Editor's Note

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Welcome to the third issue of the fifty-seventh volume of the Federal Communications Law Journal. A number of years have passed since September 11, and yet security issues continue to be at the forefront of public policy. The Editorial Board is proud to present an issue that highlights the intersection of national security issues with telecommunications regulation. This issue features a number of Articles by experts in both national security and telecommunications:

This issue is first introduced by Chairman Michael K. Powell, who served as Chairman of the FCC from January 22, 2001, until March of this year. Prior to being designated Chairman by President George W. Bush, Mr. Powell served as a Commissioner since 1997. It is a privilege to welcome Chairman Powell and each of the following experts to the pages of the Journal.

The first Article, by Jamie Gorelick, John Harwood, and Heather Zachary, analyzes the regulatory environment and the scope of post-9/11 changes in order to identify the issues that have arisen for both the government and industry participants. Jamie Gorelick is a partner at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP. She is Co-Chair of the Defense, National Security and Government Contracts Department, having previously served as a member of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (the 9/11 Commission), as Deputy Attorney General of the United States and as General Counsel of the Department of Defense. John Harwood is also a partner at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP. Mr. Harwood is Chair of the Communications and E-Commerce Department of the firm. Heather Zachary is an associate in the Communications and E-Commerce Department of the firm.

The second Article, by Christopher Guttman-McCabe, Amy Mushahwar, and Patrick Murck, reviews wireless public safety and homeland security initiatives in three phases and explores the evolution of homeland security regulation of the wireless industry. Christopher Guttman-McCabe is an Assistant Vice President of Regulatory Policy and Homeland Security at CTIA. Amy Mushahwar and Patrick Murck are third year law students at Catholic University's Columbus School of Law and Institute for Communications Law Studies certificate candidates.

In the third and final Article exploring national security and telecommunications, James A. Lewis analyzes the management and preservation of communications interception capabilities and their defense against potential service disruptions or intelligence activities in a period of integrated, global telecommunications enterprises where foreign ownership of, or participation in, national networks, is increasingly routine. …