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TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.

August 18, 2011 14:00 ET

TeleCommunication Systems CEO Reappointed to FCC Communications Security, Reliability and Interoperability Council

Maurice B. Tose to Provide Strategic Insight on Public Communication and Emergency Services Programs and Technologies Including E9-1-1, Next Generation 9-1-1, VoIP and Broadband

ANNAPOLIS, MD--(Marketwire - Aug 18, 2011) - TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS), a world leader in highly reliable and secure mobile communication technology, today announced that the company's CEO, Maurice B. Tosé, has been reappointed to serve on the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) Communications Security, Reliability and Interoperability Council (CSRIC) until 2013. The CSRIC is responsible for providing recommendations to the FCC regarding best practices and actions the Commission can take to ensure the security, reliability and interoperability of communication systems.

Mr. Tosé was first appointed to the Council in 2009 and will continue to share his mission-critical wireless communications expertise with a diverse group of representatives from public safety organizations, government agencies, communications industries, and organizations representing Internet users, utility companies and other public interests.

Mr. Tosé will assist the CSRIC as it fulfills its charter, including:

  • Developing and recommending best practices and actions the FCC can take that promote reliable 9-1-1, E9-1-1, and Next Generation 9-1-1 (NG9-1-1) service.
  • Determining and making recommendations on whether and how NG9-1-1 can be extended to other N-1-1 services to ensure their reliability and cost-effective deployment.
  • Identifying and recommending to the FCC a set of best practices to make communications networks, including broadband networks and VoIP systems, more secure, resilient, and defendable from Internet-based attacks.
  • Developing recommendations for actions the FCC could consider to promote the development of a broadband-based, next generation alerting system that leverages advanced technologies and the Internet, including social media platforms, to distribute emergency alerts and warnings to the public.
  • Identifying and recommending to the FCC actions to improve the functioning of the national security/emergency preparedness priority services programs: Government Emergency Telecommunications Service; Telecommunications Service Priority; and Wireless Priority Service.
  • Making recommendations with respect to such additional topics as the FCC may specify.

"I'm again honored to be appointed to this council of leaders in public safety and communications," said Mr. Tosé. "I look forward to resuming my role and lending my experience and recommendations to ensure that during times of crises, our nation's communications networks and services continue to be dependable."

Maurice B. Tosé founded TCS in 1987 and serves as Chairman of the Board as well as President and CEO. TCS pioneered the methods by which Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) in the U.S. are able to receive a wireless or Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) subscriber's location during calls for emergency assistance. TCS' award-winning wireless and VoIP E9-1-1, together with the company's Next Generation 9-1-1 solutions, serve over 140 million wireless and IP-enabled devices.

Prior to founding TCS, he was the Director of Department of Defense Programs for Techmatics, Inc. Mr. Tosé graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy with a Bachelor of Science degree in Operations Analysis and has an Honorary Doctor of Sciences from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. Following his graduation, he served on active duty in the U.S. Navy and retired from the U.S. Navy Reserves as a Commander after 30 years of combined active and reserve service. Mr. Tosé serves as a member of the Maryland Governor's International Advisory Council and is a member of CTIA -- The Wireless Association's 2011 board of directors.

To view the CSRIC's complete charter visit: http://www.fcc.gov/document/fcc-announces-membership-communications-security-reliability-and-interoperability-council

About TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.
TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS) is a world leader in highly reliable and secure mobile communication technology. TCS infrastructure forms the foundation for market leading solutions in E9-1-1, text messaging, commercial location and deployable wireless communications. TCS is at the forefront of new mobile cloud computing services providing wireless applications for navigation, hyper-local search, asset tracking, social applications and telematics. Millions of consumers around the world use TCS wireless apps as a fundamental part of their daily lives. Government agencies utilize TCS' cyber security expertise, professional services, and highly secure deployable satellite solutions for mission-critical communications. Headquartered in Annapolis, MD, TCS maintains technical, service and sales offices around the world. To learn more about emerging and innovative wireless technologies, visit www.telecomsys.com.

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