Communications Worker Credentialing Requirements

The Recommendations of the Independent Panel Reviewing the Impact of Hurricane Katrina on Communications Networks (FCC EB Docket 06-119) recommended the establishment of communications worker credentials to identify authorized personnel responsible for the repair and maintenance of critical systems. Among those recommendations is the establishment of: (1) Credentialing requirements and procedures for communications workers and repair personnel; (2) Development and inclusion in state Emergency Preparedness Plans of post disaster coordination areas for communications infrastructure provider personnel and equipment; (3) Identification and prioritization of key communications infrastructure; and, (4) Facilitation of utility maintenance and commercial power restoration. The proposed research will synthesize the progress made in meeting these broad goals through a review of available state plans, publications, and, operating procedures. Product: A Guide for Developing Communications Worker Credentialing Criteria.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $75000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 20-59(52)

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

    444 North Capitol Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Parker, Stephan

  • Performing Organizations:

    Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg

    208 Patton Hall
    Blacksburg, VA  United States  24061
  • Principal Investigators:

    Alden, Andrew

  • Start Date: 20150916
  • Expected Completion Date: 20161215
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • Source Data: RiP Project 40345

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01575994
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 20-59(52)
  • Files: TRB, RiP
  • Created Date: Sep 19 2015 1:00AM