FirstNet to Hold Public Meeting of the Public Safety Advisory Committee

Media Contact: April Ward (571)-665-6187 or (202)-853-5219

May 31, 2016 – (RESTON, VA) The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) will convene an open public meeting of the Public Safety Advisory Committee (PSAC) on June 6, 2016 in San Diego, Cali. The PSAC will discuss working group and task team updates.

Time and Date: The public portion of the PSAC meeting will be on Monday, June 6, 2016 from 8:00 am – 10:00 am Pacific Standard Time

Location: Hard Rock Hotel San Diego, 207 5th Avenue, San Diego, Cali. 92101

RSVP: The meeting is open to the public and press on a first-come, first-served basis. Space is limited. In order to get an accurate headcount, all expected attendees are asked to provide notice of intent to attend by sending an email to PSAC@firstnet.gov

Media Note: Please direct media inquiries to April Ward at (571) 665-6187.

Webcast Available: The meeting will also be webcast. Please refer to FirstNet's website at www.firstnet.gov for webcast instructions and other information. If you have technical questions regarding the webcast, please contact Kenzie Capece at (571) 665-6195.

If the number of RSVPs indicates that expected attendance has reached capacity, FirstNet will respond to all subsequent notices indicating that capacity has been reached and that in-person viewing may no longer be available but that the meeting may still be viewed by webcast as detailed below. For access to the meetings, valid government-issued photo identification may be requested for security reasons.

The meeting is accessible to people with disabilities. Individuals requiring accommodations, such as sign language interpretation or other ancillary aids, are asked to notify Kenzie Capece, Senior Outreach Advisor, FirstNet, at (571) 665-6195 at least five (5) business days before the meeting.

About FirstNet

FirstNet has been obligated by Congress to take all actions necessary to ensure the building, deployment, and operation of the nationwide public safety broadband network for local, state, regional, tribal, and federal first responders and other public safety personnel.  FirstNet is an independent authority established by Congress in 2012 that is governed by a 15-member Board that consists of the Secretary of Homeland Security, the Attorney General of the United States, the Director of the Office of Management and Budget, and 12 members appointed by the Secretary of Commerce composed of representatives from public safety, government, and the wireless industry.  (www.firstnet.gov)

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