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November 01, 2021

TOMORROW @ 10AM: Congressional Hearing to Examine the Nation’s Emergency Communications Systems

(WASHINGTON) – Tomorrow, November 2nd ,  the Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Recovery, chaired by Rep. Val Demings (D-FL), will hold a virtual hearing to assess the current state of the nation’s emergency communications and warning systems. This hearing is a follow-up to the Subcommittee’s October 7 stakeholder hearing on communications. 

The hearing will be an opportunity for Members to engage with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency’s (CISA) Emergency Communications Division, and the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) to learn how they plan to further improve the nation’s emergency communication systems.

This virtual hearing will be streamed live on YouTube and on our website.

Event details:

WHAT: Virtual Subcommittee Hearing: 20 Years After 9/11: Examining Emergency Communications Part 2

WHEN: Tuesday, November 2 @ 10:00am EDT


  •  Mr. Antwane V. Johnson, Director, Integrated Public Alert and Warning System, National Community Programs, Federal Emergency Management Agency, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • Mr. Billy Bob Brown, Jr., Executive Assistant Director, Emergency Communications, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency
  • Mr. Edward Parkinson, Chief Executive Officer, First Responder Network Authority, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce

Updated info and livestream available here.

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Media contact: Adam Comis at (202) 225-9978