Public Safety Interoperability: Look Who's Talking Now : Hearing Before the Subcommittee on National Security, Emerging Threats, and International Relations of the Committee on Government Reform, House of Representatives, One Hundred Eighth Congress, Second Session, July 20, 2004

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Page 40 - This concludes my prepared statement, Mr. Chairman, and I would be pleased to answer any questions you or other members of the Subcommittee my have at this time.
Page 46 - We also reviewed and analyzed the National Strategy for Homeland Security, the National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace, the National Strategy for the Physical Protection of Critical Infrastructures and Key Assets, the National Strategy for Combating Terrorism, l the Homeland Security Act of 2002/and other relevant federal policies.
Page 113 - An essential communication link within public safety and public service wireless communications systems which permits units from two or more different entities to interact with one another and to exchange information according to a prescribed method in order to achieve predictable results.
Page 30 - DHS to serve as the umbrella program within the federal government to help local, tribal, state, and federal public safety agencies improve public safety response through more effective and efficient interoperable wireless communications.
Page 9 - I ask further unanimous consent that all witnesses be permitted to include their written statements in the record. And without objection, so ordered.
Page 150 - We stand adjourned. [Whereupon, at 4:47 pm, the subcommittee was adjourned, to reconvene at the call of the Chair.] [The prepared statement of Hon.
Page 67 - VHF band to be used exclusively for interoperable communications. Recent Public Safety Allocations In the last few years, the Commission has made two allocations that illustrate the importance placed on ensuring that public safety entities have sufficient spectrum to carry out their critical missions. First, the Commission made an important allocation of spectrum for public safety use in the 700 MHz band that is being transitioned from TV broadcasting as part of the digital television (DTV) transition.
Page 27 - MHz bands. Regional Planning Committees ( RPCs) are allowed maximum flexibility to meet state and local needs, encourage innovative use of the spectrum, and accommodate new and as yet unanticipated developments in technology equipment. They are responsible for creating and managing regional plans.
Page 29 - Froomkin points out that the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) within the Department of Commerce is still under a contract with ICANN that grants the NTIA the right to approve any additions to the main root file — the document contained in the "root server" that determines which new generic TLDs may be visible to most Internet users.
Page 66 - ... metropolitan area, public safety systems are authorized to use an additional 12 MHz of spectrum on UHF TV channels 17 and 18. Also, in the New York and Los Angeles metropolitan areas, two locations that have some of the highest demand for public safety spectrum, an additional 1 8 MHz of spectrum is available. Public safety entities also actively use spectrum-based services in other spectrum bands. For example, under the ultrawideband rules, ground penetrating radars and imaging systems enable...

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