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Re: FCC rules for backup power

  • From: Jerry Dixon
  • Date: Wed Nov 14 10:42:51 2007

Jared> and all this time I thought you just wanted to attend those meetings to see all of our bright faces and partake of the chocolate chip cookies :)

In all seriousness, it is very good to get involved in these meetings and stay on top of what is going on.  Plus it helps the gubment types out on what is reality or what is doable versus going off on a wild tangent.  Especially with recovery, understanding what the real vulnerabilities or exposures are, and of course planning response activities.

I can't thank many of you enough that have taken an active role in helping USG out over the last few years and also the insights that you've shared with many of us that have worked these issues in the past.  So with that said, get involved and let your opinions be known.  Also you have a great opportunity coming up with new elections about to take place to help shape or influence the way ahead but you've got to get involved.

Another good link on current documents on national level response and preparedness can be found here:

Also recommend setting up the usual google alerts on some keywords like:

"cyber and homeland"
"communications and homeland"

Lastly there is a great effort underway led by a bi-partisan Congressional Commission.


Congressman & Chairman Langevin & Ranking Member McCaul are two good people to send letters to or communicate with related to many of these issues if you have concerns.  There office is real responsive to Cyber & Communication issues.  They're the ones that setup the Congressional Cyber Commission.


-----Original Message-----
From: Jared Mauch [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: Tuesday, November 13, 2007 04:44 PM
To: 'Mike Lyon'
Cc: 'Wayne E. Bouchard', 'Sean Donelan', [email protected]
Subject: Re: FCC rules for backup power

On Tue, Nov 13, 2007 at 01:15:53PM -0800, Mike Lyon wrote:
> What? The gov't putting their nose in where it shouldn't be? NEVER!

	I must say, if you're a provider with US presence and you're not
paying attention to the FCC, DHS (NCS, NCSD) and possibly that thing called
NSTAC you may wake up one day and be amazed what is going on.

	Take an example - Unregulated chemical industry becomes regulated under
DHS.  (One of the 17 sectors that the govvies track).

	There's stuff to track that doesn't involve having a full time
employee to associate with it, but some allocation of time is valuable.

	If you don't, who knows, you may have Senator Stevens setting policy
that is relevant to you.

	There's all sorts of interesting stuff in this space to track.  What if
your network traffic doubled tomorrow due to a pandemic outbreak and everyone
starts telecommuting?

	Perhaps it's wrong, or maybe they're right?  I think continuing to watch
the activities in this space are going to be critical to our evolution as
providers of these ip packets.

	- Jared

ps. other stuff of interest: (free) (us, ca)

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