Contact: Mittie Rooney or Amy Guilfoy at (301) 656-3100
NTIA: Clyde Ensslin or Ranjit deSilva at (202) 482-7002

Summit to Address Critical Homeland Security Issue: 
Public Safety Communications 
Current and Emerging Technology Solutions to be Discussed

WHAT: The PSWN-NTIA Current and Emerging Solutions to Public Safety Communications Interoperability Summit will be held June 11-12, 2002, at the Ronald Reagan International Trade Center in Washington, DC. State and federal chief information officers, congressional staffers, county administrators, mayors, state legislators, and representatives from associations of elected and appointed officials are expected to attend. The Public Safety Wireless Network (PSWN) Program and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) will jointly sponsor the summit. 

WHO: Featured speakers include--

· Nancy Victory, Assistant Secretary of Commerce
· Don Speights, Public Safety Program Manager, NTIA
· Robert E. Lee, Jr., PSWN Program Manager, Department of Justice
· Rick Murphy, PSWN Program Manager, Department of the Treasury
WHEN: June 11-12, 2002, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

WHERE: Ronald Reagan International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC

Audio of the summit will be Web cast over the Internet and made available from NTIA's Web site www.ntia.doc.gov during the 2-day event. 

The PSWN Program, a jointly sponsored initiative of the Department of Justice and Department of the Treasury that addresses public safety wireless communications interoperability, is sponsoring this event along with NTIA, an agency within the U.S. Department of Commerce. The NTIA is the President's principal advisor on telecommunications and information issues.

Members of the media are invited to attend the summit. For media RSVP or for a complete agenda, please contact Mittie Rooney or Amy Guilfoy at (301) 656-3100.

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