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2010 Public Notices and Comments

Federal Register Notice: Information Privacy and Innovation in the Internet Economy: The Department of Commerce’s Internet Policy Task Force seeks comment on its report entitled “Commercial Data Privacy and Innovation in the Internet Economy: A Dynamic Policy Framework.” Comments are due on or before January 28, 2011. [-HTML- -PDF-]
Posted December 16, 2010

Federal Register Notice: Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee Call for Applications: NTIA is seeking applications from persons interested in serving on the Department of Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee (CSMAC) for new two-year terms. The CSMAC provides advice to the Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information and NTIA Administrator on spectrum policy matters. Nominations must be postmarked or electronically transmitted on or before January 10, 2011. (147 KB PDF file)
Posted December 7, 2010

Federal Register Notice: Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee Meeting: NTIA announced a public meeting of the Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee (CSMAC). The Committee provides advice to the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information on spectrum management policy matters. The meeting will be held on January 11, 2011, in Washington, DC. (140 KB PDF file)
Posted December 7, 2010

Federal Register Notice: Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee Notice of Open Meeting by Teleconference: NTIA announced a public meeting of the Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee (Committee), which will take place through a telephone conference call (teleconference). The Committee provides advice to the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information on spectrum management policy matters. The meeting will be held on December 13, 2010, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. EST. (52 KB PDF file)
Posted November 23, 2010

Federal Register Notice Reopening of Comment Period: The Department of Commerce’s Internet Policy Task Force announces that the closing deadline for submission of comments responsive to the October 5, 2010 Notice of Inquiry on copyright policy and innovation in the Internet economy has been reopened and will extend until December 10, 2010. (52 KB PDF file)
Posted November 23, 2010

Federal Register Notice Reopening of Comment Period: The Department of Commerce’s Internet Policy Task Force announces that the closing deadline for submission of comments responsive to the September 29, 2010 notice of inquiry on the global free flow of information on the Internet has been reopened and will extend until December 6, 2010. (68 KB PDF file)
Posted November 15, 2010

Federal Register Notice: Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee Meeting: NTIA announced a public meeting of the Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee (Committee). The Committee provides advice to the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information on spectrum management policy matters. The meeting will be held on November 8, 2010, in Washington, DC. (145 KB PDF file)
Posted October 20, 2010

Federal Register Notice: Inquiry on Copyright Policy, Creativity, and Innovation in the Internet Economy: The Department of Commerce's Internet Policy Task Force is conducting a comprehensive review of the relationship between the availability and protection of online copyrighted works and innovation in the Internet economy. Comments are due on or before November 19, 2010. (225 KB PDF file)
Department of Commerce Press Release
Posted October 5, 2010

Federal Register Notice: Global Free Flow of Information on the Internet: The Department of Commerce's Internet Policy Task Force is examining issues related to the global free flow of information on the Internet and seeks public comment on government policies that restrict information flows on the Internet. Comments are due on or before November 15, 2010. (168 KB PDF file)
Posted September 29, 2010

Federal Register Notice: Removal of Regulations That Implement and Administer a Coupon Program for Digital-to-Analog Converter Boxes: NTIA issues this final rule to remove its regulations to implement and administer the Digitalto-Analog Converter Box Program. The final coupons were issued on August 12, 2009, and expired on November 9, 2009. NTIA is removing its regulations because the Coupon Program is closed and the regulations are now obsolete. This rule becomes effective on November 9, 2010. (51 KB PDF file)
September 27, 2010

Federal Register Notice: Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6) Workshop:: NTIA will hold a workshop on September 28, 2010, in Washington, D.C. to discuss industry and U.S. Government perspectives on the impact of the uptake and deployment of IPv6 addresses, and the Internet economy. (140 KB PDF file)
CORRECTION: The email address given for Yvonne Neal-Barfield in this notice should be yneal-barfield@ntia.doc.gov
Posted September 17, 2010

Federal Register Notice: Revision to the Manual of Regulations and Procedures for Federal Radio Frequency Management: NTIA updated the version of the Manual of Regulations and Procedures for Federal Radio Frequency Management with which Federal agencies must comply when requesting use of the radio frequency spectrum. (141 KB PDF file)
September 10, 2010

Federal Register Notice of Extension of Comment Period: Cybersecurity, Innovation and the Internet Economy: The Department of Commerce’s Internet Policy Task Force announces that the closing deadline for submission of comments responsive to the July 28, 2010 notice of inquiry on the nexus between cybersecurity challenges in the commercial sector and innovation in the Internet economy has been extended from September 13 to September 20, 2010. (278 KB PDF file)
Posted September 9, 2010

Federal Register Notice: Cybersecurity, Innovation and the Internet Economy: The Department of Commerce’s Internet Policy Task Force is conducting a comprehensive review of the nexus between cybersecurity challenges in the commercial sector and innovation in the Internet economy. The Department seeks comments on measures to improve cybersecurity while sustaining innovation. The Department intends to issue a report that will contribute to the Administration’s domestic and international policies and activities in advancing both cybersecurity and the Internet economy. Comments are due on or before September 13, 2010. (80 KB PDF file)
Posted July 26, 2010

Federal Register Notice: Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee Meeting: NTIA announced a public meeting of the Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee (Committee). The Committee provides advice to the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information on spectrum management policy matters. The meeting will be held on July 27, 2010 at the Institute for Telecommunication Sciences, Boulder, Colorado. (45 KB PDF file)
Posted July 6, 2010

Federal Register Notice: Cybersecurity and Innovation in the Information Economy: The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), and the International Trade Administration (ITA), on behalf of the U.S. Department of Commerce (Department), will hold a public meeting in Washington, DC on July 27, 2010, to discuss the relationship between cybersecurity in the commercial space and innovation in the Internet economy. (203 KB PDF file)
Posted June 25, 2010

Federal Register Notice: Copyright Policy, Creativity, and Innovation in the Information Economy: The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), on behalf of the U.S. Department of Commerce (Department), will hold a public meeting on July 1, 2010, to discuss the relationship of copyright policy, creativity, and innovation in the Internet economy. (77 KB PDF file)
Posted June 11, 2010

Federal Register Notice: Intent to Proceed with the Final Stages of DNSSEC Implementation in the Authoritative Root Zone: NTIA announced the availability of the Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC) testing and evaluation report and NTIA’s intent to proceed with the final stages of DNSSEC deployment in the authoritative root zone. NTIA is providing a comment period on the report and the commencement of the final stage of the DNSSEC deployment before taking any action. Comments must be submitted by June 21, 2010. (292 KB PDF file)
  -   DNSSEC Testing and Evaluation Report
Posted June 7, 2010

Federal Register Notice: Notice of Inquiry on Information Privacy and Innovation in the Internet Economy, Comment Deadline Extension: The Department of Commerce’s Internet Policy Task Force announces that the closing deadline for submission of comments responsive to the April 23, 2010 notice of inquiry on privacy and innovation has been extended until 5:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) on June 14, 2010. (282 KB PDF file)
  -   Original Notice

Federal Register Notice: Broadband Researchers’ Data Workshop: NTIA will host a public meeting concerning the nature of data related to broadband Internet access and use that the agency collects, data needs of researchers, and future broadband research. The meeting will be held on June 3, 2010, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. (182KB PDF file)
Posted May 24, 2010

Federal Register Notice: Broadband Technology Opportunities Program: NTIA announces the limited reopening of the Comprehensive Community Infrastructure (CCI) application filing window for the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP). Entities that have received waiver authority from the FCC to use the 763-768/793-798 MHz (700 MHz) public safety broadband spectrum are invited to file a BTOP application and request BTOP funding. All applications for funding CCI projects under this Notice must be submitted between June 1 and July 1, 2010. (PDF file 122 KB)
Posted May 13, 2010

Federal Register Notice: Preventing Contraband Cell Phone Use in Prisons: NTIA is seeking comment on technical approaches to preventing contraband cell phone use in prisons. NTIA will develop, in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission, the Federal Bureau of Prisons, and the National Institute of Justice, a plan to investigate and evaluate how wireless jamming, detection and other technologies might be utilized for law enforcement and corrections applications in Federal and State prison facilities. (Acrobat PDF 73 KB)
For further information, including two NTIA reports issued today, please go to NTIA's Contraband Cell Phone Use in Prisons page.
Posted May 12, 2010

Federal Register Notice: Notice of a Grant With the Public Broadcasting Service: NTIA announced its intent to award a grant to the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS). This grant will support development of the Commercial Mobile Alert System (CMAS), a national system to distribute emergency alert messages to the American public via cellular telephones. (Acrobat PDF 42 KB)
Posted May 10, 2010

Federal Register Notice: Online Safety and Technology Working Group Meeting: NTIA announced a public meeting of the Online Safety and Technology Working Group (OSTWG). The meeting will be held on May 19, 2010, at the United States Department of Commerce, Washington, DC. (Acrobat PDF 43 KB)
Posted April 26, 2010

Federal Register Notice: Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee Meeting: NTIA announced a public meeting of the Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee (Committee). The Committee provides advice to the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information on spectrum management matters. The meeting will be held on May 19, 2010, at the United States Department of Commerce, Washington, DC. (Acrobat PDF 52 KB)
Posted April 26, 2010

Federal Register Notice: Notice of Inquiry on Information Privacy and Innovation in the Internet Economy: The Department of Commerce's Internet Policy Task Force is conducting a comprehensive review of the nexus between privacy policy and innovation in the Internet economy. The Department seeks public comment from all Internet stakeholders, including the commercial, academic and civil society sectors, on the impact of current privacy laws in the United States and around the world on the pace of innovation in the information economy. The Department also seeks to understand whether current privacy laws serve consumer interests and fundamental democratic values. (Acrobat PDF 73 KB)
Posted April 21, 2010

Federal Register Notice: Information Privacy and Innovation in the Internet Economy: NTIA and the International Trade Administration will hold a public meeting on May 7, 2010, to discuss the nexus between privacy policy and innovation in the Internet economy. (Acrobat PDF 42 KB)
Posted April 16, 2010

Federal Register Notice: Broadband Technology Opportunities Program Extension of Application Closing Deadline for Comprehensive Community Infrastructure (CCI) Projects. NTIA announces that the new application closing deadline for the electronic submission of CCI projects under the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) is extended until March 26, 2010. (Acrobat PDF 199 Kb)
Posted March 22, 2010

Federal Register Notice: Public Telecommunications Facilities Program: New Closing Date. NTIA will re-open the solicitation for Public Telecommunications Facilities Program (PTFP) applications until Thursday, April 22, 2010, to accommodate the increase in digital power levels of radio stations allowed by the FCC's January 29, 2010 Order. (Acrobat PDF 54 Kb)
Posted March 19, 2010

Federal Register Notice: Pan-Pacific Education and Communications Experiments by Satellite (PEACESAT) Notice of Availability of Funds. NTIA announces the solicitation of applications for a grant for the Pan-Pacific Education and Communications Experiments by Satellite (PEACESAT) Program. Applications must be received on or before May 3, 2010. (Acrobat PDF 56 Kb)
Posted March 18, 2010

Federal Register Notice: Extension of Application Closing Deadline for Comprehensive Community Infrastructure (CCI) Projects. NTIA announces that the closing deadline for the submission of applications for Comprehensive Community Infrastructure (CCI) projects under the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) is extended until 5:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) on March 26, 2010. There are no changes to the application filing window for Public Computer Center (PCC) and Sustainable Broadband Adoption (SBA) projects. (Acrobat PDF 14 Kb)
Posted March 3, 2010

Federal Register Notice: NTIA announced a public meeting of the Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee. The meeting will be held on March 4, 2010, at the U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, DC 20230. The Committee provides advice to the Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information on spectrum policy matters. (Acrobat PDF 42 Kb)
February 18, 2010

Federal Register Notice: NTIA updated the version of the Manual of Regulations and Procedures for Federal Radio Frequency Management with which Federal agencies must comply when requesting use of the radio frequency spectrum. (Acrobat PDF 52 Kb)
February 11, 2010

Federal Register Notice: OMB has approved the collection of information contained in the Notice of Funds Availability (NOFA) for the Broadband Opportunities Program (BTOP) published on January 22, 2010. (Acrobat PDF 49 Kb)
February 10, 2010

Federal Register Notice: Notice of Funds Availability and solicitation of applications for the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program. (Acrobat PDF 529 Kb)
January 15, 2010

Federal Register Notice: NTIA announced the closing date for receipt of applications for the Public Telecommunications Facilities Program (PTFP). NTIA now announces that $18 million has been approved for fiscal year 2010 grants. (PDF 48 KB)
Posted January 13, 2010

Federal Register Notice: NTIA has announced a public meeting of the Online Safety and Technology Working Group (OSTWG). The meeting will be held on February 4, 2010, at the U. S. Department of Commerce, Washington, DC. The OSTWG will hear presentations and have discussions on online safety and technology, with an emphasis on issues relevant to the work of the subcommittees on data retention and child pornography reporting. (PDF 48 KB)
Posted January 11, 2010

Federal Register Notice: NTIA has reopened the application period for persons interested in serving on the Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee (CSMAC) for new two-year terms. The closing date for applications is February 1, 2010. (PDF 50 KB)
Posted January 6, 2010


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