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Federal Communications Commission
445 12th Street, S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20554
News media information 202 / 418-0500
Fax-On-Demand 202 / 418-2830
Internet: http://www.fcc.gov

DA 00-2316
Released: October 12, 2000



Telecommunications Network Security and Reliability in the 21st Century

Given the rapid evolution of electronic communications technologies, the FCC's Office of Engineering and Technology and the Center for Global Security Research at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory of the University of California will co-sponsor a conference on telecommunications security and reliability. The conference will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, October 31 in the Commission Meeting Room (TWC-305), 445 12th Street, S.W., Washington, D.C., and conclude at 5:00 p.m. The goal of the conference is to increase understanding of telecommunications network security and reliability issues, identify relevant areas of research, and understand more fully the roles of industry and government in facilitating a robust communications infrastructure.

Topics to be discussed include:

-      Telecommunications network security and reliability
-      Growth of electronic commerce: reliability and security challenges
-      Research issues: industry and government roles
-      Challenges for government.

Members of the public may attend the conference, and every effort will be made to accommodate as many people as possible. Admittance, however, will be limited to the seating available in the Commission meeting room. Please allow sufficient time for clearance through Commission security before the conference begins. The audio portion of this conference will be broadcast live on the Internet via the FCC's Internet audio broadcast page at http://www.fcc.gov/realaudio. Additional information concerning this meeting may be obtained from Kent Nilsson at the FCC at 202-418-0845 (e-mail: knilsson@fcc.gov), TTY 202-418-2989, or Eileen Vergino at the CGSR at 925-422-6141 (e-mail: verginoes@llnl.gov). A report of the conference will be available after the conference. For copies of the conference report, please contact Eileen Vergino at CGSR at 925-422-6141 (e-mail: verginoes@llnl.gov).