[802SEC] Department of Homeland Security Summit- 802 participation
Please see the attached message. The Department of Homeland Security is
holding a Security Summit in June and are asking for IEEE 802 participation.
Please pass this message along to your groups and have interested parties
contact Ed Rashba (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Derrick Orr (email@example.com).
Chairman, IEEE 802
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Sent: Monday, May 19, 2003 1:33 PM
Subject: Department of Homeland Security Summit- 802 participation
> Hello Paul,
> Following up on my last email, please find attached details on the
> interoperability summit I described. Derreck Orr from DHS has asked
> specifically for 802 representation at the meeting, and we were hoping
> you could recommend someone who could attend on IEEE's behalf. Thanks
> much for your response.
> Edward J. Rashba
> Manager, New Technical Programs
> IEEE Standards Activities
> 445 Hoes Lane
> Piscataway, NJ 08555 USA
> +1 732 465 6449 phone
> +1 732 562 1571 fax
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> From: "Dereck Orr" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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> Date: Thu, 15 May 2003 13:45:10 -0400
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> Dear Colleague:
> It is with great pleasure that I invite you to participate in the
> Summit on Interoperable Communications for Public Safety to be held
> here at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in
> Gaithersburg, Maryland, on June 26 and 27, 2003. This Summit is a
> joint effort between NIST, the Department of Homeland Security s
> Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate, Project SAFECOM, and the
> National Institute of Justice s AGILE Program.
> While the sponsors of the Summit are part of the Federal Government
> sector, we are all strongly focused on, and committed to, working
> the local, state, tribal, and international constituencies of the
> public safety community to facilitate wireless telecommunications and
> information technology interoperability on a grand scale, i.e.,
> all jurisdictional boundaries. Thus, the Summit brings together a
> variety of programs that were created to assist public safety
> practitioners, including the First Responders.
> The last few years have made obvious both the strengths and
> of the current state of public safety communications. We all have
> learned so dramatically that it is extremely difficult during large
> catastrophic events to communicate and share critical data among
> dozens of agencies. Even worse, however, we have come to realize
> it is not much easier to communicate and share information among
> same organizations during normal times.
> At the same time, there is positive activity occurring on many
> Government organizations are talking to other government
> organizations, and those in one discipline (like law enforcement) are
> getting together with those in another (like Firefighters) to see how
> they can work better. Some programs aimed at establishing
> interoperability approaches have actually had major successes,
> producing standards and implementation methods that are already
> beginning to benefit many of the millions of practitioners operating
> at all government levels. This is good news, although it could be
> much better.
> Even though there are many exceptional interoperability program
> efforts underway, they are being conducted (more or less)
> independently. They were established with a particular mission, to
> meet certain objectives, and to satisfy a set of user requirements.
> And they continue to operate in that vein. While these programs are
> accomplishing good things within the confines of their operating
> environment (or Federal department or agency), they may not ever be
> able to realize the broader impact that comes with greater exposure
> and cooperation. That is where the Summit comes in.
> The Summit on Interoperable Communications for Public Safety is
> designed to accomplish three significant tasks. First, it will be
> initial step in familiarizing key interoperability players with the
> work being done by others so that mutually-beneficial coordination,
> and collaboration, among the various technical programs can be
> established. Second, it will provide insight into where additional
> Federal resources might be warranted. That is, as the experts share
> information on how they are approaching the requirements for public
> safety communications, it may be obvious that certain crucial
> requirements are not being addressed, and should be. Finally, the
> Summit will help us all maximize the limited resources that are
> available across all government levels. In other words, we will
> leverage off of program successes and use developed standards,
> approaches, products, and services for the benefit of all.
> It should be obvious now why your participation in the Summit is so
> Please see the Summit website at http://pssummit.its.bldrdoc.gov for
> more detailed technical description and registration information.
> For the convenience of all attendees, we have compiled information on
> each of the invited programs. This information will be provided on
> the website, once a representative for each program verifies the
> accuracy of the information. It will also be discussed at the Summit
> and be provided to all attendees within a hard-copy briefing book.
> will be sending you information we have compiled on your program by
> May 27(superscript: th) and would ask that you review and provide
> comments to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than June 6th.
> Please know that invitees from state and local agencies or
> organizations are eligible to receive compensation for airfare,
> lodging, other related travel expenses, and conference fees. Please
> make inquiries to Dereck Orr at 301-975-2296 for more details.
> Thank You. I look forward to seeing you in Gaithersburg on
> And please, forward this to others in your organization if you feel
> that the Summit would benefit from their participation.
> Kathleen M. Higgins
> Office of Law Enforcement Standards
> National Institute of Standards and Technology