Dereck Orr

Division Chief of the Public Safety Communications Division

NIST

Dereck Orr is the Division Chief of the Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR) Division at NIST's Communications Technology Laboratory (CTL). He's also served as the Program Manager for PSCR since 2002. PSCR acts as an objective technical advisor and laboratory to the public safety community, and is focused on accelerating 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 (DHS) to serve as Chief of Staff for the SAFECOM Office within the Science and Technology Directorate; he helped establish the new program.

In addition, 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 for four years at the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) at the Department of Justice (DOJ).

 

Dereck Orr

Division Chief of the Public Safety Communications Division

NIST

Dereck Orr is the Division Chief of the Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR) Division at NIST's Communications Technology Laboratory (CTL). He's also served as the Program Manager for PSCR since 2002. PSCR acts as an objective technical advisor and laboratory to the public safety community, and is focused on accelerating 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 (DHS) to serve as Chief of Staff for the SAFECOM Office within the Science and Technology Directorate; he helped establish the new program.

In addition, 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 for four years at the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) at the Department of Justice (DOJ).