FCC Provides Additional Details for Feb. 5 Field Hearing
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Released: February 4, 2013
FCC PROVIDES ADDITIONAL DETAILS REGARDING THE FIRST POST-SUPERSTORM
SANDY FIELD HEARING, SCHEDULED FOR FEBRUARY 5, 2013By this Public Notice, we provide additional details regarding the first post-Superstorm
Sandy field hearing, scheduled for tomorrow, Tuesday, February 5, 2013.1 We also announce a
revised start time of 9:15 a.m. for the morning session.
An updated agenda, with panelists listed in the order in which they will speak, is
Alexander Hamilton U.S. Customs House, 1 Bowling Green, Manhattan
New York, NY 10004
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Panel #1: Public and Private Responses to Superstorm Sandy
Moderator: David Turetsky, Chief, Public Safety and Homeland Security
· Rahul N. Merchant, Citywide Chief Information and Innovation
Officer/Commissioner New York City Department of Information Technology &
· Jack Schnirman, City Manager, City of Long Beach, New York
· Michael Corso, Managing Director, New York State Department of Public
· Clifford Abbio, Vice President of Engineering and Operations at Crown Castle
· Sean Kielty, Region II Emergency Communications Coordinator, Federal
Emergency Management Agency
1 See FCC Announces Details Regarding the First Post-Superstorm Sandy Field Hearing, Scheduled for February 5,
2013, Public Notice, DA 13-140 (rel. Feb. 1, 2013).
Panel #2: Assessing Network Resiliency – Lessons Learned From Sandy
Moderator: Sean Lev, General Counsel, FCC
The Honorable Upendra Chivukula, Assemblyman, New Jersey State Legislature
Jim Gerace, Vice President of State Government Affairs for the New York region
Brian J. Allen, CPP, CFE, Group Vice President, Chief Security Officer, Time
Edward H. Comer, Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary at
the Edison Electric Institute
Tony Bardo, Vice President, Hughes Network Systems (an EchoStar company).
Chairman Genachowski concludes morning session.
Stevens Institute of Technology, Babbio Center, River Street, Hoboken,
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Panel #3: Communicating During Times of Emergency
Moderator: David Turetsky
· John Hogan, Chairman and CEO of Clear Channel Media and Entertainment
· J. Dave Davis, President and GM, WABC-TV
· Nigel Snoad, Product Manager, Google.org Crisis Response
· Emily Rahimi, Manager of Social Media, New York Fire Department
· Charles Bell, Programs Director, Consumers Union
Panel #4: “Outside the box” – New Ideas to Improve Communications
Moderator: Sean Lev
· William L. Smith, President Network Operations, AT&T
Professor Shivendra S. Panwar, Polytechnic Institute of New York University
Brian Fontes, CEO, National Emergency Number Association
Paul S. Rotella, President & CEO, New Jersey Broadcasters Association
David Dodd, Chief Information Officer, Stevens Institute of Technology
Chairman Genachowski concludes afternoon session.
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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