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Dereck Orr (Fed)

Dereck Orr is the Division Chief of the Public Safety Communications Division at NIST's Communications Technology Laboratory (CTL). He has also served as the Program Manager for the Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR) program since 2002. The PSCR program acts as an objective technical advisor and laboratory to the public safety community to accelerate the adoption and implementation of the most critical public safety communication standards and technologies.

From October 2003 until October 2004, Mr. Orr was detailed to the Department of Homeland Security to serve as the Chief of Staff of the SAFECOM Office within the Science and Technology Directorate, to help establish the new program. Prior to working at NIST, Mr. Orr served as a professional staff member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee for the Departments of Commerce, Justice, and State, and Related Agencies under Senator Fritz Hollings. In that position, Mr. Orr was responsible for the appropriations accounts relating to state and local law enforcement issues. Prior to that, Mr. Orr served four years at the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) at the Department of Justice.

Mr. Orr received a Masters in Public Policy from the College of William and Mary and a Bachelor of Arts in American History from the University of Texas at Austin.

Publications

2019 Public Safety Broadband Stakeholder Presentations by NIST Authors

Author(s)
Richard A. Rouil, Tom Henderson, Marco Mezzavilla, Michele Polese, Jaden Pieper, Chunmei Liu, Silas Thompson, David W. Griffith, Christopher Walton, Christopher D. Dennis, Fabio C. da Silva, John S. Garofolo, James M. Horan, Samuel Hood, Julie Stroup, Christine Task, Terese Manley, Sam Ray, Alison Kahn, Maxwell Maurice, Hien V. Nguyen, Frederick R. Byers, Kristen K. Greene, Mary Theofanos, Yee-Yin Choong, Sandra Spickard Prettyman, Pamela J. Konkol, Jeffrey Cichonski, Bill Fisher, Gema Howell, Mike Dolan, Adam Lewis, Michael Ogata, John Beltz, Michael Bartock, Sarah Hughes, Santosh Rajvaidya, Craig Connelly, Scott Ledgerwood, Megan Waldock, Dereck R. Orr, Donald Bradshaw, Jeb Benson
2019 Public Safety Broadband Stakeholder Presentations by NIST Authors

PSCR 2020_PSCR Program Overview

Author(s)
Dereck R. Orr
PSCR’s Division Chief, Dereck Orr, shares an introduction to PSCR 2020: The Digital Experience and a brief overview of PSCR’s history. Attendees hear important

PSCR 2017 Stakeholder Conference Presentation Materials -- Day 3

Author(s)
Dereck R. Orr, Richard A. Rouil, Jeremy E. Benson, David W. Griffith, Fidel Liberal, Robert Escalle, Sonim Technologies, Richard Lau, Vencore Labs, Paul Sutton, Software Radio Systems LTD, Sumit Roy, Sean Sangodoyin, David A. Howe, Fabio C. Da Silva, Alicia Evangelista, Yet2, Brienne Engel, Yet2, John S. Garofolo
This document is a compilation of the slides presented during Day 3 of the 2017 Public Safety Communications Research Program's (PSCR) Annual Stakeholder

PSCR 2017 Stakeholder Conference Presentation Materials -- Day 1

Author(s)
Jeremy E. Benson, Jeff Johnson, Eric W. Anderson, Carol Politi, TRX Systems, Inc., Anthony Rowe, A Shkel, Chenji Harsha, Nancy French, Murat Yuskel, Benjamin J. Posthuma, Margaret Pinson, Dereck R. Orr
This document is a compilation of the slides presented during Day 3 of the 2017 Public Safety Communications Research Program's (PSCR) Annual Stakeholder

PSIAP User Interface Grant Webinar

Author(s)
Scott A. Ledgerwood, Jeremy E. Benson, Dereck R. Orr, Scott S. McNichol
The video is a recorded webinar about PSCR's Notice of Funding Opportunity, which was recently posted on grants.gov. The webinar was hosted by UI/UX Portfolio
Created November 14, 2019, Updated June 15, 2021