March 14, 2013
States need a larger role in forming a U.S. emergency-services radio network authorized by Congress after communication breakdowns among police and firefighters during the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, U.S. lawmakers said.
That the First Responder Network Authority's board doesn't include a current state official "feels like an insider deal to me in terms of the federal government pretending to represent somebody it's not," Representative Greg Walden, an Oregon Republican, said at a House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing today. "We wanted somebody who was actually from a state." More.