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Released: February 4, 2013

PUBLIC NOTICE

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Federal Communications Commission

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418-0500
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Washington, D.C. 20554

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DA 13-146

Released: February 4, 2013

FCC PROVIDES ADDITIONAL DETAILS REGARDING THE FIRST POST-SUPERSTORM

SANDY FIELD HEARING, SCHEDULED FOR FEBRUARY 5, 2013

By this Public Notice, we provide additional details regarding the first post-Superstorm
Sandy field hearing, scheduled for tomorrow, Tuesday, February 5, 2013.1 We also announce a
revised start time of 9:15 a.m. for the morning session.
An updated agenda, with panelists listed in the order in which they will speak, is
provided below.

MORNING SESSION

Location:
Alexander Hamilton U.S. Customs House, 1 Bowling Green, Manhattan
New York, NY 10004
9:15 AM
Welcome and Opening Remarks
10:00 AM
Panel #1: Public and Private Responses to Superstorm Sandy
Moderator: David Turetsky, Chief, Public Safety and Homeland Security
Bureau, FCC
Panelists
· Rahul N. Merchant, Citywide Chief Information and Innovation
Officer/Commissioner New York City Department of Information Technology &
Telecommunications
· Jack Schnirman, City Manager, City of Long Beach, New York
· Michael Corso, Managing Director, New York State Department of Public
Service
· Clifford Abbio, Vice President of Engineering and Operations at Crown Castle
USA, Inc.
· Sean Kielty, Region II Emergency Communications Coordinator, Federal
Emergency Management Agency


1 See FCC Announces Details Regarding the First Post-Superstorm Sandy Field Hearing, Scheduled for February 5,
2013, Public Notice, DA 13-140 (rel. Feb. 1, 2013).

11:00 AM
Panel #2: Assessing Network Resiliency – Lessons Learned From Sandy
Moderator: Sean Lev, General Counsel, FCC
Panelists
·
The Honorable Upendra Chivukula, Assemblyman, New Jersey State Legislature
·
Jim Gerace, Vice President of State Government Affairs for the New York region
for Verizon
·
Brian J. Allen, CPP, CFE, Group Vice President, Chief Security Officer, Time
Warner Cable
·
Edward H. Comer, Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary at
the Edison Electric Institute
·
Tony Bardo, Vice President, Hughes Network Systems (an EchoStar company).
12:00 PM
Chairman Genachowski concludes morning session.

AFTERNOON SESSION

Location:
Stevens Institute of Technology, Babbio Center, River Street, Hoboken,
NJ 07030
2:00 PM
Welcome and Opening Remarks
3:00 PM
Panel #3: Communicating During Times of Emergency
Moderator: David Turetsky
Panelists
· John Hogan, Chairman and CEO of Clear Channel Media and Entertainment
· J. Dave Davis, President and GM, WABC-TV
· Nigel Snoad, Product Manager, Google.org Crisis Response
· Emily Rahimi, Manager of Social Media, New York Fire Department
· Charles Bell, Programs Director, Consumers Union
4:00 PM
Panel #4: “Outside the box” – New Ideas to Improve Communications
Services
Moderator: Sean Lev

Panelists
· William L. Smith, President Network Operations, AT&T
·
Professor Shivendra S. Panwar, Polytechnic Institute of New York University
·
Brian Fontes, CEO, National Emergency Number Association
·
Paul S. Rotella, President & CEO, New Jersey Broadcasters Association
·
David Dodd, Chief Information Officer, Stevens Institute of Technology
5:00 PM
Chairman Genachowski concludes afternoon session.
For additional information about the meeting, please contact Gene Fullano, Associate
Bureau Chief, Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau, at (202) 418-0492 or
genaro.fullano@fcc.gov.
- FCC -

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