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  • February 16th, 2012 | Press Releases

    PSA OPTIMISTIC ABOUT CONGRESS SECURING THE FUTURE OF PUBLIC SAFETY BROADBAND

    Today, the Public Safety Alliance (PSA) applauds Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (NV-D), House Speaker John Boehner (OH-R), and the bipartisan House and Senate Conferees to the Payroll Tax Reduction Extension legislation that provides for a much needed nationwide interoperable Public Safety Broadband Network (PSBN). This bill includes the allocation of D Block spectrum and an estimated $7 billion in funding from the proceeds of incentive auctions for its successful implementation. Creation of a nationwide 20 MHz PSBN is one of the last remaining recommendations of the 9/11 Commission made in the wake of the tragic events of September 11, 2001. Congress is expected to vote the bill through both the House and the Senate by Friday, and have it on the President’s desk for signature and final enactment next week. The White House has consistently urged inclusion of public safety broadband and comprehensive spectrum legislation as part of the overall package, and has indicated its strong support for enactment.

  • January 12th, 2012 | Press Releases

    Public Safety Alliance Calls for Spectrum Legislation to be Included in Any Payroll Extension Deal

    As Congress returns from their holiday recess and the appointed conferees begin negotiations ahead of February 29 mandate for enacting a yearlong Payroll Tax Reduction Extension bill, the Public Safety Alliance (PSA) today reiterated its strong support for finally realizing a nationwide interoperable public safety broadband network now.

  • December 15th, 2011 | Press Releases

    PSA Letter to Majority Leader Reid and Republican Leader McConnell

    We urge the Senate to pass legislation that includes D Block allocation to public safety with sufficient funding to expedite nationwide construction of the public safety broadband network that includes rural America, and does not include damaging provisions to require 700 MHz narrowband giveback, nor an unworkable and unaccountable private entity “administrator” governance model. Additionally, the PSA urges the Senate to maximize state and local flexibility in allowing enhanced “secondary use” of the public safety broadband network by non-public safety entities and users, as well as with respect to forming public and private partnerships that best meet their specific needs to assure sustainment of their mission-critical public safety broadband systems. In sum, the PSA strongly believes that S.911 best provides these priorities, and we urge you together as the Senate’s leadership to replace the Walden JOBS Act provisions that compose Title IV of H.R. 3630 with language similar to S. 911 for Senate passage of the overall bill. Click here to download the full letter.

  • December 14th, 2011 | Press Releases

    PSA WELCOMES HOUSE D BLOCK ALLOCATION & FUNDING: CONCERNED WITH NARROWBAND GIVEBACK & GOVERNANCE

    The Public Safety Alliance (PSA) today expressed its appreciation for the full House’s vote of support for D Block spectrum allocation to public safety and funding for the Public Safety Broadband Network, but warned of an ominous storm cloud on the horizon as our nation’s first responders, who put their lives on the line everyday, learn more about the full extent of the other provisions in the bill that gives with one hand and takes away with the other to make H.R. 3630, the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2011 disastrous for public safety’s goal for nationwide interoperable emergency communications.

  • December 13th, 2011 | Press Releases

    PSA Letter to Speaker Boehner and Democratic Leader Pelosi

    We urge the House to pass legislation that includes D Block allocation to public safety with sufficient funding to expedite nationwide construction of the public safety broadband network that includes rural America, and does not include damaging provisions to require 700 MHz narrowband giveback, nor an unworkable and unaccountable private entity “administrator” governance model. Additionally, the PSA urges Congress to maximize state and local flexibility in allowing “secondary use” of the public safety broadband network by non-public safety entities and users, as well as with respect to forming public and private partnerships that best meet their specific needs to assure sustainment of their mission-critical public safety broadband systems.Click here to download the letter.

  • December 8th, 2011 | Press Releases

    Nation’s Public Safety Leadership Reiterates Support for S. 911

    As Congress continues to move forward with legislation to allocate D block spectrum to public safety and provide sufficient funding to realize a nationwide, interoperable Public Safety Broadband Network, the Public Safety Alliance (PSA) today sought to assure all Members of Congress that America’s public safety community is unified in their support, along with the nation’s state and local government officials, in enactment of legislation to finally implement one of the last remaining unmet recommendations of the bipartisan 9/11 Commission.

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D Block Briefing Document (PDF-31MB)
D Block Briefing Document (No Appendix - 3MB)

Supporters

Public Safety Agencies and Associations

  1. International Association of Chiefs of Police
  2. International Association of Fire Chiefs
  3. National Sheriffs' Association
  4. Major Cities Chiefs Association
  5. Metropolitan Fire Chiefs Association
  6. Major County Sheriffs' Association
  7. Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials, International
  8. National Emergency Management Association
  9. International Association of Emergency Managers
  10. Police Executive Research Forum
  11. National Criminal Justice Association
  12. National Association of Police Organizations
  13. National Volunteer Fire Council
  14. National Troopers' Coalition
  15. National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives
  16. Association of Air Medical Services
  17. Advocates for Emergency Medical Services
  18. Emergency Nurses Association
  19. National Association of Emergency Medical Services Physicians
  20. National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians
  21. National Association of State Emergency Medical Service Officials
  22. National Emergency Medical Services Management Association
  23. International Municipal Signal Association
  24. American Probation and Parole Association
  25. InterAgency Board for Equipment Standardization and Interoperability
  26. Congressional Fire Services Institute
  27. Wichita Falls Texas Fire Department
  28. Oregon Fire Chiefs Association
  29. National Association of Attorneys Generals
  30. State and Local Government

  31. National Governors Association
  32. National Association of Counties
  33. National League of Cities
  34. United States Conference of Mayors
  35. Council of State Governments
  36. International City/County Managers Association
  37. National Conference of State Legislatures
  38. National Association of Regional Councils
  39. The National Association of State Chief Information Officers
  40. State of New York
  41. State of Nevada
  42. State of Oregon
  43. State of Iowa
  44. State of Illinois
  45. State of Maryland
  46. Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal
  47. Other National Associations

  48. Communications Workers of America
  49. American Public Works Association
  50. American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials
  51. Alarm Industry Communications Committee
  52. The National Association of State Technology Directors
  53. Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council (SBEC)
  54. Public Safety Industry

  55. Alcatel-Lucent
  56. AT&T
  57. EADS
  58. Harris
  59. Kenwood
  60. Motorola
  61. Northrop Grumman
  62. Verizon
  63. Raytheon
  64. Rivada
  65. Zetron
  66. L.R. Kimball
  67. Advanced Response Concepts Corporation
  68. The Digital Decision, LLC
  69. TASER International
  70. CALAMP Wireless Networks
  71. Televate
  72. TechAmerica
  73. Industry Council for Emergency Response Technologies (iCERT) also known as 911 Industry Alliance

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