The National Emergency Alerting
and Response Systems Initiative

David K. Aylward, Esq.
Director and Founder of the ComCARE Alliance

April 6, 2005

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DAVID AYLWARD is a founder and Director of the ComCARE Alliance, a diverse, 95-organization non-profit committed to improving emergency communications and information systems. It is currently involved in a wide variety of emergency response projects funded by its members and various state and federal agencies. He founded National Strategies, Inc. in 1985, following eight years of service on the staff of the U.S. House of Representatives. From 1981 to 1985, Mr. Aylward was Chief Counsel and Staff Director of the U.S. House of Representatives' Subcommittee on Telecommunications, Consumer Protection and Finance, which had jurisdiction over federal communications regulation, the U.S. securities industry and financial markets, and a variety of federal consumer protection legislation, including automobile safety. In the 1970's he practiced contracts law with the firm of Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue. Mr. Aylward held senior positions in two presidential campaigns, and managed four congressional election campaigns. He received a BA from Dartmouth College in 1971, and a JD with High Honors from The National Law Center of The George Washington University in 1976, where he also served on the Law Review.