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Released: February 26, 2013



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DA 13-289

Released: February 26, 2013



By this Public Notice, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) provides a more detailed
agenda for the field hearing scheduled for February 28, 2013, in Moffett Field, California.1 This event is
the second in a planned series of field hearings to examine challenges to the nation’s communications
networks during natural disasters and in other times of crisis.


February 28, 2013


NASA Ames Research Center
Moffett Field, CA 94035
1:00 p.m. (PST)
Welcome and Opening Remarks
1:40 p.m.
Panel #1: Innovative network technologies and smart
power solutions to improve communications network
resiliency in times of disaster


Hirohito Noda

, Chief Representative of the
Washington, D.C., Office, NTT DOCOMO USA,

Nayeem Islam

, Vice President and Head of
Qualcomm Research Silicon Valley

Haresh Kamath

, Program Manager for Energy
Storage, Electric Power Research Institute

Thomas Nagel,

Senior Vice President, Business
Development and Strategy, Communications and
Data Services, Comcast

1 See FCC Announces Date and Location of the Second National Hearing on Network Resilience and Reliability,
Public Notice, DA 13-245 (PSHSB rel. Feb. 20, 2013).

2:35 p.m.
Panel #2: Employing innovative social media, open data and
geo- location apps to enhance communications during


Alicia Johnson

, Resilience and Recovery Manager,
City of San Francisco Department of Emergency

Fred Wolens

, Public Policy Team Member,

Ari Gesher

, Senior Software Engineer and
Engineering Ambassador, Palantir Technologies

George Chamales

, Principal, Rogue Genius LLC
3:30 p.m.
End of Hearing
The FCC will attempt to accommodate as many attendees as possible; however, admittance will
be limited to seating availability. The Commission will provide audio and/or video coverage of the
meeting over the Internet from the FCC’s Web page at 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 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 you if it needs more information. Please allow as much advance
notice as possible; last-minute requests will be accepted, but may be impossible to fill.
We also take this opportunity to remind the public that presentations to decision-making
personnel that go to the merits or outcome of the Commission’s pending permit-but-disclose proceeding
in PS Docket 11-60 regarding network reliability and resiliency, see Reliability and Continuity of
Communications Networks, Including Broadband Technologies
, Notice of Inquiry, 26 FCC Rcd 5614
(2011), must comply with the Commission’s ex parte rules, see, e.g., 47 C.F.R. § 1.1200 et seq. Interested
parties are also invited to submit written comments in this public docket.
For additional information about the meeting, please contact Gene Fullano, Associate Bureau
Chief, Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau, at (202) 418-0492 or
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