The Present and Future of Public Safety Communications

February 8, 2007

253 SR
The hearing will examine the current and future capabilities of public safety communications systems and will explore a number of proposals designed to improve the interoperability of voice communications systems and to provide public safety with new broadband capabilities.


Majority Statement

  • Daniel K. Inouye


Minority Statement

  • Ted Stevens


Witness Panel 1

  • Mr. Charles Werner

    Fire Chief
    Charlottesville Fire Department / International Association of Fire Chiefs
  • Mr. Harlin R. McEwen

    Communications and Technology Committee, International Association of Chiefs of Police
  • Mr. Morgan O'Brien

    Cyren Call
  • Mr. Steve Largent

    President and Chief Executive Officer
    CTIA - The Wireless Association
  • Mr. David Billstrom

    Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
    National Interop
  • Mr. Matt Desch

    Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
    Iridium Satellite LLC