LAS VEGAS, Nev.— The Public Safety Broadband Technology Association (PSBTA) and the Public Safety Spectrum Alliance (PSSA) congratulates Ms. Jessica Rosenworcel on her appointment as Acting Chairwomen of the Federal Communication Commission (FCC). Chairwomen Rosenworcel has served the FCC with distinction as a Commissioner since her appointment in 2012.

“Chairwomen Rosenworcel has worked tirelessly on behalf of public safety” during her tenure on the FCC noted PSBTA President, Al Gillespie. He added, “we are excited for her leadership and look forward to working with her on behalf of public safety”. Gillespie went on to praise the President for his choice for Rosenworcel to lead the agency.

Former San Jose Police Chief Chris Moore, a member of the Public Safety Spectrum Alliance (PSSA) leadership team and now a principal at Brooks Bawden Moore LLC, noted the importance of the appointment stating,
“Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel has distinguished herself as someone who clearly understands the needs of public safety and has worked effectively with us for many years, while at the same time has balanced the needs of other stakeholders.”

The PSBTA appreciates Chairwomen Rosenworcel tremendous understanding of the FCC. Her years of experience, record of accomplishments, and strong relationships in the industry makes her an excellent appointee to guide the agency now and in the future. She is ideally suited to lead the FCC and will make a positive impact on communication in the United States. The PSBTA looks forward to working with Chairwoman Rosenworcel and the FCC as broadband technology continues to impact the future of communications for
public safety.

About PSSA
The Public Safety Spectrum Alliance (PSSA) is an alliance amongst the nation’s leading public safety leaders and associations. The PSSA is an initiative of the Public Safety Broadband Technology Association. The purpose of the PSSA is to ensure that first responders nationwide are able to use the most technologically advanced communications capability that meets the difficult, life threatening challenges they face as they protect America. Our goal is to raise awareness in the FCC, Congress and the White House about what our broadband public safety communications needs are, including use of 4.9 GHz and the continued enhancement of FirstNet—the only nationwide, interoperable wireless communications network built for the first responders who protect America.

The PSSA is open to anyone who supports the goals of this Alliance, including individuals and the private sector. To learn more, additional information and resources can be found at

The Public Safety Broadband Technology Association (PSBTA) is an organization focused exclusively on ensuring the success of the entire FirstNet ecosystem that includes the legal entity created by Congress, the network infrastructure, hardware and software, and the single most important component—the end users.

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