The Corporation for Public Broadcasting has named Faisal Khan as executive director of the Next Generation Warning System (NGWS), effective immediately. Khan will now lead the corporation’s work with the Federal Emergency Management Agency to implement the NGWS grant program and “create a more resilient and secure public alerting system through our nation’s public media system,” according to a CPB press release.
The grant program enables qualified community service recipients to procure, construct and improve the transmission of public safety-related equipment, software and services — including ATSC 3.0 and comparable digital broadcast technology for radio stations, said CPB
He will lead a team of four to implement the NGWS grant program, which “will result in enhanced alerting and warning capabilities that serve all Americans,” said CPB.
Khan comes to CPB from the Islamic Relief USA Foundation, where he was executive director and implemented a program of grants serving more than 22 countries. He also oversaw all strategic planning and financial management for the foundation, among other duties. Before that, Khan was a regional vice president of PSF Investments, and a financial strategy manager for KPMG.
The Corporation for Public Broadcasting is a private, nonprofit corporation authorized by Congress in 1967. It is the steward of the federal government’s investment in public broadcasting and helps support the operations of more than 1,500 public radio and television stations in the U.S.