Alexandria, Va. –– The Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials International (APCO) today announced that Lawrence Strickling, Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information and Administrator, National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), U.S. Department of Commerce, and Tom Power, U.S. Deputy Chief Technology Officer for Telecommunications at the Office of Science and Technology Policy in the Executive Office of the President, will be the featured speakers at the Second Annual Public Safety Broadband Summit and Expo. The Summit and Expo will be held at the Renaissance Washington, D.C. Downtown Hotel on May 14th and 15th.
“APCO International is thrilled to host these two well-regarded members of the Administration at this year’s Public Safety Broadband Summit and Expo,” said APCO President Gregg Riddle. “The public safety community looks forward to utilizing the valuable insight shared by these distinguished senior officials to make progress toward a highly-effective nationwide public safety broadband network.”
Strickling will kick off the event as keynote speaker, and Power will serve as the featured speaker for day two of the Summit. This year’s focus will be on jumpstarting collaboration among public safety, federal, state and local government, and industry, as envisioned by the public safety provisions of H.R. 3630, to achieve the goal of providing first responders with a nationwide public safety broadband network (NPSBN).
Attendees will have the opportunity to gain a better understanding of the critical aspects of the legislation, progress made to date, and what to expect in the coming months. The Summit will also allow for key federal stakeholders to provide attendees with updates on the progress of the First Responder Network Authority, or FirstNet, the independent agency housed within the NTIA that is charged with overseeing the implementation, construction and sustainment of the NPSBN.
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