David Simpson Named FCC Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau Chief
November 20, 2013 at 12:46 PM (PT)
FCC Chairman TOM WHEELER has named DEFENSE INFORMATION SYSTEMS AGENCY Vice Chairman Rear Admiral DAVID SIMPSON as Chief of the FCC’s Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau. SIMPSON replaces DAVID TURETSKY, who will move to the position of Coordinator of the FCC's informal task force on the FCC response to international disasters.
WHEELER said, “The FCC plays an essential role in ensuring that public safety agencies have the access to communications needed to fulfill their mission of safeguarding the American public. At a time when our networks are continuously being attacked, it is also important to have someone with Admiral SIMPSON’s cybersecurity skills. Admiral SIMPSON’s extensive experience managing and securing complex and disparate information environments worldwide makes him exceptionally well suited to lead PSHSB. He has a proven track record working with a diverse community of government agencies to manage integration of communications systems in challenging environments, and the public safety and network security communities will benefit from that depth of expertise and experience.”
On TURETSKY, WHEELER added, “Under DAVID TURETSKY, PSHSB took a leadership role in working to promote the availability and reliability of current and next generation communications to make people safer in emergencies, and crafted the FCC’s response to several significant natural disasters, such as the Derecho in 2012 and Superstorm Sandy. I thank David for his contribution to the Bureau and I am looking forward to working with him in his new role.”