NTIA, as the President’s principal adviser on domestic and international telecommunications policy, and on behalf of the Emergency Communications Division (ECD)1 of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), respectfully submits these comments as a supplement to its initial filing in the NTIA Petition to Revise the Rules for Wireless Priority Service proceeding.
Notice of Reopening of Application Window for Recruitment of First Responder Network Authority Board Members
On March 19, 2019, NTIA published a notice seeking expressions of interest in an appointment to the Board of the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet). The notice established a deadline of April 18, 2019 for the transmittal of expressions of interest. This notice reopens the period for submission of expressions of interest until April 26, 2019.
NTIA, on behalf of the First Responder Network Authority, is seeking a new board member for a seat that will become vacant in August, according to a Federal Register notice. The 15-member FirstNet board includes 12 non-permanent members, the Secretary of Homeland Security, U.S. Attorney General and Director of the Office of Management and Budget.
Prospective candidates must have expertise or experience in at least one of the following areas: public safety, network, technical, and financial. Expressions of interest must be postmarked or electronically transmitted on or before April 26, 2019.