The NG9-1-1 Interoperability Oversight Commission (NIOC) is pleased to announce that Laurie Flaherty, Coordinator for the National 911 Program at the U.S. Department of Transportation, and David Furth, Deputy Chief of the Federal Communications Commission’s Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau, have been confirmed by the NENA Board to fill two non-voting seats on the NIOC. In this role, they will serve as liaisons between NIOC and the federal government’s 9-1-1 policy coordination and telecommunications regulatory functions, respectively.
“David Furth and Laurie Flaherty will deliver even more expertise and vision to the outstanding team already assembled on the commission,” says NIOC Chair Rick Blackwell, ENP, E9-1-1 Director for Greenville County, South Carolina. “I join with the rest of the NIOC commissioners in welcoming the incredible strengths that David and Laurie will contribute to our collective effort.”
Though NIOC bylaws allow the non-voting members to introduce new business, per federal guidelines they will not participate in voting or other decision-making activities.