FCC Announces Additional Members Appointed to the Task Force on Optimal PSAP Architecture
This Public Notice serves as notice that, consistent with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA)1, Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) Chairman Thomas Wheeler has appointed the following additional members to the Task Force on Optimal Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) Architecture (TFOPA or Task Force).2
- Jay English – The Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO)
- Brian Fontes – National Emergency Number Association (NENA)
- April Heinze – Michigan Communication Directors Association
- Phil Jones – Washington State Utilities and Transportation Commission
- Robert Rhoads – Office of Emergency Communications, Department of Homeland Security
- Dana Wahlberg – Minnesota Department of Public Safety
The list of Task Force members appointed on December 31, 2014 is attached to this Public Notice.3 The first meeting of the Task Force is scheduled to take place on January 26, 2015.4 For further information about the Task Force, contact Tim May in the Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau at (202) 418-1463 or Timothy.May@fcc.gov.
Task Force on Optimal Public Safety Answering Point Architecture
Members Appointed December 31, 2014:
- Bernard Aboba – Microsoft
- Bradley Blanken – Competitive Carriers Association
- Mary Boyd – Intrado
- Tom Breen – AT&T
- Robert Brown – National Public Safety Telecommunications Council
- Alicia Burns – Frontier Communications
- Mario DeRango – Motorola
- Lt. Tracy L. Felty – Saline County, Illinois
- Laurie Flaherty – National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation
- Mark Fletcher – Avaya
- James Goerke – Texas 911 Alliance
- Jeanna Green – Sprint Corporation
- Larry Hatch – Oregon APCO/NENA
- Joseph Heaps – National Institute of Justice, U.S. Department of Justice
- David Holl – National Association of State 911 Administrators (State of PA)
- Michael Kennedy – Office of the Director of National Intelligence
- Rebecca Ladew – Speech Communications Assistance by Telephone
- Chris Littlewood – Center for Public Safety Innovation
- Anthony Montani – Verizon
- Mehrdad Negahban – beamSmart, Inc.
- Sean Petty – Industry Council for Emergency Response Technologies (iCERT)
- Richard Ray – National Association for the Deaf
- Steve Souder – Department of Public Safety Communications, Fairfax County, VA
- Brian Tagaban – The Navajo Nation
- Jeff Wittek – Airbus Defense and Space (Cassidian Communications)
1. 5 U.S.C. App. 2.
2. On Oct. 10, 2014, the Commission released a Public Notice seeking nominations and expressions of interest for membership on the Task Force. See FCC Seeks Nominations by Nov. 7, 2014 for Membership on New Task Force on Optimal Public Safety Answering Point Architecture, Public Notice, DA 14-1481 (rel. Oct. 10, 2014). On Dec. 2, 2014, pursuant to the FACA, the Commission established the Task Force charter for a period of two years, through Dec. 2, 2016.
3. On Dec. 31, 2014, the Commission announced the initial members of the Task Force. See FCC Announces Membership of the Task Force on Optimal PSAP Architecture, Public Notice, DA 14-1913 (rel. Dec. 31, 2014).
4. 80 Fed. Reg. 890 (Jan. 7, 2015), available at https://federalregister.gov/a/2015-00004 (last visited Jan. 14, 2015).