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Communications Security, Reliability, and Interoperability Council Meeting

March 14, 2011, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT
445 12th St. S.W., Washington, D.C. 20554 - Room TW-C305

Members of the various working groups will report to the Council on conclusions and recommendations reached with respect to the issues that are the focus of the group. Topics likely to be covered at this meeting include: cybersecurity best practices, media security and reliability best practices, transition to Next Generation 9-1-1, technical options for E9-1-1 location accuracy, and implementation of best practices. The Council may take action on these final reports.

By this Public Notice, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission), consistent with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, announces that the FCC's Communications Security, Reliability, and Interoperability Council (CSRIC or Council) will meet on Monday, March 14, 2011, beginning at 9:00 a.m., in the Commission Meeting Room at FCC Headquarters, located at 445 12th Street, SW, Room TW-C305, Washington, DC 20554.

The CSRIC is a Federal Advisory Committee that will provide recommendations to the Commission regarding best practices and actions the Commission can take to ensure optimal security, reliability, and interoperability of commercial and public safety communications systems. On March 19, 2009, the FCC, pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, renewed the charter for the CSRIC for a period of two years through March 18, 2011.

Members of the various working groups will report to the Council on conclusions and recommendations reached with respect to the issues that are the focus of the group. Topics likely to be covered at this meeting include: cybersecurity best practices, media security and reliability best practices, transition to Next Generation 9-1-1, technical options for E9-1-1 location accuracy, and implementation of best practices. The Council may take action on these final reports.

Members of the general public may attend the meeting, and the FCC will attempt to accommodate as many attendees as possible; however, admittance will be limited to seating availability. The Commission will also provide audio and/or video coverage of the meeting over the Internet from the FCC's web page at www.fcc.gov/live.

Open captioning will be provided for this event. Other reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities are available upon request. Requests for such accommodations should be submitted via e-mail to fcc504@fcc.gov or by calling the Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau at (202) 418-0530 (voice), (202) 418-0432 (TTY). Such requests should include a detailed description of the accommodation needed. In addition, please include a way the FCC can contact the requester if more information is needed to fill the request. Please allow at least five days' advance notice; last minute requests will be accepted, but may not be possible to accommodate.

The public may submit written comments before the meeting to Jeffery Goldthorp, the FCC's Designated Federal Officer for the CSRIC by email to Jeffery.goldthorp@fcc.gov or U.S. Postal Service Mail to Jeffery Goldthorp, Associate Chief for Cybersecurity and Communications Reliability, Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau, Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th Street, SW, Room 7-A325, Washington, DC 20554.

Additional information regarding the CSRIC can be found at: http://www.fcc.gov/pshs/advisory/csric/.

For Further Information Contact:

Jeffery Goldthorp
Designated Federal Official for CSRIC and Associate Chief for Cybersecurity and Communications Reliability, Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau
(202) 418-1096
jeffery.goldthorp@fcc.gov

Lauren Kravetz
Deputy Designated Federal Official for CSRIC and Deputy Chief, Communications Systems Analysis Division, Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau
(202) 418-7944
lauren.kravetz@fcc.gov

News Media Contract:

Robert Kenny
Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau
(202) 418-2668
robert.kenny@fcc.gov

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