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Federal Communications Commission

Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau

Beyond Front Lines Tech:

Building a Network to Support Law Enforcement and Public Safety

Professionals

AFCEA – Bethesda Law Enforcement IT Day

May 28, 2015

David G. Simpson Rear Admiral, USN (ret) Chief, PSHSB

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PSHSB Mission Portfolio

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911, E911 and NG911

Public Safety Wireless and Interoperability

Public Safety Broadband

CALEA

Emergency Alerting

Network Reliability

Cybersecurity

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Public Safety Networks in Transition

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Often driven by commercial

technologies and consumer

expectations

IP Transitions (copper

fiber,

etc.)

LTE

Texting, social media, streaming

video

Increased integration of

broadband data by public safety

FirstNet

NG911

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FCC and FirstNet

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FCC roles defined by statute:

Reallocation of spectrum and licensing

Interoperability Board recommendations

Approve/Disapprove state plans

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Challenges

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Retaining (and enhancing)

analog functionality in an

IP world

Coverage

Interoperability

Priority Services

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Challenges

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Cybersecurity

Complexity and variety of

systems

Access and identity

management

Personnel staffing, training

and retention

Budgeting and jurisdictional

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FCC Initiatives

Tech Transitions Docket

CSRIC IV

Working Group 4

TFOPA

Working Group 1

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Public Safety and Law Enforcement Annual

Meeting

May 28, 2015

Ron Hewitt

Director

Office of Emergency Communications

Armed Forces

Communications and

Electronics Association,

Bethesda

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Homeland

Security

Office of Cybersecurity and Communications

Today’s OEC

Coordination

Technical Assistance: Provides no-cost, specific training, exercise, governance and usage support and communications

engineering assessments across land mobile radio, broadband and 9-1-1 aspects of

interoperable emergency communications through Statewide Interoperability Coordinators and other requestors.

Regional Coordination: Collaborate with regional and local SLTT stakeholders to strengthen emergency communications.

Partnerships: Support FSLTT stakeholder groups (SAFECOM, National Council of Statewide Interoperability Coordinators, Emergency Communications Preparedness Center,)

Response

Priority Telecommunications Services: Provides operable and interoperable communications for national security/emergency preparedness community during all-hazards events. Programs include landline (Government Emergency Telecommunications

Service), and wireless (Wireless Priority Service) priority and repair/installation of vital voice/data services through Telecommunications Service Priority.

Planning & Preparedness

National Emergency Communications Plan: Nation’s roadmap to improve emergency communications interoperability.

Statewide Communication

Interoperability Plans: Locally-driven, multi-jurisdictional, multi-disciplinary strategic plans (implemented in all 56 states and territories).

Guidance Documents: Publishes standards, grant guidance, templates, best practices, and information regarding interoperable emergency

communications.

OEC supports and promotes communications capabilities used by emergency

responders and government officials to keep America safe, secure, and resilient

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Homeland

Security

Office of Cybersecurity and Communications

Reporting, &

Requests for

Assistance

Public Information Exchange

The Evolving Communications Environment

Incident Response and Coordination

Governmental Agencies

(Federal, State, Local, Tribal, Territorial)

Public, NGOs, Private Sector

Governmental Agencies

(Federal, State, Local, Tribal, Territorial

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Public, NGOs, Private Sector

Notifications,

Alerts & Warnings

Interoperable Communications Capabilities

Governance

Standard Operating Procedures

Technology

Training & Exercises

Usage

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Homeland

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Building a Network to Support Law

Enforcement and Public Safety Professionals

TJ Kennedy

FirstNet Acting Executive Director

May 28, 2015

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Nationwide Public Safety

Broadband Network (NPSBN)

Provide nationwide coverage,

including rural and remote areas

Meet public safety requirements

– provide priority and preemption

during emergencies

Build in resiliency and reliability

Evolve with technology to provide

access to applications and

innovative services

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Our Priorities

May 28, 2015

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Consultation

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May 28, 2015

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LEGEND

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Pre-Consultation

Conference Call Closed

Initial Consultation

Checklist Returned To FirstNet

Initial Consultation

Meeting Held

All

Received Initial Consultation

Package From FirstNet

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Initial Consultation

Meeting Scheduled

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PR

Tracker – State Consultation Activities

As of May 22, 2015

State Meeting Date(s) State Meeting Date(s)

CT 5/27/2015 GA 7/21/2015 NH 6/9/2015 TN 7/23/2015 NM 6/10/2015 CA 07/28-29/2015 OH 6/11/2015 PA 8/4/2015

VT 6/16/2015 HI 08/11-12/2015 KS 6/17/2015 AS 08/13-14/2015 WI 6/18/2015 IN 8/26/2015 ND 7/9/2015 MI 9/1/2015

IL 7/14/2015 NJ 9/3/2015 AL 7/15/2015 DC DE MD RI AS

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Federal Consultation Update

Initiated designated Agency Points of Contact

monthly calls in March

Received first responses to the Initial Preparation

Checklist (Treasury, Justice)

Conducted outreach/consultation engagements with:

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Proposed Acquisition Approach

The Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012

directs FirstNet to

-– Issue an open, transparent, and competitive RFP(s) to build, operate,

and maintain the nationwide public safety broadband network

On April 24, FirstNet Board Approved Proposed Acquisition

Approach

Encourages competition

Promotes innovation

Allows for flexibility

Creates opportunities for feedback

FirstNet Released Special Notice with

Draft RFP Documents

– Comments & capabilities due July 27

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FirstNet Network Benefits

Dedicated to

Public Safety

QoS, Priority

& Preemption

(QPP)

Local

Control

Public Safety

Apps /

Services

Situational

Awareness

Public Safety

Grade

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Consultation & Outreach

By the Numbers

Stakeholder Engagements

in FY2014 - FY2015 So Far

Outreach to

Potential

NPSBN Public Safety

Users Nationwide

On-site

Consultation with

Public safety

Representatives

In

States/Territories

Responses to RFI/Draft

Statement of Objectives

and Public Notices

Updated May 21, 2015

Public Safety & Private Sector

Partners in 2015 So Far

State/Territory

Consultation Meetings

8

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Thank You

TJ Kennedy –

TJ.Kennedy@firstnet.gov

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The Maryland

FirstNet Team

Based in the MSP Interoperability Program

Management Office

State Single Point of Contact for FirstNet

Charged with working with Public Safety

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FirstNet

Data Collection

Coverage Prioritization Strategy

Data will be analyzed and processed to ¼ mile grids

Each factor has a weight according to priority of data

Calls for Service = highest priority

Each 1/4 mile grid will be scored according to sum of all

factors

Level of need will determine priority of deployment phase

Calls for Service

Facilities

Population

Transportation

Public Places

Other Factors

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Outreach

Efforts

More than 2,250 stakeholders so far:

Law Enforcement and Fire/EMS

9-1-1 Centers

Public Safety Comms and IT

CIOs, CTOs, GIS

Private Sector and Non-Profit

Using a Variety of Methods:

Meetings/Calls

Conferences/Exhibit Halls

Webinars

Regional Forums

regionalforums2015.eventbrite.com

Social Media - @MDInterOp

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Disclaimer

This slide deck was prepared by the Maryland Department of

Information Technology using funds under award 24-10-S13024

from the National Telecommunications and Information

Administration (NTIA), U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC). The

statements, findings, conclusions, and recommendations are those

of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the

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