NIST's Role in Improving Public Safety Communications

Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau
Federal Communications Commission
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

The Federal Communications Commission's (FCC's) Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau (PSHSB) will hold a Speaker Series event to discuss the National Institute of Standards and Technology's (NIST's) role in improving public safety communications.

The event will focus on NIST's role in developing and implementing standards for public safety communications and its partnership with PSHSB's Emergency Response Interoperability Center (ERIC). Dereck Orr, Program Manger for Public Safety Communications in NIST's Office of Law Enforcement Standards, will be the featured speaker.

The workshop will be open to the public; however, admittance will be limited to the seating available. Those individuals who are interested in attending this event may pre-register on-line at Those who pre-register will be asked to provide their name, title, organization affiliation, and contact information. Individuals may also contact Deandrea Wilson at [email protected] or via phone at 202-418-0703 regarding pre-registration. The deadline for pre-registration is Friday, August 27, 2010.

Audio/Video coverage of the meeting will be broadcast live with open captioning over the Internet from the FCC's web page at The FCC's web cast is free to the public and does not require pre-registration.

Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities are available upon request. Please include a description of the accommodation you will need. Individuals making such requests must include their contact information should FCC staff need to contact them for more information. Requests should be made as early as possible. Please send an e-mail to [email protected] or call the Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau: 202-418-0530 (voice), 202-418-0432 (TTY). For additional information about the meeting, please contact Susan McLean at (202) 418-7868 or by email: [email protected].