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FCC Announces Meeting of the Task Force on Optimal PSAP Architecture schedule for December 2, 2016

DA 16-1278

Released:  November 15, 2016



By this Public Notice, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission), consistent with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA),[1] announces the meeting of the Task Force on Optimal Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) Architecture (TFOPA), to be held on December 2, 2016, from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. in the Commission Meeting Room at FCC Headquarters, located at 445 12th Street, SW, Washington, DC  20554.  Notice of this meeting was published in the Federal Register on November 9, 2016.[2]


The TFOPA is a federal advisory committee that will provide recommendations to the Commission regarding actions that PSAPs can take to optimize their security, operations, and funding as they migrate to Next Generation 911 (NG911).[3]  At this meeting, the Task Force will hear presentations and consider votes to adopt the reports and recommendations of the Task Force’s three working groups:  Working Group 1 – Cybersecurity: Optimal Approach for PSAPs; Working Group 2 – Optimal 911 Service Architecture; and Working Group 3 – Optimal Resource Allocation.


Members of the general public may attend the meeting.  The FCC will attempt to accommodate as many attendees as possible; however, admittance will be limited to seating availability.  The Commission will also provide audio and/or video coverage of the meeting over the Internet from the FCC’s web page at


Open captioning will be provided for this event.  Other reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities are available upon request.  Requests for such accommodations should be submitted via e-mail to 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 for the FCC to contact the requester if more information is needed to fill the request.  Please allow at least five days’ advance notice; last minute requests will be accepted, but may not be possible to accommodate.

For additional information about the meeting, please contact Timothy May or Michael Connelly of the Policy and Licensing Division of the Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau.  Timothy May can be reached by phone at (202) 418-1463 or by email at Timothy.May@fcc.govmailto:; Michael Connelly can be reached by phone at (202) 418-0132 or by email at


[1] 5 U.S.C. App. 2.

[2] See 81 Fed Reg. 78811 (November 9, 2016) available at

[3] See Facilitating the Deployment of Text-to-911 and Other Next Generation 911 Applications, Framework for Next Generation 911 Deployment, PS Docket Nos. 11-153 and 10-255, Second Report and Order and Third Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, 29 FCC Rcd 9846, 9881 ¶¶ 79-80 (2014).


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