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FCC Schedules CSRIC Meeting for September 12, 2013 at FCC Headquarters

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Released: August 15, 2013


Federal Communications Commission

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Washington, D.C. 20554

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DA 13-1762

Released: August 15, 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 Thursday, September 12, 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 first meeting under this CSRIC charter. At the meeting, the Council will
outline the issues that it will address under this charter and hear progress reports from the
Chair(s) of each working group. The CSRIC Working Groups are 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
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

1 5 U.S.C. Appendix 2.
2 See 78 Fed. Reg. 46582 (Aug. 1, 2013).

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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