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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 - 12:47 PM 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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Our Upcoming Cybersecurity Roadmap Workshop

October 27, 2010 - 02:02 PM by Jane Kelly
We are continuing to gather input for the Cybersecurity Roadmap that PSHSB will present to the Commission early next year.  Since early August, we’ve met with dozens of organizations representing a wide range of interests to help us focus the Roadmap.  To everyone who has
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A Case for Next Generation 9-1-1

September 22, 2010 - 11:31 AM by Jeffrey Goldthorp
Like highways, communications networks can get snarled up when they have too much traffic.  Most people have experienced this in the form of the "Mother's Day effect."  A more serious form of this limitation occurs when an emergency results in a sudden surge of calls to a local 9-1-1
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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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