Sep
07
2022

Outage Information Sharing Workshop

10:00 am EDT
Online Only

This workshop is for federal, state, territories, Tribal agencies, and agencies of the District of Columbia that will soon be eligible to access the Federal Communications Commission’s Network Outage Reporting System (NORS) and Disaster Information Reporting System (DIRS).  The event is designed to help educate participating agencies about the public safety benefits of the information, provide insight on how to best interpret the information, and to review the rules that must be followed to access NORS and DIRS filings.

 

AGENDA

10:00 AM - CALL TO ORDER & WELCOME

  • Co-moderator, William Kang, PSHSB, FCC
  • Co-moderator, Suzon Cameron, PSHSB, FCC

10:05 AM – OPENING REMARKS

  • PSHSB Chief, Deb Jordan

10:15 AM – PANEL 1: WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT USING NORS & DIRS

  • Michael Caiafa, NORS/DIRS Analyst, PSHSB, FCC
  • Ryan Hedgpeth, Telecommunications Specialist, PSHSB, FCC
  • Saswat Misra, Attorney Advisor, PSHSB, FCC
  • Tara Shostek, Attorney Advisor, PSHSB, FCC

11:00 AM – PANEL 2: SERVICE PROVIDER INSIGHTS

  • Andis Kalnins, Senior Manager, Business Continuity and Emergency Management, Verizon
  • Bryant Peters, Attorney, Compliance & External Affairs, Southern Linc
  • Beau Jordan, Senior Director, Compliance, Comcast
  • Mary Boyd, Vice President, Government Regulatory Affairs, Intrado

12:00 PM – PANEL 3: INSIGHTS FROM FEDERAL USERS OF NORS/ DIRS DATA

  • Billy Bob Brown, Jr., Ex Assistant Dir. for Emergency Communications, CISA
  • Charles Hoffman, Chief, Tactical Emergency Communications Branch, FEMA

12:30 PM – QUESTIONS & ANSWER SESSION FOR FCC

  • Co-moderator - William Kang, FCC
  • Co-moderator - Suzon Cameron, FCC

 

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