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September 28 - 29, 2016

Full NPSTC Meeting

Office of the Chief Technology Officer (OCTO)The National Public Safety Telecommunications Council (NPSTC) will be holding a Full NPSTC Meeting in Washington, D.C. Come be a part of improving public safety communications and interoperability through collaborative leadership. Together we can create one unified voice for public safety.

Full NPSTC Meeting
Wednesday, September 28 and Thursday, September 29, 2016
Office of the Chief Technology Officer (OCTO)
200 I Street SE
Washington, DC 20003
Event Room: Multipurpose Room

Teleconference Call In:
(510) 227-1018 | Conference ID: 1927086#

Webinar Access Information:

Registration for this meeting is closed.
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Event Time
Welcome and Opening 8:30 am – 8:45 am
Federal Partners Update 8:45 am – 9:15 am
Technology and Broadband Committee Discussion 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Technology and Broadband Committee Discussion Continued 10:30 am 11:30 am
FirstNet NPSBN Development 11:30 am 12:00 pm
Topical Presentation 1:15 pm 1:55 pm
Interoperability Committee Discussion 1:55 pm 2:45 pm
Award Presentation and Break 2:45 pm 3:15 pm
Organizations Update 3:15 pm 3:35 pm
NPSTC Strategic Plan 3:35 pm 4:30 pm
Orientation for New Member Representatives 4:30 pm 5:00 pm
Executive Level IV Session 5:00 pm  5:30 pm
Thursday, September 29, 2016
Event Time
Reconvene 8:30 am – 8:45 am
Federal Partners Update  8:45 am 9:25 am
Organizations Update 9:25 am – 9:40 am
Federal Partners Update Continued 9:40 am – 10:00 am
Spectrum Management Committee and Other Current Topics 10:15 am – 11:15 am
Topical Presentation 11:15 am 11:30 am
Organizations Update Continued 11:30 am   11:50 am
Administrative Discussion 11:50 am 12:00 pm
Executive Level IV Session 12:00 pm 5:00 pm

Courtyard Washington Capitol Hill/Navy Yard

140 L Street SE
Washington, District Of Columbia 20003 USA
(202) 479-0027 

The Courtyard Washington Capitol Hill/Navy Yard hotel is close to the NPSTC Meeting space.

Embassy Suites Washington D.C. - at the Chevy Chase Pavilion
4300 Military Road NW
Washington, District of Columbia, 20015
(202) 362-9300 



Washington, D.C. weather is mild compared to many parts of the United States. The capital region has four distinct seasons, although the weather can be unpredictable and varies from year to year.

Averages for September
Average high temperature: 80 F
Average low temperature: 62 F

The Metro




Teleconference Call In
Call In: (510) 227-1018 | Conference ID: 1927086#
Webinar Access Information
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Thursday, September 29, 2016
Wednesday, September 28 & Thursday, September 29, 2016
  • NPSTC Meeting Presentations Slide Deck – Wednesday, September 28, 2016
  • NPSTC Meeting Presentations Slide Deck – Thursday, September 29, 2016

  • DHS S&T First Responder Electronic Jamming Exercise Presentation – [Sridhar Kowdley]
  • FirstNet Strategic Roadmap Presentation – [TJ Kennedy]
  • FPIC Update Presentation – [Jim Downes]
  • Protection of GPS Services Presentation – [Greg Buchwald]
  • Issues Providing P25 Compliant Radios To First Responders Presentation – [Michael Schafer, Chris Lougee]
  • NG 9-1-1 Update Presentation – [Roger Hixson]
  • OEC Update Presentation – [Chris Essid]
  • PTIG P25 Update Presentation – [Stephen Nichols]
  • TIA Update Presentation – [Jim Holthaus]
  • University of Melbourne CDMPS Presentation – [Geoff Spring]
  • Other Support Material
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