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FCC Announces December CSRIC Meeting

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Released: November 20, 2013


Federal Communications Commission

News Media Information 202 / 418-0500

445 12th St., S.W.


Washington, D.C. 20554

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DA 13-2225

Released: November 20, 2013




By this Public Notice, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission),

consistent with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA),1 announces that the FCC’s

Communications Security, Reliability, and Interoperability Council (CSRIC or Council) will

meet on Wednesday, December 4, 2013, beginning at 1:00 p.m., in the Commission Meeting

Room at FCC Headquarters, located at 445 12th Street, SW, Room TW-C305, Washington, DC


The CSRIC is a federal advisory committee that will provide recommendations to the

Commission regarding best practices and actions the Commission can take to help ensure

security, reliability, and interoperability of commercial and public safety communications

systems, including: (1) the reliability and security of communications systems and infrastructure;

(2) 911, Enhanced 911 (E911), and Next Generation 911; and (3) emergency alerting. On March

19, 2013, the FCC, pursuant to the FACA, renewed the charter for the CSRIC for a period of two

years through March 19, 2015.2

This is the second meeting under this CSRIC charter. At the meeting, each of the

working groups will provide a progress report. Topics to be covered will include emergency

alerting systems, 9-1-1 location accuracy, distributed denial-of-service, and cybersecurity best

practices. There are no votes scheduled for this CSRIC meeting. Each of the ten CSRIC

Working Groups is described in more detail at


Members of the general public may attend the meeting. 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

1 5 U.S.C. Appendix 2.

2 See 78 Fed. Reg. 46582 (Aug. 1, 2013).


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 for the

FCC to 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


The public may submit written comments before the meeting to Jeffery Goldthorp, the

FCC’s Designated Federal Officer for the CSRIC by e-mail to or

U.S. Postal Service Mail to Jeffery Goldthorp, Associate Bureau Chief, Public Safety and

Homeland Security Bureau, Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th Street, SW, Room

7-A325, Washington, DC 20554.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeffery Goldthorp, Designated Federal

Official for CSRIC and Associate Bureau Chief, Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau,

(202) 418-1096 (voice) or (e-mail) or Lauren Kravetz, Deputy

Designated Federal Official for CSRIC and Deputy Chief, Cybersecurity and Communications

Reliability Division, Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau (202) 418-7944 (voice) or (e-mail).

NEWS MEDIA CONTRACT: Rochelle Cohen, Public Safety and Homeland Security

Bureau, (202) 418-1162, or


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