Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau [Federal Communications Commission] Law and Legal Definition

The Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau (PSHSB) is one among the seven operating bureaus of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The mission of the bureau is to ensure public safety and homeland security by advancing state-of-the-art communications that are accessible, reliable, resilient, and secure, in coordination with public and private partners. The PSHSB is responsible for developing, recommending, and administering the agency's policies pertaining to public safety communications issues.

The PSHSB supports and advances initiatives that further strengthen and enhance the security and reliability of the nation's communications infrastructure and public safety and emergency response capabilities that will better enable the FCC to assist the public, first responders, law enforcement, hospitals, the communications industry and all levels of government in the event of a natural disaster, pandemic or terrorist attack.