To continue an advisory committee considering the optimal security, reliability, and interoperability of communications systems.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. COMMUNICATIONS SECURITY, RELIABILITY, AND INTEROPERABILITY COUNCIL.
(a) Continuation.--The Federal Communications Commission shall continue the advisory committee known as the ``FCC's Communications Security, Reliability, and Interoperability Council'' (in this section referred to as the ``Council'') in accordance with its charter, as modified by this section, and the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App.). (b) Considerations.--The Council shall consider and recommend-- (1) how to promote reliable 9-1-1 services, E9-1-1 services, and Next Generation 9-1-1 services (as such services are defined in section 158 of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration Organization Act (47 U.S.C. 942)); (2) how to extend next generation capabilities to other services using abbreviated dialing codes to ensure their reliability and cost effective deployment; (3) how to make communications networks, including broadband networks and VoIP systems, more secure, resilient, and defendable against Internet-based attacks; (4) how to promote the development of a next generation alerting system that leverages advanced technologies and the Internet to distribute emergency alerts and warnings to the public; and (5) how to improve the functioning of the priority services programs related to national security and emergency preparedness, including Government Emergency Telecommunications Service, Telecommunications Service Priority, and Wireless Priority Service. (c) Report.-- (1) In general.--Not later than March 1, 2013, the Council shall transmit to the Federal...