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DHS - 137 - Telecommunications Service Priority System Oversight Committee - Agency Authority


Committee NameTelecommunications Service Priority System Oversight CommitteeAgency NameDepartment of Homeland Security
Fiscal Year2007Committee Number137
Original Establishment Date11/17/1988Committee StatusTerminated
Actual Termination Date2/4/2007Committee URL 
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYYesMax Number of Members*19
Current Charter Date2/4/2005Designated Fed Officer Position Title*DFO
Date Of Renewal Charter2/4/2007Designated Federal Officer PrefixMr.
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Brian
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle NameP.
Specific Termination AuthorityAGENDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Carney
Establishment Authority*Agency AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*FCC Report and Order 88-341Designated Federal Officer Phone*(703) 607-4901
Effective Date Of Authority*11/17/1988Designated Federal Officer Fax*703-607-4998
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary Cmte Designated Federal Officer Email*
Committee Type*Continuing
Committee Function*Non Scientific Program Advisory Board


Agency Recommendation*Terminate
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNo
Legislation Status 
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The TSP System Oversight Committee (OC) did not meet during FY 2007 due to charter renewal and whether or not the committee should have FACA status.
How is membership balanced?*There are sixteen voting members: seven members from the Federal government; seven members from the telecommunications industry; and two members representing State government interests. The non-voting members represent the FCC and the TSP program office.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The Committee meets at least semiannually to address systemic problems in the TSP system and recommend solutions to the Manager, NCS.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*The Committee was established pursuant to Title 47 CFR, Part 64, Appendix A, Telecommunications Service Priority (TSP) System for National Security Emergency Preparedness (NS/EP) and NCS Directive 3-1, Telecommunications Service Priority (TSP) System for National Security Emergency Preparedness. The membership of the Committee represents the users, vendors/providers and administrators of the TSP system. Familiarization with the use, provision and administration of the TSP system are required to be a member of the Committee. Information sharing is the primary purpose of this community.
Why close or partially close meetings?There were no meetings were held in FY 2007, but if there had been, they would have been open.
Recommendation RemarksIt has been determined this committee is for information sharing purposes and does not require FACA status to operate.


Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*YesAction Reorganize Priorities*No
Outcome Trust In GovernmentNoAction Reallocate ResourcesNo
Outcome Major Policy ChangesNoAction Issued New RegulationsNo
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchNoAction Proposed LegislationNo
Outcome Effective Grant MakingNoAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsNo
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryNoAction OtherNo
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionYesAction CommentNA
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsYesGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentNANumber Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentHistorically, the precise cost savings that the TSP Program has generated as a result of TSP OC guidance is difficult to estimate. The TSP OC recommendations and policy enhancements result in improved functionality of the TSP Program, enabling improved response time for restoring critical infrastructures and ensure public safety.Grants Review CommentNA
Number Of Recommendations*3Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations Comment1. The TSP OC recommended the TSP System Confirmation Process be completed prior to beginning the Revalidation Process. 2. The TSP OC recommended upgrading the Priority Telecommunications System (the TSP database) to a web-based application. 3. The TSP OC made recommendation to send information on the NCS Outreach programs to industry to assist with awareness and education efforts.Access Agency WebsiteNo
% of Recs Fully Implemented*100.00%Access Committee WebsiteNo
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentNAAccess GSA FACA WebsiteNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented*0.00%Access PublicationsNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentNAAccess OtherNo
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentN/A
Agency Feedback Comment*The agency provides feedback to the TSP OC at the TSP OC meetings, relaying the status of action items and the implementation of TSP OC recommendations.Narrative Description*DHS missions include preventing terrorist attacks within the United States, reducing America's vulnerability to terrorism, and minimizing the damage for potential attacks and natural disasters. The TSP Program ensures the availability of communications assets to meet DHS missions, ensuring priority treatment for telecommunications services supporting national security and/or emergency preparedness (NS/EP). By reviewing and assessing the responsiveness of the TSP system to NS/EP requirements and recommending potential solutions to any issues with TSP System policies and procedures, the TSP Oversight Committee (OC) provides the guidance that enables the TSP Program to support DHS.
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Payments to Non-Federal Members*$0.00Est Payments to Non-Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Members*$0.00Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Staff*$0.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$0.00
Payments to Consultants*$0.00Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Staff*$0.00Est. Travel Reimb to Fed Staff Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Consultants*$0.00Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Other Costs$0.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$0.00
Total Costs$0.00Est. Total Next FY*$0.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*0.00Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.00
Cost RemarksEst Cost Remarks
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Data from Previous Years

ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-013199Telecommunications Service Priority System Oversight Committee2006
 COM-013373Telecommunications Service Priority System Oversight Committee2005
 COM-015119Telecommunications Service Priority System Oversight Committee2004
 COM-015343Telecommunications Service Priority System Oversight Committee2003
 COM-016963Telecommunications Service Priority System Oversight Committee2002
 COM-017350Telecommunications Service Priority System Oversight Committee2001
 COM-018917Telecommunications Service Priority System Oversight Committee2000
 COM-019358Telecommunications Service Priority System Oversight Committee1999
 COM-020930Telecommunications Service Priority System Oversight Committee1998
 COM-021247Telecommunications Service Priority System Oversight Committee1997