Emergency Response Interoperability Center Public Safety Advisory Committee

Federal Communications Commission
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
10:00 a.m.

The PSAC is a Federal Advisory Committee that will provide recommendations to assist the Commission and the Emergency Response Interoperability Center (ERIC) in implementing the following policy objectives: (1) the adoption of technical and operational requirements and procedures to ensure a nationwide level of interoperability for the public safety broadband network; (2) the adoption and implementation of requirements and procedures to address operability, roaming, priority access, gateway functions and interfaces, the interconnectivity of public safety broadband networks, and other matters related to the functioning of the nationwide public safety broadband network; (3) the adoption of authentication and encryption requirements for common public safety broadband applications and network use; (4) the coordination of ERIC’s policies with other entities, including other federal agencies; and (5) such other policies for which ERIC may have responsibilities from time to time. On August 6, 2010, the FCC, pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, filed the charter for the PSAC for a period of two years through August 6, 2012.

Matters to be considered at this meeting include the duties set forth in the PSAC charter, the process for completing its tasks, and committee structure. Topics considered at the meeting may include the interoperability of 700 MHz public safety broadband networks with other public safety networks, including both narrowband networks and broadband networks; user applications; security and authentication features; and network evolution. A more detailed agenda will be released prior to the meeting.

Members of the general public may attend the meeting, and 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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gene Fullano, Designated Federal Officer for PSAC and Associate Chief, Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau, (202) 418-0492 (voice) or [email protected] (email) or Brian Hurley, Deputy Designated Federal Officer for PSAC and Attorney, Policy Division, Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau, at (202) 418-2220 (voice) or [email protected] (email).