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National Women’s Heart Health Month

February 10, 2011 - 09:55 AM by Jamie Barnett, Chief, Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau
The issues surrounding Women’s Heart Health are especially important to the Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau. Every minute a woman suffers a heart attack in America, but according to a 2009 American Heart Association (AHA) survey, many are not aware of the key symptoms of a heart
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A First-Ever National Test of the Presidential EAS

February 4, 2011 - 09:44 AM by Lisa Fowlkes, Deputy Bureau Chief, Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau
Yesterday we released an order that adopts rules establishing the basic framework for national tests of the Presidential Emergency Alert System (EAS). The EAS is a national alert and warning system established to enable the President of the United States to address the American public during
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FCC Hosts Two from Wounded Warrior Program

February 1, 2011 - 09:24 AM by Jamie Barnett, Chief, Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau
The Wounded Warrior Program is a great opportunity for convalescing service members to build their resumes, explore employment interests, develop job skills, and gain valuable federal government work experience that will help them prepare for their adjustment to the workplace. The Department of
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Solutions to Stop Use of Contraband Cell Phones by Prisoners

January 3, 2011 - 11:08 AM by Jamie Barnett
A few weeks ago a cell phone was found in Charles Manson's California prison cell. Corcoran, California Prison authorities confirmed that Manson had been in contact with people outside the prison walls, and for some time. Just last month, Georgia inmates are reported to have used them to
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Public Safety: Safe and Secure

January 1, 2011 - 11:40 AM by Jamie Barnett, Chief, Public Safety & Homeland Security Bureau
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Critical Infrastructure Protection Month

December 22, 2010 - 02:19 PM by Jamie Barnett
On December 3 of this year, the President issued a Proclamation that December is Critical Infrastructure Protection Month. In the Proclamation, President Obama said, "[M]y Administration is committed to delivering the necessary information, tools, and resources to areas where critical
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Moving Forward on Next Generation 911

December 21, 2010 - 03:17 PM by Jamie Barnett
Today, the Commission adopted a Notice of Inquiry which initiates a comprehensive proceeding to address how Next Generation 911 (NG911) can enable the public to obtain emergency assistance by means of advanced communications technologies beyond traditional voice-centric devices.  This
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Creating Interoperable Communications for First Responders

December 10, 2010 - 04:40 PM by Jennifer Manner
Today we took a very important step in ensuring nationwide interoperability for public safety broadband communications.  The Public Safety Bureau, based on the recommendations of the FCC's Emergency Response Interoperability Center (ERIC), is working toward a technical interoperability
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9-1-1's Next Frontier

November 23, 2010 - 04:10 PM by George Krebs
This morning Chairman Genachowski, Public Safety Bureau Chief Jamie Barnett and a collection of FCC staff visited a state-of-the-art response facility at the Arlington County Emergency Communications Center in Arlington, Virginia. Following the vision laid out in the National Broadband Plan,
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Securing Your Online Surfing and Transactions

November 2, 2010 - 11:47 AM by Vernon Mosley
Leaves are falling, the summer seems like a blur, the kids are knee-deep in homework, and the boxes and bubble wrap from newly purchased computer laptops and their slim-downed cousins, netbooks, have finally made their way to the basement for storage. If you haven't already checked, now is the
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