David Furth Named Acting Chief/Public Safety-Homeland Security
January 28, 2009 at 1:03 PM (PT)
The FCC's Acting Chairman MICHAEL COPPS has named DAVID FURTH as Acting Chief of the Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau.
"As I have often stated, the first and most important obligation of government is protecting the public safety. I am pleased that DAVID FURTH will bring his 16 years of FCC experience and commitment to public safety to ensure that the critical role played by our Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau continues unabated."
Since SEPTEMBER 2006, FURTH has served as Associate Bureau Chief of the Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau. In this capacity, he has played a lead role on a variety of legal and policy issues in the Bureau, including the 800 MHz rebanding proceeding and the 700 MHz public safety broadband proceeding. Prior to that time, FURTH was Associate Bureau Chief and Counsel in the FCC’s Wireless Telecommunications Bureau. He joined the FCC in 1992.