Science and Technology Directorate; Notice of Public Meeting of the Project 25 Compliance Assessment Program Governing Board, 25756 [E8-10214]

Download as PDF 25756 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 89 / Wednesday, May 7, 2008 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Science and Technology Directorate; Notice of Public Meeting of the Project 25 Compliance Assessment Program Governing Board Science and Technology Directorate, DHS. ACTION: Notice of Public Meeting. sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Office for Interoperability and Compatibility (OIC) will hold a public meeting of its Project 25 (P25) Compliance Assessment Program (CAP) Governing Board (GB). The P25 CAP GB is composed of public sector officials who represent the collective interest of organizations that procure P25 equipment. The purpose of the meeting is to review and approve proposed Compliance Assessment Bulletin(s). The P25 CAP GB will receive public comments on the P25 CAP at this meeting. DHS OIC will post details of the meeting, including the agenda, ten business days in advance of the meeting at http://www.safecomprogram.gov. The meeting is open to the public, but space is limited. All participants must bring proper identification to attend the meeting. DATES: The meeting will take place on Wednesday, May 21, 2008, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (EST). ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held in the Auditorium of the General Services Administration Building, 301 7th Street, SW., Washington, DC 20407. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Luke Klein-Berndt, Department of Homeland Security, Science and Technology Directorate, Office for Interoperability and Compatibility, Washington Navy Yard, 245 Murray Lane, SW., Building #410, Washington, DC 20528. Telephone: (202) 254–5332. E-mail: Luke.Klein-Berndt@dhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Emergency responders—emergency medical services, fire personnel, and law enforcement officers—need to seamlessly exchange communications across disciplines and jurisdictions to successfully respond to day-to-day incidents and large-scale emergencies. P25 focuses on developing standards that allow radios and other components to interoperate, regardless of manufacturer. In turn, these standards enable emergency responders to exchange critical communications with other disciplines and jurisdictions. An initial goal of P25 is to specify formal standards for interfaces between VerDate Aug<31>2005 21:00 May 06, 2008 Jkt 214001 the components of a land mobile radio (LMR) system. (LMR systems are commonly used by emergency responders in portable handheld and mobile vehicle-mounted devices.) Although formal standards are being developed, no process is currently in place to confirm that equipment advertised as P25-compliant meets all aspects of P25 standards. To address discrepancies between P25 standards and industry equipment, Congress passed legislation calling for the creation of the P25 CAP. The P25 CAP is a partnership of the DHS Command, Control and Interoperability Division; the Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology; industry; and the emergency response community. The P25 CAP works to establish a process for ensuring that equipment complies with P25 standards and can interoperate across manufacturers. By providing manufacturers with a method to test their equipment for compliance with P25 standards, the P25 CAP helps emergency response officials make informed purchasing decisions. The program’s initial focus is on the Common Air Interface, which allows for over-the-air compatibility between mobile and portable radios, and tower equipment. For more information on the program, please review OIC’s Charter for the Project 25 Compliance Assessment Program, which is available at http:// www.safecomprogram.gov. interested members of the public to come together for a professional exchange on topics ranging from technological impacts to the marine industry, corresponding coverage in related codes and standards, and existing government regulations. This public workshop will be held 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 3, 2008, and from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 4, 2008. This workshop is open to the public with advance registration required. DATES: The two-day workshop will be held at the Sheraton National Hotel near the Pentagon. The hotel is located at 900 South Orme Street in Arlington, VA, approximately one mile from the Pentagon City Metro Station. The hotel’s phone number is (703) 521–1900. Shuttle service to and from the hotel may be available by contacting the hotel directly at the phone number above. ADDRESSES: For additional information about this workshop you may visit the USCG Web site at http://www.uscg.mil/ marine_event or contact Mr. Wayne Lundy by telephone at (202) 372–1379 or by e-mail at Wayne.M.Lundy@uscg.mil. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Coast Guard The purpose of this workshop is to provide a technical exchange on areas of technology that impact the marine industry with corresponding coverage in related codes and standards and existing government regulations. To register for this workshop, please visit the ASME Web site: http:// www.asmeconferences.org/asmeuscg08. Registration deadline is May 23, 2008. While the workshop is open to the public, space is limited due to room capacity restrictions, so we encourage you to register in advance for this event. There is no fee for registration. [Docket No. USCG–2008–0331] Agenda of Meeting Public Workshop on Marine Technology and Standards The workshop comprises six panel sessions conducted over a two-day period on a variety of topics. Dated: May 1, 2008. Luke Klein-Berndt, P25 CAP Program Manager. [FR Doc. E8–10214 Filed 5–6–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–10–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of meeting. AGENCY: ACTION: Day One—June 3, 2008 The United States Coast Guard (USCG) and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) are sponsoring a two-day public workshop on marine technology and standards in Arlington, VA. 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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 89 (Wednesday, May 7, 2008)]
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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY


Science and Technology Directorate; Notice of Public Meeting of 
the Project 25 Compliance Assessment Program Governing Board

AGENCY: Science and Technology Directorate, DHS.

ACTION: Notice of Public Meeting.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Office for 
Interoperability and Compatibility (OIC) will hold a public meeting of 
its Project 25 (P25) Compliance Assessment Program (CAP) Governing 
Board (GB). The P25 CAP GB is composed of public sector officials who 
represent the collective interest of organizations that procure P25 
equipment. The purpose of the meeting is to review and approve proposed 
Compliance Assessment Bulletin(s).
    The P25 CAP GB will receive public comments on the P25 CAP at this 
meeting. DHS OIC will post details of the meeting, including the 
agenda, ten business days in advance of the meeting at http://
www.safecomprogram.gov.
    The meeting is open to the public, but space is limited. All 
participants must bring proper identification to attend the meeting.

DATES: The meeting will take place on Wednesday, May 21, 2008, from 9 
a.m. to 1 p.m. (EST).

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held in the Auditorium of the General 
Services Administration Building, 301 7th Street, SW., Washington, DC 
20407.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Luke Klein-Berndt, Department of 
Homeland Security, Science and Technology Directorate, Office for 
Interoperability and Compatibility, Washington Navy Yard, 245 Murray 
Lane, SW., Building 410, Washington, DC 20528. Telephone: 
(202) 254-5332. E-mail: Luke.Klein-Berndt@dhs.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Emergency responders--emergency medical 
services, fire personnel, and law enforcement officers--need to 
seamlessly exchange communications across disciplines and jurisdictions 
to successfully respond to day-to-day incidents and large-scale 
emergencies. P25 focuses on developing standards that allow radios and 
other components to interoperate, regardless of manufacturer. In turn, 
these standards enable emergency responders to exchange critical 
communications with other disciplines and jurisdictions.
    An initial goal of P25 is to specify formal standards for 
interfaces between the components of a land mobile radio (LMR) system. 
(LMR systems are commonly used by emergency responders in portable 
handheld and mobile vehicle-mounted devices.) Although formal standards 
are being developed, no process is currently in place to confirm that 
equipment advertised as P25-compliant meets all aspects of P25 
standards.
    To address discrepancies between P25 standards and industry 
equipment, Congress passed legislation calling for the creation of the 
P25 CAP. The P25 CAP is a partnership of the DHS Command, Control and 
Interoperability Division; the Department of Commerce's National 
Institute of Standards and Technology; industry; and the emergency 
response community.
    The P25 CAP works to establish a process for ensuring that 
equipment complies with P25 standards and can interoperate across 
manufacturers. By providing manufacturers with a method to test their 
equipment for compliance with P25 standards, the P25 CAP helps 
emergency response officials make informed purchasing decisions. The 
program's initial focus is on the Common Air Interface, which allows 
for over-the-air compatibility between mobile and portable radios, and 
tower equipment.
    For more information on the program, please review OIC's Charter 
for the Project 25 Compliance Assessment Program, which is available at 
http://www.safecomprogram.gov.

    Dated: May 1, 2008.
Luke Klein-Berndt,
P25 CAP Program Manager.
 [FR Doc. E8-10214 Filed 5-6-08; 8:45 am]
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