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Emergency Response Interoperability Center Adds New Members

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WASHINGTON, June 23, 2010 – The Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau appointed 20 members to its Emergency Response Interoperability Center’s Technical Advisory Committee on Monday.

The ERIC mission is to establish a technical and operational framework that will ensure nationwide operability and interoperability in deployment and operation of the 700 megahertz public safety broadband wireless network.

Each of the newly appointed members is either a federal official, an elected officer of a state or local government, or a designated employee authorized to act on behalf of that officer.

Committee members include Ahsan Baig, who was supervising engineer at Parsons Brinckerhoff; Stephen Devine, who was interoperability program manager for the Missouri Department of Public Safety; Marlin Mackey, who has been the cabinet secretary of the Department of Information Technology since 2008; and Walt Magnussen, director of telecommunications at Texas A&M University.

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