[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 42 (Monday, March 4, 2013)]
[Page 14091]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-04967]



Sunshine Act Meetings

Open Commission Meeting

Wednesday, February 28, 2013

FCC Provides Additional Details Regarding the Second National Hearing 
on Network Resilience and Reliability

    The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) provides a more 
detailed agenda for the field hearing scheduled for February 28, 2013, 
in Moffett Field, California. This event is the second in a planned 
series of field hearings to examine challenges to the nation's 
communications networks during natural disasters and in other times of 

    \1\ This meeting was previously announced in a Public Notice, DA 
13-245 (Feb. 20, 2013), but that public notice inadvertently was not 
published in the Federal Register. The Commission has determined 
that, to the extent the previous public notice was insufficient for 
purposes of Section 0.605, the prompt and orderly conduct of the 
Commission's business requires that this notice be issued less than 
one week prior to the meeting and that earlier notice was not 
practicable, since the failure to publish the earlier public notice 
was just discovered. Action by the Commission, February 26, 2013.

    The hearing information is as follows:

Date: February 28, 2013
Location: NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA 94035
1:00 p.m. (PST): Welcome and Opening Remarks
1:40 p.m.: Panel 1: Innovative network technologies and smart 
power solutions to improve communications network resiliency in times 
of disaster
     Hirohito Noda, Chief Representative of the Washington, DC, 
Office, NTT DOCOMO USA, Inc.
     Nayeem Islam, Vice President and Head of Qualcomm Research 
Silicon Valley
     Haresh Kamath, Program Manager for Energy Storage, 
Electric Power Research Institute
     Thomas Nagel, Senior Vice President, Business Development 
and Strategy, Communications and Data Services, Comcast
2:35 p.m.: Panel 2: Employing innovative social media, open 
data and geo-location apps to enhance communications during emergencies
     Alicia Johnson, Resilience and Recovery Manager, City of 
San Francisco Department of Emergency Management
     Fred Wolens, Public Policy Team Member, Facebook
     Ari Gesher, Senior Software Engineer and Engineering 
Ambassador, Palantir Technologies
     George Chamales, Principal, Rogue Genius LLC
3:30 p.m.: End of Hearing

    The FCC will attempt to accommodate as many attendees as possible; 
however, admittance will be limited to seating availability. The 
Commission will provide audio and/or video coverage of the meeting over 
the Internet from the FCC's Web page at http://www.fcc.gov/live. Open 
captioning will be provided for this event. Other reasonable 
accommodations for people with disabilities are available upon request. 
Requests for such accommodations should be submitted via email to 
[email protected] or by calling the Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau 
at (202) 418-0530 (voice), (202) 418-0432 (tty). Such requests should 
include a detailed description of the accommodation needed. In 
addition, please include a way the FCC can contact you if it needs more 
information. Please allow as much advance notice as possible; last-
minute requests will be accepted, but may be impossible to fill.
    We also take this opportunity to remind the public that 
presentations to decision-making personnel that go to the merits or 
outcome of the Commission's pending permit-but-disclose proceeding in 
PS Docket 11-60 regarding network reliability and resiliency, see 
Reliability and Continuity of Communications Networks, Including 
Broadband Technologies, Notice of Inquiry, 26 FCC Rcd 5614 (2011), must 
comply with the Commission's ex parte rules, see, e.g., 47 CFR 1.1200 
et seq. Interested parties are also invited to submit written comments 
in this public docket.
    For additional information about the meeting, please contact Gene 
Fullano, Associate Bureau Chief, Public Safety and Homeland Security 
Bureau, at (202) 418-0492 or [email protected].

Federal Communications Commission.
Marlene H. Dortch,
[FR Doc. 2013-04967 Filed 2-28-13; 11:15 am]