NENA 2011 Public Policy General Session

Tuesday, June 21 – 8:30AM – 10:00AM

Part I: Inside Congress with Ilona Nickels

Whether you are a veteran political junkie or simply an interested citizen, Congress expert Ilona Nickels will unlock the most puzzling mysteries of the Washington policy-making process with clarity, enthusiasm, humor and anecdotes drawn from her years as an insider serving the leaders of the House and Senate. A passionate advocate for enhanced public understanding of how our government really works, especially Congress and the legislative process, she is renowned among audiences inside and outside the Beltway for her unique knowledge of the dynamics that can spell life or death for critical legislation and make or break complex public policy.

Part II: Policy Keynote with FCC Public Safety & Homeland Security Bureau Chief, Rear-Admiral James A. Barnett, (USNR-Ret.)

Hear Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau Chief Barnett discuss current and planned activities designed to improve the E9-1-1 system, facilitate the development of next generation emergency communications networks, enhance accessibility for underserved populations, and advance interoperability of public safety communications.