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(3) PUBLIC SAFETY ANSWERING POINT; PSAP.—The term "public safety answering point” or “PSAP” means a facility that has been designated to receive 9-1-1 calls and route them to emergency service personnel.

(4) WIRELESS CARRIER.—The term “wireless carrier” means a provider of commercial mobile services or any other radio communications service that the Federal Communications Commission requires to provide wireless 9-1-1 service.

(5) ENHANCED WIRELESS 9-1-1 SERVICE.—The term "enhanced wireless 9-1-1 service” means any enhanced 9-1-1 service so designated by the Federal Communications Commission in the proceeding entitled “Revision of the Commission's Rules to Ensure Compatibility with Enhanced 9-1-1 Emergency Calling Systems (CC Docket No. 94-102; RM–8143), or any successor proceeding.

(6) WIRELESS 9-1-1 SERVICE.—The term “wireless 9-1-1 service” means any 9-1-1 service provided by a wireless carrier, including enhanced wireless 9-1-1 service.

(7) EMERGENCY DISPATCH PROVIDERS.—The term "emergency dispatch providers” shall include governmental and nongovernmental providers of emergency dispatch services.

INTERNATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS POLICY

INTERNATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS POLICY

(Section 2218 of Division C of the Omnibus Consolidated and Emergency

Supplemental Appropriations Act, 1999)

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SEC. 2218. (22 U.S.C. 2669b) REAFFIRMING UNITED STATES INTER

NATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS POLICY. (a) PROCUREMENT POLICY.—It is the policy of the United States to foster and support procurement of goods and services from private, commercial companies.

(b) IMPLEMENTATION.-In order to achieve the policy set forth in subsection (a), the Diplomatic Telecommunications Service Program Office (DTS-PO) shall

(1) utilize full and open competition, to the maximum extent practicable, in the procurement of telecommunications services, including satellite space segment, for the Department of State and each other Federal entity represented at United States diplomatic missions and consular posts overseas;

(2) make every effort to ensure and promote the participation in the competition for such procurement of commercial private sector providers of satellite space segment who have no ownership or other connection with an intergovernmental satellite organization; and

(3) implement the competitive procedures required by paragraphs (1) and (2) at the prime contracting level and, to the maximum extent practicable, the subcontracting level.

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