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Upton Backs Fort Custer for Missile Defense

August 28, 2014

If a rogue nation like Iran or North Korea can send a long-range ballistic missile to hit the Eastern portion of the United States, the country should have a system in place to defend itself, says Congressman Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph. The U.S. Department of Defense, through its Missile Defense Agency, is considering the Fort Custer Training Center ...

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Upton, FCC Commissioner Discuss Public Safety Communications needs

August 15, 2014

In the aftermath of the 9-11 terrorist attacks, when first responders learned they couldn’t communicate with one another on their radios because agencies used different frequencies, the Federal Communications Commission began work to provide a national public safety communications network. It was “a critical recommendation” from the National Commis...

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MLIVE: FCC Commissioner discusses nationwide public safety network with Southwest Michigan first responders

August 15, 2014

By Aaron Mueller - Congressman Fred Upton and FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai were in Kalamazoo Friday to discuss with local first responders plans for a nationwide public safety communications network. During the meeting at the Kalamazoo Public Safety 911 Center, Pai and Upton shared details with public safety officials from across Southwest Michigan ab...

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