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CSRIC Membership Nomination Extension

April 27, 2011 - 10:37 AM by Jeffery Goldthorp, Associate Bureau Chief, Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau
We’ve been getting a lot of questions about membership on the Communications Security, Reliability and Interoperability Council (CSRIC).  So, we decided to extend the deadline to give everyone time to respond.  THE NEW DEADLINE FOR NOMINATIONS IS MAY 13, 2011.  The Public
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National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week - April 10-16

April 6, 2011 - 04:31 PM by Jamie Barnett, Chief, Public Safety & Homeland Security Bureau
The Federal Communications Commission’s Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau would like to thank and honor the men and women who serve everyday as public safety telecommunicators during this year’s National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week  (April 10-16, 2011). First
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Making Emergency Alerts and 911 Accessible

April 6, 2011 - 01:48 PM by Jamie Barnett, Chief, Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau
Emergency alerts and 911 are the two sides of the emergency communications coin.  Alerts warn the public of impending emergencies and 911 gives the public immediate access to emergency services.  It is a primary responsibility of the FCC to ensure that both of these essential services
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Architectural Framework for Public Safety Broadband Network

March 18, 2011 - 11:06 AM by Behzad Ghaffari
Do we need one?On Jan 25th, 2011, the Commission adopted Long Term Evolution (LTE) as the common air interface for the nationwide interoperable broadband network for public safety in the 700 MHz band. This order also adopted a set of LTE interfaces to ensure interoperability and roaming. To
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National Women’s Heart Health Month

February 10, 2011 - 09:55 AM by Jamie Barnett, Chief, Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau
The issues surrounding Women’s Heart Health are especially important to the Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau. Every minute a woman suffers a heart attack in America, but according to a 2009 American Heart Association (AHA) survey, many are not aware of the key symptoms of a heart
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A First-Ever National Test of the Presidential EAS

February 4, 2011 - 09:44 AM by Lisa Fowlkes, Deputy Bureau Chief, Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau
Yesterday we released an order that adopts rules establishing the basic framework for national tests of the Presidential Emergency Alert System (EAS). The EAS is a national alert and warning system established to enable the President of the United States to address the American public during
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FCC Hosts Two from Wounded Warrior Program

February 1, 2011 - 09:24 AM by Jamie Barnett, Chief, Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau
The Wounded Warrior Program is a great opportunity for convalescing service members to build their resumes, explore employment interests, develop job skills, and gain valuable federal government work experience that will help them prepare for their adjustment to the workplace. The Department of
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Solutions to Stop Use of Contraband Cell Phones by Prisoners

January 3, 2011 - 11:08 AM by Jamie Barnett
A few weeks ago a cell phone was found in Charles Manson's California prison cell. Corcoran, California Prison authorities confirmed that Manson had been in contact with people outside the prison walls, and for some time. Just last month, Georgia inmates are reported to have used them to
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Public Safety: Safe and Secure

January 1, 2011 - 11:40 AM by Jamie Barnett, Chief, Public Safety & Homeland Security Bureau
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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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