House subcommittee to conduct FirstNet hearing on Tuesday, June 16
House subcommittee members have scheduled a hearing tomorrow afternoon to examine the progress that FirstNet is making toward deploying a nationwide public-safety broadband network, according to an announcement made last week.
Members of the U.S. House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology—a subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee—will meet Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. Eastern for the hearing. Rep. Greg Walden (R-Ore.) is the chairman of the subcommittee.
“FirstNet has had a rough start, including numerous management changes and questions surrounding board members’ ethics,” Walden said in a prepared statement. “While it seems that FirstNet has made progress toward getting back on track, we will continue our oversight as FirstNet works to ensure that first responder have a nationwide interoperable broadband network that meets their needs. American lives depend on its success.”
Two witnesses currently are expected to testify before the subcommittee: FirstNet Acting Executive Director TJ Kennedy and Stu Davis, CIO for the state of Ohio. Any updates to the witness list and witness testimony will be available online. The hearing will be webcast at http://energycommerce.house.gov/.