FCC Announces December CSRIC Meeting
Federal Communications Commission
News Media Information 202 / 418-0500
445 12th St., S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20554
Released: November 20, 2013
FCC ANNOUNCES MEETING OF THE COMMUNICATIONS SECURITY,
RELIABILITY, AND INTEROPERABILITY COUNCIL SCHEDULED FOR
DECEMBER 4, 2013, AT FCC HEADQUARTERS
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 www.fcc.gov/live.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Jeffery.email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org (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
NEWS MEDIA CONTRACT: Rochelle Cohen, Public Safety and Homeland Security
Bureau, (202) 418-1162, or email@example.com.
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