FCC Preparedness for Major Public Emergencies: Chairman's 30 Day Review   [open pdf - 637KB]

"This report responds to the June 30, 2009, request from Chairman Genachowski to the Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau for an analysis and briefing within thirty days on the FCC's preparedness for a major public emergency. During a major public emergency, the FCC's primary mission is to ensure continuous operations and reconstitution of critical communications systems and services. This mission statement was developed after lengthy analysis by an in-house FCC team. It describes the essential work that is performed by the FCC during emergency situations that is in direct support of one or more of the National Essential Functions. It was reviewed by an external Interagency Board, and on June 1, 2009, it was approved by John Brennan, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism. In developing this mission, the FCC's Bureaus and Offices identified more than 140 functions that need to be performed during an emergency, or need to be resumed as quickly as possible after being suspended during a disaster."

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