Bipartisan Policy Center Calls for Passage of Safety Net Bill

Broadcasting and Cable
Aug. 31, 2011

The Bipartisan Policy Center released a report Wednesday on progress toward implementation of the 9/11 Commission's recommendations and, somewhat surprisingly, creating an interoperable broadband public safety network did not get a red mark for "unfulfilled," though it was one of the nine major recommendations that the report identified as unfinished. 
 
While the network has not been built or even authorized, Congress and state and local governments got a mark of "improvement needed," rather than the failing grade given to such things as standardized, secure IDs or biometric screening.