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TAC Seeks Members for Mobile Device Theft Prevention Working Group

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Released: June 24, 2014


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Released: June 24, 2014

Technological Advisory Council Seeks Members for

Mobile Device Theft Prevention Working Group

Following the Commission’s workshop on “Prevention of Mobile Device Theft,” the FCC’s

Technological Advisory Council seeks expressions of interest for membership in a working group

committed to exploring multilayered solutions to mobile device theft.

The FCC’s Technological Advisory Council, comprised of a diverse group of leading technology

experts, provides technical expertise to the Commission to identify important areas of innovation and

develop informed technology policies supporting the United States’ competitiveness in the global


Working group members could include, in particular, representatives of the law enforcement

community, wireless service providers, mobile operating system developers, mobile device

manufacturers, chipset manufacturers, trusted platform providers, consumer advocates, and experts in

security, trusted architectures, privacy and managing cell phone fraud and theft.

The Commission will accept expressions of interest for participation in the mobile device theft

working group through July 8, 2014. Individuals may apply for, or nominate another individual for,

membership on the working group. Each nomination or application must include:

a. the name and title of the applicant or nominee and a description of

the organization1 or interest the applicant or nominee will represent;

b. the applicant's or nominee's mail address, e-mail address,

telephone number, and facsimile number (where available);

c. reasons why the applicant or nominee should be appointed to the

working group; and

d. the basis for determining the applicant or nominee has

achieved peer recognition as an expert in the areas of interest indicated above.

Nominations and applications should be sent to Walter Johnston, Chief, Electromagnetic

Compatibility Division, Office of Engineering and Technology, Federal Communications Commission,

445 12th Street, SW, Room 7- A224, Washington, DC 20554 or e-mail and

please include “TAC nomination” in the subject line.

1 Individuals representing organizations should submit along with their expression of interest to server, authorization

to represent the indicated organization from an appropriate authority.


For further information contact Walter Johnston (; Charles Mathias

( or Elizabeth Mumaw (

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