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FCC - 13807 - Media Security and Reliability Council - Agency Authority


Committee NameMedia Security and Reliability CouncilAgency NameFederal Communications Commission
Fiscal Year2007Committee Number13807
Original Establishment Date3/26/2004Committee StatusTerminated
Actual Termination Date4/19/2007Committee URL
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYYesMax Number of Members*Unlimited
Current Charter Date3/24/2006Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Chief, Video Division, Media Bureau, FCC
Date Of Renewal Charter3/24/2008Designated Federal Officer Prefix
Projected Termination Date3/24/2008Designated Federal Officer First Name*Barbara
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination AuthorityAgency decisionDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Kreisman
Establishment Authority*Agency AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*Agency decisionDesignated Federal Officer Phone*(202) 418-1605
Effective Date Of Authority*3/26/2004Designated Federal Officer Fax*202-418-2827
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary Cmte Designated Federal Officer Email*
Committee Type*Continuing
Committee Function*Other Committee


Agency Recommendation*Terminate
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNo
Legislation Status 
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The purpose of MSRC is to provide members of the broadcast and multichannel video programming distribution (MVPD) industries the opportunity to establish recommendations on how to assure optimal reliability, robustness, and security of broadcast and MVPD facilities during emergencies. The goal is to develop best practices regarding the operation of broadcast and MVPD facilities and the restoration of these services during times of exceptional stress. The Committee will examine the vulnerabilities of broadcast and MVPD facilities and identify how to improve current practices. After careful review, the Committee will make appropriate recommendations to the Federal Communications Commission on such best practices and how to conduct outreach to the industry.
How is membership balanced?*MSRC's membership includes senior representatives from mass media companies, cable television and satellite service providers, trade associations, public safety representatives, manufacturers, and other related entities. The members were selected for their different areas of expertise and in order to represent a balanced viewpoint. If necessary, the Committee will also seek the advice of other individuals and entities with more particularized expertise.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*Generally: Estimated Number of Meetings per Year - 2 Estimated Total Meetings - (None were held durng 2007.)
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*MSRC provides its members with an open forum in which representatives of different media industries, as well as public safety and interest groups, can converse across different media platforms in order to develop new standards and practices to ensure the continuous operation of media in times of crisis. An advisory committee represents the most appropriate forum for exchanging information, developing recommendations, and coordinating the various industries and organizations involved in order to craft recommendations for the FCC and best practices for the affected industries.
Why close or partially close meetings?All MSRC meetings are open to the public.
Recommendation RemarksMSRC is supported by two working
(1) Toolkit Development and
(2) Local Coordination.


Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*YesAction Reorganize Priorities*No
Outcome Trust In GovernmentYesAction 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 SatisfactionNoAction CommentEmergency Alert System (EAS) related MSRC recommendations were included in an outstanding NPRM.
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsNoGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentNANumber Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*NoneDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentNAGrants Review CommentNA
Number Of Recommendations*100Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentNAAccess Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*75.00%Access Committee WebsiteNo
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentThis is an estimate. Implementation is on a station by station basis.Access GSA FACA WebsiteNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented*80.00%Access PublicationsYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentThis is an estimate. Implementation is on a station by station basis.Access OtherYes
Agency Feedback*YesAccess
Agency Feedback Comment*Emergency Alert System (EAS) related MSRC recommendations were included in an outstanding NPRM.Narrative Description*MSRC supports the agency's homeland security objectives. MSRC was established in response to the terrorist events of September 11, in reaction to the loss of all major over-the-air broadcast facilities on the roof of the World Trade Center. MSRC formalizes and expands on the Commission's role in joint partnership with media during emergencies. MSRC provides a forum for representatives of all major media to collaborate and plan effectively by developing a set of best practices. Membership includes a diverse group of industry and organization leaders representing broadcast, cable and satellite. Under MSRC's current charter, the group has engaged in significant outreach efforts to encourage emergency planning throughout the community. Its work product inclues best practices incorporated in: Model Vulnerability Assessment Checklists for Broadcast, Cable and DBS stations; Guide to Establishing Local Coordination of Emergency Communication Systems; Local Model Disaster Recovery Plans & Incident Response Manuals for Broadcast, Cable and DBS.
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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*$50.00Estimated 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$50.00Est. 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-012939Media Security and Reliability Council2006
 COM-013688Media Security and Reliability Council2005
 COM-014661Media Security and Reliability Council2004
 COM-015639Media Security and Reliability Council2003
 COM-016650Media Security and Reliability Council2002