USTTI Announces FCC Training Webinars (June 15 and 17)
In the United States, The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent U.S. Government agency that regulates interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite, and cable in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and U.S. territories. The FCC is overseen by Congress and is responsible for implementing and enforcing America’s communications laws and regulations.
Via webinars on June 15th and June 17th senior officials from the Commission will share information about the many roles of the Federal Communications Commission’s Laboratory within the Agency and the Branches which fall under its purview. The programs will also cover how the FCC uses Telecommunication Certification Bodies and Mutual Recognition Agreements as part of the FCC’s Equipment Authorization Program.
FCC Senior Officials who will instruct these programs include:
Dusmantha Tennakoon serves as the Chief of the Equipment Authorization and Compliance Branch at the Federal Communications Commission’s Laboratory in Columbia, Maryland. The Laboratory is part of the Agency’s Office of Engineering and Technology. Mr. Tennakoon worked at a leading test lab for eleven years prior to joining the FCC in 2016. During his time at the private test lab, he managed the wireless department and oversaw three locations across the country. His work experience includes DSRC connected vehicles, tolling, RFID, emerging technologies, wireless standards, and many more. Mr. Tennakoon received his Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park, and his Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications from Johns Hopkins University.
George Tannahill is Senior Electronics Engineer, Technical Research Branch (TRB), of the Federal Communications Commission’s Laboratory, located under the FCC Office of Engineering and Technology. His areas of responsibility include: Equipment Authorization, CAB (TCB and Test Firm) accreditation, Mutual Recognition Agreements (MRAs), and FCC’s Equipment Authorization Electronic Filing System (EAS).
Like previous courses, participants will have the opportunity to not only listen and digest the information from presenters, but also ask questions in the Q&A section.
All participants are required to register in advance. To do so please follow the links at the bottom of the page. When registering please put your country of origin, the default is United States of America.
The Federal Communications Commission Lab and the Equipment Authorization Program
When: June 15, 10:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Register in advance for this webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_O0plNahQQeKPEbVfllW2oQ
Telecommunications Certification Bodies and Mutual Recognition Agreements
When: June 17, 10:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Register in advance for this webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN__p44XCElRsaEndJxUeHqHg
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar(s).
Like USTTI’s traditional in person training USTTI’s webinars are designed for ICT (Information Communication Technology) officials; entrepreneurs; wireless, satellite, telehealth, and emergency communications professionals who are employed in the public or private sector of a developing country. While substantial practical experience in a developing country’s communications infrastructure is required for all in person training, registration in USTTI Webinars is open to all developing-country officials. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.