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(202) 418-7450  Homeland@fcc.gov

The Homeland Security Policy Council was formed in November 2001 (News Release) to Assist the Commission in:

  • evaluating and strengthening measures for protecting U.S. telecommunications, broadcast and other communications infrastructure and facilities from further terrorist attacks;

  • ensuring rapid restoration of U.S. telecommunications, broadcast, and other communications infrastructure and facilities after disruption by a terrorist threat or attack; and

  • ensuring that public safety, public health, and other emergency and defense personnel have effective communications services available to them in the immediate aftermath of any terrorist attack within the United States.

The functions of the Homeland Security Policy Council are described in the following PowerPoint presentation. - HSPC Functions

Monday, October 17, 2005