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Harris County Deputy Emergency Management Coordinator Appointed to FCC Council


June 17, 2024

Harris County Deputy Emergency Management Coordinator Appointed to FCC Council

(Houston, TX) –The Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management (HCOHSEM) Deputy Coordinator, Brian Murray, has been appointed to serve as a Council Member for the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Communications Security, Reliability, and Interoperability Council’s (CSRIC) ninth charter.

CSRIC is a federal advisory committee, with a two-year term, that provides recommendations to the Commission to improve the security, reliability, and interoperability of the nation’s communications systems. This Council will develop recommendations on forward-looking issues involving the security and reliability risks unique to emerging 6G networks, ensuring consumer access to 911 as technology evolves, emergency alerting, and Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning.

“It is an honor to serve on this Council that will work to develop solutions that harden our nation’s public safety communications network and improves public safety,” said Murray. “I look forward to representing HCOHSEM while tackling complex communications network security and reliability challenges.”

CSRIC members represent a diverse and balanced mix of viewpoints from public safety organizations, federal, state and local government agencies, the communications industry, organizations representing internet users, utility companies, public interest organizations and other experts. Murray currently serves as the Deputy Coordinator for Homeland Security & Emergency Management and Public Information Officer (PIO) for the nation’s third largest county. He previously supervised the communications team, encompassing media relations, marketing, social media, communications planning, and public education. Before becoming PIO in June 2019, he served as the Planning Section Supervisor during Hurricane Harvey and the Deer Park Tank Fire incident. Developing innovative processes and technology for effectively communicating with the public during disasters has been at the center of Murray’s career at HCOHSEM.



HCOHSEM is a national model of best practices in emergency planning, preparation, response, and recovery. HCOHSEM helps prepare, safeguard, and protect the residents and property of Harris County from the effects of disasters through effective planning, preparation, response, and recovery activities.