The Fiber Optic Sensing Association (FOSA), the nation’s premier trade association dedicated to fibre optic sensing, issued the following statement after the United States Senate voted to confirm Pete Buttigieg as the 19th Secretary of Transportation.
“FOSA extends congratulations and best wishes to Pete Buttigieg on his confirmation as Secretary of Transportation,” said FOSA Chairman Kent Wardley. “We are ready to work with Secretary Buttigieg on an array of transportation issues, including supporting broadband deployment through the advancement of federal ‘Dig Once’ policies and investing in smart infrastructure.”
“We congratulate Secretary Buttigieg on his confirmation and look forward to working with him and his team,” said FOSA Executive Director Mark Uncapher. “We are also excited by the prospect of the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Administration’s (PHMSA) new Research, Development, and Testing facility at the Transportation Technology Centre (TTC) speeding-up the adoption of the latest pipeline safety technologies.”
FOSA is a non-profit organisation created in Washington DC in 2017 with the mission of educating the industry, government, and the public on the benefits of fibre optic sensing. Through webinars, videos, white papers, public presentations, and public policy advocacy, the organization provides information on the use of fibre optic sensing to secure critical facilities, enhance public safety, and protect the environment. FOSA Members include AP Sensing, ASELSAN, Corning, Ditch Witch, Dura-Line, Fotech Solutions, Hawk Measurement, Hifi Engineering, Graz University of Technology, NBG Fiber Optic Corp., NEC Corporation of America, Network Integrity Systems, NKT Photonics, OFS, Omnisens, OptaSense, OZ Optics, Prysmian Group, Sensonic, Smartpipe Technologies, Terra Sound, and the University of California, Berkeley.
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