Washington, DC - Aug 18, 2010 - The Federal Communications Commission seeks nominations and expressions of interest for membership on the Emergency Response Interoperability Center Public Safety Advisory Committee. This committee makes recommendations that will assist the commission's Emergency Response Interoperability Center (ERIC), an entity established within the Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau, in the development of a technical framework and requirements for interoperability to ensure the public safety wireless broadband network is interoperable on a nationwide basis.
Under the terms of its charter, the Committee will be responsible for assisting the ERIC as it implements policy objectives:
The adoption of technical and operational requirements and procedures to ensure a nationwide level of interoperability
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
The adoption of authentication and encryption requirements for common public safety broadband applications and network use
The coordination of ERIC's policies with other entities, including other federal agencies
Other policies for which ERIC may have responsibilities from time to time
The commission seeks nominations and expressions of interest for membership on the committee. Members of the committee may include representatives of state and local public safety agencies, public safety trade associations, federal user groups, and other segments of the public safety community, as well as service providers, equipment vendors and other industry segments, to balance the expertise and viewpoints that are necessary to effectively address the issues to be considered. Members of the committee will serve in a representative capacity.
Nominations should be received by the commission no later than Sept. 17, 2010. No specific nomination form is required. However, each nomination must include the following information:
Name of the entity, group, or organization being nominated for membership along with the name and title of the individual who will be representing the nominee and a description of the sector or interest the nominee will represent
Nominee and its proposed representative's mailing address, e-mail address, telephone number, and facsimile number
A statement summarizing the nominee's qualifications and reasons why the nominee should be selected for membership.
Send nominations to Gene Fullano, associate bureau chief, Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau, Federal Communications Commission, via e-mail at email@example.com; via fax at 202-418-2817; or via U.S. mail at 445 12th Street, SW, Room 7-C738, Washington, DC 20554.