9-1-1 for Kids Chairperson - Patricia Williams (MacDonald's) and
Exec. Director Elise Kim present 9-1-1 Heroes Awards
Elise Kim; Kathy Ireland, 9-1-1 for Kids Ambassador; and
Calif. State Senator Lou Correa (District 34)
legislative event recognizing 9-1-1 dispatchers
Elise Kim Appointed to CSRIC
9-1-1 for Kids Executive Director, Elise Kim, has been appointed to the Communications Security, Reliability, and Interoperability Council (CSRIC) of the Federal Communications Commission. The CSRIC is charged with providing recommendations to the FCC regarding the security and reliability of the nation’s communications systems and infrastructure. The CSRIC also makes recommendations regarding the migration of our emergency response networks to Next Generation 9-1-1 and the evolution of alerting during natural disasters and terrorist attacks.
FCC ANNOUNCES MEMBERSHIP OF THE COMMUNICATIONS SECURITY, RELIABILITY, AND INTEROPERABILITY COUNCIL
This Public Notice serves as notice that, consistent with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) Chairman Julius Genachowski has appointed members to the Communications Security, Reliability, and Interoperability Council (CSRIC or Council). The members represent a diverse and balanced mix of viewpoints from public safety organizations; Federal, state and local government agencies; the communications industry; organizations representing Internet users; utility companies; public interest organizations; and other experts. Chairman Genachowski has designated Glen F. Post III of CenturyLink as Chair of the Council. A list of Council members is attached to this Public Notice.
The Council is a Federal Advisory Committee that will provide recommendations to the Commission regarding best practices and actions the Commission can take to ensure the security, reliability, and interoperability of communications systems.
On March 18, 2011, pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the Commission renewed the CSRIC charter for a period of two years, through March 18, 2013. Under the charter, CSRIC’s duties may include:
- Developing and recommending best practices and actions the FCC can take that promote reliable 9-1-1, E9-1-1, and Next Generation 9-1-1 (NG9-1-1) service.
- Determining and making recommendations on whether and how NG9-1-1 can be extended to other N-1-1 services to ensure their reliability and cost-effective deployment.
- Identifying and recommending to the FCC a set of best practices to make communications networks, including broadband networks and VoIP systems, more secure, resilient, and defendable from Internet-based attacks.
- Developing recommendations for actions the FCC could consider to promote the development of a broadband-based, next generation alerting system that leverages advanced technologies and the Internet, including social media platforms, to distribute emergency alerts and warnings to the public.
- Identifying and recommending to the FCC actions to improve the functioning of the national security/emergency preparedness priority services programs: Government Emergency Telecommunications Service; Telecommunications Service Priority; and Wireless Priority Service.
- Making recommendations with respect to such additional topics as the FCC may specify.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeffery Goldthorp, Designated Federal Official for CSRIC and Associate Bureau Chief for Cybersecurity and Communications Reliability, Public Safety & Homeland Security Bureau, at (202) 418-1096 or
or Lauren Kravetz, Deputy Designated Federal Official for CSRIC and Deputy Chief, Cybersecurity and Communications Reliability Division, Public Safety & Homeland Security Bureau at (202) 418-7944 or