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A 9/11 Tribute ' Facing Challenges Together

September 10, 2010 - 11:21 AM by Jamie Barnett
This Saturday marks the ninth anniversary of September 11, 2001, an infamous day. Tomorrow, let us remember the lives lost and also the brave first responders and volunteers who risked their lives to save others in peril, many of whom made the ultimate sacrifice. Let us also honor our
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FCC Seeks Membership to Public Safety Advisory Committee Focusing on Technical Issues and Interoperable Public Safety Broadband Communications

September 2, 2010 - 10:27 AM by Jennifer Manner
Earlier this week, the FCC marked the achievement of another significant milestone in the implementation of the National Broadband Plan’s recommendations for the deployment of a nationwide interoperable wireless broadband network for our Nation’s first responders by calling for public
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Five Years Ago

August 30, 2010 - 01:38 PM by Jamie Barnett
As the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina is here, we are faced with a strong swirl of emotions and memories.  The unprecedented devastation that the Hurricane wrought was compounded by organizational troubles from many quarters. As painful as it is for America, I want us to remember
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PSHSB August 31 Speaker Series

August 26, 2010 - 11:35 AM by Jamie Barnett
On August 31, PSHSB will welcome Dereck Orr from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) as our latest headliner in the Bureau’s Speaker Series.  The Speaker Series brings representatives from other government agencies to the FCC to speak about their work involving
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Multilingual Emergency Alerts: More Than Just Alerting

August 16, 2010 - 11:41 AM by Lisa Fowlkes
It is indisputable that broadcast radio and television plays a critical role during times of disaster.  One need only look at the role broadcast played in delivering critical emergency news and information during the snowstorms of 2010 that blanketed the Northeast, recent tornadoes, floods
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The Disaster Information Reporting System and the Status of Communications Systems in Disasters

August 11, 2010 - 03:47 PM by John Healy
Unfortunately disasters happen.  Government agencies including the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the National Communications System (NCS) and the Office of Science and Technology Policy in the White House need to know the status of communications systems and services during
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Cybersecurity Certification Blog Post

August 6, 2010 - 02:32 PM by Jeffery Goldthorp
Being a Chief Security Officer is not easy.  Viewed by many in the business world as gloomy purveyors of doom and spoilers of fun and profit, CSOs are responsible for making sure that an enterprise’s information systems are secure and reliable. Under the best of circumstances, they
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21st Century Emergency Alerting Workshop on June 10th

June 7, 2010 - 01:09 PM by Lisa Fowlkes
Don’t Forget – On Thursday, June 10, 2010, the FCC and FEMA will co-host a workshop on 21st Century Emergency Alerting:  Leveraging Multiple Technologies to Bring Alerts and Warnings to the Public. The workshop will be held in the Commission Meeting Room of the FCC, 445 12th Street,
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Our Sleeves Are Rolled Up: We Are Ready to Do Whatever It Takes

May 28, 2010 - 02:15 PM by Jamie Barnett
Building and maintaining partnerships with federal, state, tribal and local officials, first responders and the communications industry, through a variety of means, is instrumental to ensuring that the Nation has a coordinated and seamless disaster response at all levels of our society. 
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21st Century Emergency Alerting: Leveraging Multiple Technologies to Bring Alerts and Warnings to the Public

May 26, 2010 - 11:51 AM by Lisa Fowlkes
When potential threats to life and property are imminent or disasters strike without warning as did the tornadoes in Oklahoma and Kansas that claimed innocent lives recently, we all know how critical it is for all of us to receive timely alerts and warnings, access to the latest information
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