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Power outages pull broadband communications oversight to forefront

A former FCC official is calling for more accountability of emergency communication systems in the wake of the 911 failures during a June storm that pummeled the Washington metro area.

Tags: Jamie Barnett , FCC , 911 , broadband , technology , oversight , derecho

Thursday - 08/16/2012, 11:28am EDT

Obama assigns new responsibilities for keeping government connected in case of emergency

In an executive order issued Friday, President Barack Obama laid out an all-hands-on-deck approach to developing policies for preserving government communications in the event of a national disaster or emergency. The order creates the Executive Committee on National Security and Emergency Preparedness Communications or NS/EP communications to be staffed with high-ranking officials from eight agencies and departments

Tags: DoD , DHS , OSTP , Barack Obama , National Communications System

Friday - 07/06/2012, 09:20pm EDT

Back-up communications during a crisis

Tony Bardo
Assistant VP for Government Solutions
Hughes Network Systems
April 21st, 2009

Tags: tech , contracting , Hughes

Tuesday - 04/21/2009, 11:59am EDT

How to be Better Prepared

Tags: technology , contracting , Hughes , Tony Bardo

Tuesday - 04/21/2009, 09:37am EDT