Monday, January 25, 2010

FCC Considers National Emergency Response Interoperability Center

The FCC will hold a public forum on February 10th to discuss the creation of an emergency response interoperability center for public safety broadband communications. The forum will examine ways to ensure coordination and cooperation among public safety entities on broadband issues.

Discussions will focus on how the interoperability center should be structured, what its role should be and how it
can accomplish critical tasks such as establishing a public safety interoperability profile,
interoperability standards, authentication, encryption, roaming, priority access, application uses and
interconnectivity. The forum will also focus on the role an emergency response interoperability center
would play in establishing a national framework for gateway functionality and interface capabilities, as
well as a national framework for interconnectivity and compatibility of user networks.

Meeting information is online.

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