FirstNet Board Meeting June 29-30, 2016

FirstNet Board Meeting June 29-30, 2016

The Board of the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) held an open public meeting on June 30, 2016, preceded by open public meetings of the Board Committees on June 29, 2016.

DATES:
On June 29, 2016 there was an open public joint meeting of the FirstNet Governance and Personnel, Finance, Technology, and Consultation and Outreach Committees.  The full FirstNet Board held an open public meeting on June 30, 2016.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:  
Karen Miller-Kuwana, Board Secretary, FirstNet
12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, M/S 243, Reston, VA 20192
Telephone: (571) 665-6177
Email: karen.miller-kuwana@firstnet.gov.
Please direct media inquiries to Ryan Oremland at (571) 665-6186.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:  
This notice informs the public that the Board of FirstNet held an open public meeting on June 30, 2016, preceded by open public meetings of the Board Committees on June 29, 2016.

Board Meeting Audio

The Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 (Pub. L. No. 112-96, Title VI, 126 Stat. 256 (codified at 47 U.S.C. 1401 et seq.)) (the "Act") established FirstNet as an independent authority within the National Telecommunications and Information Administration that is headed by a Board. The Act directs FirstNet to ensure the building, deployment, and operation of a nationwide, interoperable public safety broadband network. The FirstNet Board is responsible for making strategic decisions regarding FirstNet's operations. The FirstNet Board held its first public meeting on September 25, 2012.

FirstNet will post detailed agendas of each meeting on its website, http://www.firstnet.gov, prior to the meetings. The agenda topics are subject to change. Please note that the subjects that will be discussed by the Committees and the Board may involve commercial or financial information that is privileged or confidential, personnel matters, or other legal matters affecting FirstNet. As such, the Committee chairs and Board Chair may call for a vote to close the meetings only for the time necessary to preserve the confidentiality of such information, pursuant to 47 U.S.C. § 1424(e)(2).

On June 29, 2016 between 1:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. CDT, there will be an open public joint meeting of the Governance and Personnel, Finance, Technology, and Consultation and Outreach Committees. The full FirstNet Board will hold an open public meeting on June 30, 2016 between 8:30 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. CDT.

The meetings on June 29-30 2016 will be held at W Chicago – City Center, 172 West Adams Street, Chicago, IL 60603.

These meetings are 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 BoardRSVP@firstnet.gov. 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 meetings are accessible to people with disabilities.  Individuals requiring accommodations, such as sign language interpretation or other ancillary aids, are asked to notify Monica Welham, Executive Assistant, FirstNet, at (571) 665-6144 or monica.welham@firstnet.gov, at least five (5) business days before the applicable meeting(s).

The meetings will also be webcast.  Please refer to FirstNet’s website at www.firstnet.gov for webcast instructions and other information.  Viewers experiencing any issues with the live webcast may email support@sparkstreetdigital.com or call 202.684.3361 x9 for support.  A variety of automated troubleshooting tests are also available via the "Troubleshooting Tips" button on the webcast player.  The meetings will also be available to interested parties by phone.  To be connected to the meetings in listen-only mode by telephone, please dial 800-857-9642 and passcode 2162310.  

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