Recruitment of First Responder Network Authority Board Members, 17369-17370 [2018-08224]

Download as PDF daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 76 / Thursday, April 19, 2018 / Notices (FACA), 5 U.S.C. App. 2, and pursuant to Section 105(b) of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration Organization Act, as amended, 47 U.S.C. 904(b). The committee will continue as provided in Executive Order 13811 effective September 30, 2017. The Department of Commerce re-chartered the CSMAC on September 30, 2017, for a two-year period. The CSMAC advises the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information on a broad range of issues regarding spectrum policy. In particular, the current charter provides that the committee will provide advice and recommendations on needed reforms to domestic spectrum policies and management in order to: License radio frequencies in a way that maximizes their public benefit; keep wireless networks as open to innovation as possible; and make wireless services available to all Americans. 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Accordingly, its membership will reflect a crosssection of interests in spectrum management and policy, including nonfederal spectrum users; state, regional, and local sectors; technology developers and manufacturers; academia; civil society; and service providers with customers in both domestic and international markets. A description of factors that will be considered to determine each applicant’s expertise is contained in the committee’s Membership Balance Plan (available at http://www.ntia.doc.gov/otherpublication/2017/csmac-membershipbalance-plan). In particular, NTIA seeks applicants with strong technical and engineering knowledge and experience, familiarity with commercial or private wireless technologies and associated businesses, or expertise with specific applications of wireless technologies. The Secretary may consider factors including, but not limited to, educational background, past work or academic accomplishments, and the industry sector in which a member is currently or previously employed. All appointments are made without discrimination on the basis of age, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability, cultural, religious, or socioeconomic status. Each application must include the applicant’s full name, address, telephone number, and email address, along with a summary of the applicant’s qualifications that identifies, with specificity, how his or her education, training, experience, expertise, or other factors would support the CSMAC’s work and how his or her participation would help achieve the balance factors described above. Each application must also include a detailed resume or curriculum vitae. Dated: April 16, 2018. Kathy D. Smith, Chief Counsel, National Telecommunications and Information Administration. [FR Doc. 2018–08225 Filed 4–18–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–10–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Telecommunications and Information Administration Recruitment of First Responder Network Authority Board Members National Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 ACTION: 17369 Notice. The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) issues this Notice on behalf of the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) to initiate the annual process to seek expressions of interest from individuals who would like to serve on the FirstNet Board. One of the 12 appointments of nonpermanent members to the FirstNet Board, expiring August 2019, is currently vacant. Additionally, four of the 12 appointments of nonpermanent members to the FirstNet Board expire in August 2018, creating a total of five available appointments to the FirstNet Board. NTIA issues this Notice to obtain expressions of interest in being selected by the Secretary to the FirstNet Board. DATES: Expressions of interest must be postmarked or electronically transmitted on or before May 21, 2018. ADDRESSES: Persons wishing to submit expressions of interest as described below should send that information to: Marsha MacBride, Associate Administrator of NTIA’s Office of Public Safety Communications, by email to FirstNetBoardApplicant@ntia.doc.gov; or by U.S. mail or commercial delivery service to: Office of Public Safety Communications, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Room 4078, Washington, DC 20230; or by facsimile transmission to (202) 482–5802. Please note that all material sent via the U.S. Postal Service (including ‘‘Overnight’’ or ‘‘Express Mail’’) is subject to delivery delays of up to two weeks due to mail security procedures. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Marsha MacBride, Associate Administrator, Office of Public Safety Communications, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Room 4078, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–5802; email: mmacbride@ntia.doc.gov. Please direct media inquiries to NTIA’s Office of Public Affairs, (202) 482–7002. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Background and Authority The Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 (Act) created the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) as an independent authority within NTIA and charged it with ensuring the building, deployment, and operation of a nationwide, interoperable public safety broadband network, based on a single, national network E:\FR\FM\19APN1.SGM 19APN1 17370 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 76 / Thursday, April 19, 2018 / Notices daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES architecture.1 FirstNet is responsible for ensuring nationwide standards for use and access of the network; issuing open, transparent, and competitive requests for proposals (RFPs) to build, operate, and maintain the network; encouraging these RFPs to leverage, to the maximum extent economically desirable, existing commercial wireless infrastructure to speed deployment of the network; and managing and overseeing contracts with non-federal entities to build, operate, and maintain the network.2 FirstNet holds the single public safety license granted for wireless public safety broadband deployment. The FirstNet Board is responsible for providing overall policy direction and oversight of FirstNet to ensure the success of the nationwide network. II. Structure The FirstNet Board is composed of 15 voting members. The Act names the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, the Attorney General of the United States, and the Director of the Office of Management and Budget as permanent members of the FirstNet Board. The Secretary of Commerce appoints the twelve nonpermanent members of the FirstNet Board.3 The Act requires each Board member to have experience or expertise in at least one of the following substantive areas: Public safety, network, technical, and/or financial.4 Additionally, the composition of the FirstNet Board must satisfy the other requirements specified in the Act, including that: (i) At least three Board members have served as public safety professionals; (ii) at least three members represent the collective interests of states, localities, tribes, and territories; and (iii) its members reflect geographic and regional, as well as rural and urban, representation.5 An individual Board member may satisfy more than one of these requirements. The current nonpermanent FirstNet Board members are (noting length of term): • Susan Swenson (Chairwoman), Telecommunications/technology executive (Term expires: August 2019) • Jeffrey Johnson (Vice Chairman), Fire Chief, retired; CEO Western Fire Chiefs Association; Former Chair, State Interoperability Council, State of Oregon (Term expires: August 2019) • Neil E. Cox, Telecommunications/ technology executive (Term Expires: August 2018) FirstNet Board members are appointed as special government employees. FirstNet Board members are compensated at the daily rate of basic pay for level IV of the Executive Schedule (approximately $161,900 per year).7 Each Board member must be a United States citizen, cannot be a registered lobbyist, and cannot be a registered agent of, employed by, or receive payments from a foreign government.8 IV. Financial Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest FirstNet Board members must comply with certain federal conflict of interest statutes and ethics regulations, including some financial disclosure requirements. A FirstNet Board member will generally be prohibited from participating on any particular matter that will have a direct and predictable effect on his or her personal financial interests or on the interests of the appointee’s spouse, minor children, or non-federal employer. Dated: April 16, 2018. Kathy D. Smith, Chief Counsel, National Telecommunications and Information Administration. [FR Doc. 2018–08224 Filed 4–18–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–10–P COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION Sunshine Act Meetings FEDERAL REGISTER CITATION OF PREVIOUS ANNOUNCEMENT: 83 FR 16060, April 13, 2018. U.S.C. 1424(c)(2)(A)(ii). 7 47 U.S.C. 1424(g). 8 See, Revised Guidance on Appointment of Lobbyists to Federal Advisory Committees, Boards, and Commissions, Office of Management and Budget, 79 FR 47482 (Aug. 13, 2014). U.S.C. 1422(b). U.S.C. 1426(b)(1). 3 47 U.S.C. 1424(b). 4 47 U.S.C. 1424(b)(2)(B). 5 47 U.S.C. 1424(b)(2)(A). 2 47 17:49 Apr 18, 2018 III. Compensation and Status as Government Employees V. Selection Process At the direction of the Secretary of Commerce, NTIA, in consultation with FirstNet, will conduct outreach to the public safety community, state and local organizations, and industry to solicit nominations for candidates to the Board who satisfy the statutory requirements for membership. In addition, by this Notice, the Secretary of Commerce, through NTIA, will accept expressions of interest until May 21, 2018 from any individual, or any organization that wishes to propose a candidate, who satisfies the statutory requirements for membership on the FirstNet Board.9 All parties wishing to be considered should submit their full name, address, telephone number, email address, a current resume, and a statement of qualifications that references how the candidate satisfies the Act’s expertise, representational, and geographic requirements for FirstNet Board membership, as described in this Notice, along with a statement describing why they want to serve on the FirstNet Board and affirming their ability and availability to take a regular and active role in the Board’s work. The Secretary of Commerce will select FirstNet Board candidates based on the eligibility requirements in the Act and recommendations submitted by NTIA, in consultation with the FirstNet Board’s Governance and Personnel Committee. NTIA will recommend candidates based on an assessment of their qualifications as well as their demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative way to achieve the goals and objectives of FirstNet as set forth in the Act. Board candidates will be vetted through the Department of Commerce and are subject to an appropriate background check for security clearance. 6 47 1 47 VerDate Sep<11>2014 • Edward Horowitz, Venture capital/ technology executive (Term Expires: August 2018) • Kevin McGinnis, Chief/CEO, North East Mobile Health Services (Term Expires: August 2018) • Robert Tipton Osterthaler (Term Expires: January 2021) • Annise D. Parker, Former Mayor, Houston, Texas (Term Expires: August 2018) • Richard Ross, Jr., Police Commissioner, City of Philadelphia (Term Expires: January 2021) • Richard W. Stanek, Sheriff, Hennepin County, Minnesota (Term expires: January 2021) • Teri Takai, Government information technology expert; former CIO, states of Michigan and California (Term expires: August 2019) • David Zolet, CEO, LMI (Term expires: January 2021) • Vacant (Term expires: August 2019) More information about the FirstNet Board is available at www.firstnet.gov/ about/Board. Board members are appointed for a term of three years, and Board members may not serve more than two consecutive full three-year terms.6 Jkt 244001 PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 9 Incumbent Board members whose terms expire in August 2018, who are eligible for reappointment, and who wish to be considered for reappointment, do not need to submit an expression of interest in response to this Notice. E:\FR\FM\19APN1.SGM 19APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 76 (Thursday, April 19, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 17369-17370]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Telecommunications and Information Administration


Recruitment of First Responder Network Authority Board Members

AGENCY: National Telecommunications and Information Administration, 
U.S. Department of Commerce.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The National Telecommunications and Information Administration 
(NTIA) issues this Notice on behalf of the First Responder Network 
Authority (FirstNet) to initiate the annual process to seek expressions 
of interest from individuals who would like to serve on the FirstNet 
Board. One of the 12 appointments of nonpermanent members to the 
FirstNet Board, expiring August 2019, is currently vacant. 
Additionally, four of the 12 appointments of nonpermanent members to 
the FirstNet Board expire in August 2018, creating a total of five 
available appointments to the FirstNet Board. NTIA issues this Notice 
to obtain expressions of interest in being selected by the Secretary to 
the FirstNet Board.

DATES: Expressions of interest must be postmarked or electronically 
transmitted on or before May 21, 2018.

ADDRESSES: Persons wishing to submit expressions of interest as 
described below should send that information to: Marsha MacBride, 
Associate Administrator of NTIA's Office of Public Safety 
Communications, by email to [email protected]; or by 
U.S. mail or commercial delivery service to: Office of Public Safety 
Communications, National Telecommunications and Information 
Administration, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Room 4078, Washington, DC 
20230; or by facsimile transmission to (202) 482-5802. Please note that 
all material sent via the U.S. Postal Service (including ``Overnight'' 
or ``Express Mail'') is subject to delivery delays of up to two weeks 
due to mail security procedures.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Marsha MacBride, Associate 
Administrator, Office of Public Safety Communications, National 
Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Department of 
Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Room 4078, Washington, DC 20230; 
telephone: (202) 482-5802; email: [email protected]. Please direct 
media inquiries to NTIA's Office of Public Affairs, (202) 482-7002.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Background and Authority

    The Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 (Act) 
created the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) as an 
independent authority within NTIA and charged it with ensuring the 
building, deployment, and operation of a nationwide, interoperable 
public safety broadband network, based on a single, national network

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architecture.\1\ FirstNet is responsible for ensuring nationwide 
standards for use and access of the network; issuing open, transparent, 
and competitive requests for proposals (RFPs) to build, operate, and 
maintain the network; encouraging these RFPs to leverage, to the 
maximum extent economically desirable, existing commercial wireless 
infrastructure to speed deployment of the network; and managing and 
overseeing contracts with non-federal entities to build, operate, and 
maintain the network.\2\ FirstNet holds the single public safety 
license granted for wireless public safety broadband deployment. The 
FirstNet Board is responsible for providing overall policy direction 
and oversight of FirstNet to ensure the success of the nationwide 
network.
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    \1\ 47 U.S.C. 1422(b).
    \2\ 47 U.S.C. 1426(b)(1).
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II. Structure

    The FirstNet Board is composed of 15 voting members. The Act names 
the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, the Attorney 
General of the United States, and the Director of the Office of 
Management and Budget as permanent members of the FirstNet Board. The 
Secretary of Commerce appoints the twelve nonpermanent members of the 
FirstNet Board.\3\ The Act requires each Board member to have 
experience or expertise in at least one of the following substantive 
areas: Public safety, network, technical, and/or financial.\4\ 
Additionally, the composition of the FirstNet Board must satisfy the 
other requirements specified in the Act, including that: (i) At least 
three Board members have served as public safety professionals; (ii) at 
least three members represent the collective interests of states, 
localities, tribes, and territories; and (iii) its members reflect 
geographic and regional, as well as rural and urban, representation.\5\ 
An individual Board member may satisfy more than one of these 
requirements. The current nonpermanent FirstNet Board members are 
(noting length of term):
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    \3\ 47 U.S.C. 1424(b).
    \4\ 47 U.S.C. 1424(b)(2)(B).
    \5\ 47 U.S.C. 1424(b)(2)(A).
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     Susan Swenson (Chairwoman), Telecommunications/technology 
executive (Term expires: August 2019)
     Jeffrey Johnson (Vice Chairman), Fire Chief, retired; CEO 
Western Fire Chiefs Association; Former Chair, State Interoperability 
Council, State of Oregon (Term expires: August 2019)
     Neil E. Cox, Telecommunications/technology executive (Term 
Expires: August 2018)
     Edward Horowitz, Venture capital/technology executive 
(Term Expires: August 2018)
     Kevin McGinnis, Chief/CEO, North East Mobile Health 
Services (Term Expires: August 2018)
     Robert Tipton Osterthaler (Term Expires: January 2021)
     Annise D. Parker, Former Mayor, Houston, Texas (Term 
Expires: August 2018)
     Richard Ross, Jr., Police Commissioner, City of 
Philadelphia (Term Expires: January 2021)
     Richard W. Stanek, Sheriff, Hennepin County, Minnesota 
(Term expires: January 2021)
     Teri Takai, Government information technology expert; 
former CIO, states of Michigan and California (Term expires: August 
2019)
     David Zolet, CEO, LMI (Term expires: January 2021)
     Vacant (Term expires: August 2019)
    More information about the FirstNet Board is available at 
www.firstnet.gov/about/Board. Board members are appointed for a term of 
three years, and Board members may not serve more than two consecutive 
full three-year terms.\6\
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    \6\ 47 U.S.C. 1424(c)(2)(A)(ii).
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III. Compensation and Status as Government Employees

    FirstNet Board members are appointed as special government 
employees. FirstNet Board members are compensated at the daily rate of 
basic pay for level IV of the Executive Schedule (approximately 
$161,900 per year).\7\ Each Board member must be a United States 
citizen, cannot be a registered lobbyist, and cannot be a registered 
agent of, employed by, or receive payments from a foreign 
government.\8\
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    \7\ 47 U.S.C. 1424(g).
    \8\ See, Revised Guidance on Appointment of Lobbyists to Federal 
Advisory Committees, Boards, and Commissions, Office of Management 
and Budget, 79 FR 47482 (Aug. 13, 2014).
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IV. Financial Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest

    FirstNet Board members must comply with certain federal conflict of 
interest statutes and ethics regulations, including some financial 
disclosure requirements. A FirstNet Board member will generally be 
prohibited from participating on any particular matter that will have a 
direct and predictable effect on his or her personal financial 
interests or on the interests of the appointee's spouse, minor 
children, or non-federal employer.

V. Selection Process

    At the direction of the Secretary of Commerce, NTIA, in 
consultation with FirstNet, will conduct outreach to the public safety 
community, state and local organizations, and industry to solicit 
nominations for candidates to the Board who satisfy the statutory 
requirements for membership. In addition, by this Notice, the Secretary 
of Commerce, through NTIA, will accept expressions of interest until 
May 21, 2018 from any individual, or any organization that wishes to 
propose a candidate, who satisfies the statutory requirements for 
membership on the FirstNet Board.\9\
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    \9\ Incumbent Board members whose terms expire in August 2018, 
who are eligible for reappointment, and who wish to be considered 
for reappointment, do not need to submit an expression of interest 
in response to this Notice.
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    All parties wishing to be considered should submit their full name, 
address, telephone number, email address, a current resume, and a 
statement of qualifications that references how the candidate satisfies 
the Act's expertise, representational, and geographic requirements for 
FirstNet Board membership, as described in this Notice, along with a 
statement describing why they want to serve on the FirstNet Board and 
affirming their ability and availability to take a regular and active 
role in the Board's work. The Secretary of Commerce will select 
FirstNet Board candidates based on the eligibility requirements in the 
Act and recommendations submitted by NTIA, in consultation with the 
FirstNet Board's Governance and Personnel Committee. NTIA will 
recommend candidates based on an assessment of their qualifications as 
well as their demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative way to 
achieve the goals and objectives of FirstNet as set forth in the Act. 
Board candidates will be vetted through the Department of Commerce and 
are subject to an appropriate background check for security clearance.

    Dated: April 16, 2018.
Kathy D. Smith,
Chief Counsel, National Telecommunications and Information 
Administration.
[FR Doc. 2018-08224 Filed 4-18-18; 8:45 am]
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