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First Responder Network Authority Board Special Meeting

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First Responder Network Authority, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce.


Public meeting notice.


The Board of the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) will hold a Special Meeting via telephone conference (teleconference) on March 9, 2015.


The Special Meeting will be held on Thursday, March 9, 2015, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time.


The Special Meeting will be conducted via teleconference. Members of the public may listen to the meeting by dialing toll-free 1-888-997-9859 and using passcode 3572169. Due to the limited number of ports, attendance via teleconference will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Uzoma Onyeije, Secretary, FirstNet, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA 20192; telephone: (703) 648-4165; email: Please direct media inquiries to Ryan Oremland at (703) 648-4114.

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Background: The Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 (Act), Public Law 112-96, 126 Stat. 156 (2012), created FirstNet as an independent authority within the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA). The Act directs FirstNet to establish a single nationwide, interoperable public safety broadband network. The FirstNet Board is responsible for making strategic decisions regarding FirstNet's operations. As provided in section 4.08 of the FirstNet Bylaws, the Board through this Notice provides at least two days' notice of a Special Meeting of the Board to be held March 9, 2015, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time. The Board may, by a majority vote, close a portion of the Special Meeting as necessary to preserve the confidentiality of commercial or financial information that is privileged or confidential, to discuss personnel matters, or to discuss legal matters affecting FirstNet, including pending or potential litigation. See 47 U.S.C. 1424(e)(2).

Matters To Be Considered: FirstNet will post an agenda for the Special Meeting on its Web site at prior to the meeting. The agenda topics are subject to change.

Time and Date: The Special Meeting will be held on March 9, 2015, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time. The times and dates are subject to change. Please refer to FirstNet's Web site at for the most up-to-date information.

Other Information: The teleconference for the Special Meeting is open to the public. On the date and time of the Special Meeting, members of the public may call toll-free 1-888-997-9859 and use passcode 1849005 to listen to the meeting. If you experience technical difficulty, please contact Margaret Baldwin by telephone (703) 648-4161 or via email Public access will be limited to listen-only. Due to the limited number of ports, attendance via teleconference will be on a first-come, first-served basis. The Special Meeting is accessible to people with disabilities. Individuals requiring accommodations are asked to notify Mr. Onyeije, by telephone at (703) 648-4165 or email at, at least two (2) business days before the meeting.

Records: FirstNet maintains records of all Board proceedings. Minutes of the meetings will be available at

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Dated: February 26, 2015.

Stuart Kupinsky,

Chief Counsel, First Responder Network Authority.

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[FR Doc. 2015-04413 Filed 3-2-15; 8:45 am]