Future of Emergency Alerting, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, United States House of Representatives, One Hundred Fifteenth Congress, First Session, May 17, 2017 [open pdf - 2MB]
This testimony compilation is from the May 17, 207 hearing, "Future of Emergency Alerting," before the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, United States House of Representatives. From the opening statement of Marsha Blackburn: "This Committee's commitment to advancing public safety communications is well established. Recently, FirstNet announced the award of a contract to AT&T that will bring state-of-the-art interoperable broadband communications to our Nation's First Responders. The legislation that got us there reflects the bipartisan work of this Committee under Chairman Walden's leadership. The Committee examined Next Generation 911 services and listened to testimony regarding the challenges and benefits of bringing the robust capabilities of IP-based technology to our nation's Public Safety Answering Points. This morning we have an opportunity to hear about a third critical component of public safety communications -- emergency alerting. Outfitting first responders with the robust capabilities of broadband communications is essential. In those times when catastrophe looms and the lives of hundreds, thousands, even millions -- are at risk or a child is missing, the necessity of ensuring the best available tools are available to local, state and federal authorities to alert the public cannot be understated." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Christopher Guttman-McCabe, Farrokh Khatibi, and Sam Matheny.
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