, nor can it guarantee the validity or timeliness of the content on the page you are about to visit. Additionally, the privacy policies of this third-party page may differ from those of the FCC.