The next Spectrum Management Training Course has been scheduled for July 15 - 19, 2002. The eligible applicant pool is U.S. Government agencies and contractor personnel nominated by Federal agencies. For further information please see http://www.ntia.doc.gov/osmhome/training/spman.html .
Statement of Michael Gallagher, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce, regarding FCC decision to defer action on Ultrawideband technology.
Assistant Secretary Nancy J. Victory made Opening Remarks to the Technology Opportunities Program's Networks for People Conference.
The Technology Opportunities Program (TOP) Fiscal Year 2002 Notice of Solicitation of Grant Applications was released on December 6. The Application Kit for FY 2002, including Notice and Guidelines, provides information on the program, rules for applying, suggestions for preparing an application, and the standard forms needed to prepare a TOP application. The deadline for applications is March 21, 2002.
The NTIA Technology Opportunities Program (TOP) annual Networks for People Conference will be held this year on December 6 and 7 in Washington, DC. This year, the conference will focus on RESULTS - TOP projects that are making a lasting impact and continuing to work in their communities. The second day of the conference will feature a grant writing and technical assistance workshop for organizations interested in applying for a TOP grant during the FY 2002 grant round. (more info...)
Notice, Request for Comments on Deployment of Broadband Networks and Advanced Telecommunications. Interested parties are invited to submit comments no later than December 19, 2001. [Press Release]
The Department of Commerce made its Gold and Silver Medal awards for 2001 at a ceremony on November 7. These awards provide an opportunity for the Department to acknowledge employees whose accomplishments warrant special recognition.
Assistant Secretary Nancy J. Victory testified before the House Energy and Commerce Committee Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet on H.R. 2417, the "Dot Kids Name Act of 2001."
The Fall 2001 issue of the NTIA Spectrum Newsletter has been published.
Assistant Secretary Nancy J. Victory delivered the keynote address to the National Summit on Broadband Deployment, October 25.
NTIA filed a letter with the FCC on
Spectrum Aggregation Limits for Commercial Mobile Radio Services
(WT Docket No. 01-14).
Press Release: NTIA Awards $42.8 Million in Technology Opportunities Program (TOP) Grants
Job Announcement: NTIA is advertising to fill the position of Associate
Administrator for International Affairs in Washington, DC. (Series & Grade: ES-0301-00/) The Vacancy Number is
NTIA 01-173 (FH) and the Closing Date is 10/09/01. The job announcement and application instructions are posted on the OPM website at http://www.usajobs.opm.gov/wfjic/jobs/BY6969.HTM
NTIA's Office of International Affairs has posted a job opening for a Telecommunications Policy Analyst (ITA-NTIA-01-116-BJ), GS-0301-07, open until 10/09/2001.
Text of Letter from Commerce Secretary Evans to Congressional Leaders, Proposing Legislation to Shift Statutory Spectrum Auction Date. (Proposed legislative language)
Job Announcement: NTIA is advertising to fill the position of Associate
Administrator for Telecommunication Sciences and Director, Institute for Telecommunication Sciences in Boulder, CO (Series & Grade: ES-0801/0855/1301/1310-01/05) The Vacancy Number is
NTIA 01-146LW and the Closing Date is 10/19/01. The job announcement and application instructions are posted on the OPM website at http://www.usajobs.opm.gov/wfjic/jobs/BY7267.htm
United States Senate confirms Nancy Victory as Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information and NTIA Administrator - August 03-01
Text of Secretary Evans July 19, 2001 letter to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Powell regarding 3G.
On June 13, NTIA issued a Request for Quotations (RFQ) for management and coordination of the usTLD. On July 16, responses to all questions received in response to this solicitation were posted as Amendment 1. On July 17, an amended answer to Question 36 in Amendment 1 was posted as Amendment 2. The RFQ as well as Amendments 1, 2 and 3 are available at http://www.ntia.doc.gov/ntiahome/domainname/us.htm. The final date for responses to the RFQ remains July 27.
On 3 July, ICANN submitted its Third Report to the US Department of Commerce regarding progress under the 25 November 1998 Memorandum of Understanding. Under that Memorandum of Understanding, the Internet technical coordination functions previously performed by US Government contractors are being transferred in phases to private-sector management through ICANN. The text of the report, which follows earlier reports submitted in June 1999 and June 2000, may be viewed at http://www.icann.org/general/statusreport-03jul01.htm
NTIA has released a report from the Department of Commerce to Congress directed by Section 105(a) of the Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act ("ESIGN Act") on the effectiveness of electronic mail in the delivery of records, as compared with the delivery of records via the United States Postal Service and private express mail services. The report is available in HTML and pdf formats.
The Commerce Department and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) have released a report on the consumer consent provision in the Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act (ESIGN) and its benefits to e-commerce. [Press Release][Report in .pdf format]
NTIA has issued a Request for Quotations (RFQ) for management and coordination of the usTLD. The RFQ is available at http://www2.eps.gov/spg/DOC/NIST/AcAsD/SB1335-01-Q-0740/Attachments.html. Responses to all questions received in response to this solicitation are now available at that URL as Amendment 1. The final date for responses to the RFQ remains July 27.
On Monday, June 4, members of an inter-agency working group were awarded the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Secretary's Honor Award. This is the highest award USDA bestows on individuals and groups. Jeng Mao of NTIA, along with other members, were honored for their work on improving the lives of rural Americans by championing the Weather Radio, a severe weather warning system, and finding new ways to alert citizens of potentially dangerous hazards.
NTIA has posted Amendment 3 to the DOC/ICANN MOU and Amendment 24 to the DOC/VeriSign Cooperative Agreement.
NTIA has posted the comments received to assist in completion of its report to Congress pursuant to the International Anti-Bribery and Fair Competition Act of 1998 and the Open-Market Reorganization for the Betterment of International Telecommunications Act.
NTIA submitted Supplemental Reply Comments in the FCC's IB Docket No. 99-67 proceeding on the technological, regulatory, and international aspects of Basic 911 and E 911 for satellite services.
Comments received on Section 105(a) of the Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act have been posted.
NTIA released a technical study on accommodation of third generation wireless systems in the U.S.
NTIA has issued its Report to Congress: Study Examining 17 U.S.C. Sections 109 and 117 Pursuant to Section 104 of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.
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