The FCC’s Communications, Security, Reliability, and Interoperability Council (CSRIC) has adopted final reports from three of its working groups. The working groups’ final reports contain recommendations on
- Public Safety communications network consolidation,
- reliable 911 and enhanced 911 (E911) service, and
- the Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) for the Emergency Alert System (EAS).
As a subject matter expert on many Public Safety communications issues, the CSRIC may see its recommendations adopted or further considered by the FCC through rulemaking proceedings. Contact James Mardis for an RTG Briefing on this matter.
The working groups’ recommendations will be submitted by the CSRIC to the FCC and are likely to be either adopted or further considered through rulemaking procedures and other actions. In addition to the three final reports, four other CSRIC working groups provided updates about ongoing projects. These include cyber security best practices, the transition to next generation 911 (NG911), technical operations for E911 location accuracy, and best practice implementation. Final reports from these working groups are expected to be presented at future CSRIC meetings.