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2002 Archive

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    NTIA has released the eighth notice in its series of public notices requesting comment on the nine exceptions to the Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce (ESIGN) Act. The notices released to date request comment on exceptions to the Act covering housing foreclosure, repossession, and default notices; court records; hazardous materials; product recall notices; domestic and family law documents; wills, codicils, and testamentary trusts; health and life insurance cancellation notices; and state uniform commercial code. NTIA will publish notices on the remaining exception within the next few weeks. 
    Posted 12-19-2002
    Press Release: FCC Chairman Michael K. Powell and Assistant Secretary Nancy J. Victory met formally to plan and coordinate the efforts of the FCC and NTIA to improve U.S. spectrum policy.
    Posted 12-10-2002
    Assistant Secretary Nancy J. Victory spoke on spectrum management perspectives at the DOD Spectrum Summit.
    Posted 12-10-2002
    NTIA has released the seventh notice in its series of public notices requesting comment on the nine exceptions to the Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce (ESIGN) Act. The notices released to date request comment on exceptions to the Act covering housing foreclosure, repossession, and default notices; court records; hazardous materials; product recall notices; domestic and family law documents; wills, codicils, and testamentary trusts; and health and life insurance cancellation notices. NTIA will publish notices on the remaining two exceptions within the next few weeks. 
    Posted 12-10-2002
    Deputy Assistant Secretary Michael D. Gallagher's speech on "Broadband Deployment and Spectrum Policy," delivered at the Shidler Center for Law, Commerce & Technology, University of Washington School of Law, Series on Serving the Public Interest After the Bubble Economy, October 28, 2002, has been posted.
    Posted 11-27-2002
    Nancy J. Victory, Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information, has appointed Al Vincent as Associate Administrator for Telecommunication Sciences and Director of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) Institute for Telecommunication Sciences (ITS) in Boulder, Colo. In this capacity, Mr. Vincent will serve as Victory's principal advisor on telecommunication sciences.
    Posted 11-14-2002
    NTIA announced the development of new and innovative techniques to measure the quality of digital video pictures.
    Posted 11-14-2002
    NTIA has released the sixth notice in its series of public notices requesting comment on the nine exceptions to the Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce (ESIGN) Act. The notices released to date request comment on exceptions to the Act covering housing foreclosure, repossession, and default notices; court records; hazardous materials; product recall notices; domestic and family law documents; and wills, codicils, and testamentary trusts. NTIA will publish notices on the remaining three exceptions within the next few weeks. Comments filed on the court records and hazardous materials exceptions have been posted.
    Posted 11-14-2002
    Comments filed on the court records and hazardous materials exceptions to the Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce (ESIGN) Act have been posted. NTIA has released five in its series of public notices requesting comments on the nine exceptions to the ESIGN Act. The notices released to date request comment on the court records; hazardous materials; product recall notices; domestic and family law documents; and wills, codicils, and testamentary trusts exceptions to the Act. NTIA will publish notices on the other four exceptions within the next few weeks. 
    Posted 11-07-2002
    NTIA exercised the option to extend the term of the contract with ICANN for IANA functions for Option Period Two (Item No. 0003) for the six-month period of 10/01/2002 through 03/31/2002.
    Posted 10-30-2002
    Assistant Secretary Nancy J. Victory delivered the keynote speech at the Global Forum 2002.
    Posted 10-18-2002
    NTIA's Public Telecommunications Facilities Program has published a Federal Register Notice for the FY 2003 Television Grant Cycle. The deadline for receipt of all television applications is 6 p.m., Tuesday, November 19, 2002. A deadline for receipt of radio and nonbroadcast television applications will be announced later.
    Posted 10-17-2002
    Assistant Secretary Nancy J. Victory spoke on "Rights-of-Way Management -- A Key Piece of the Broadband Puzzle" at the FCC's Public Forum on Rights of Way Issues.
    Posted 10-16-2002
    In a letter filed with the FCC on October 10, Commerce Secretary Don Evans Urges FCC To Grant Relief To Winning Bidders of FCC Auction No. 35.
    Posted 10-10-2002
    NTIA has released a fifth notice in its series of public notices requesting comment on the nine exceptions to the Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce (ESIGN) Act. The notices released to date request comment on the court records; hazardous materials; product recall notices; domestic and family law documents; and wills, codicils, and testamentary trusts exceptions to the Act. NTIA will publish notices on the other four exceptions within the next few weeks. 
    Posted 10-10-2002
    Assistant Secretary Nancy J. Victory delivered the keynote address to the United States Telecom Association on "Tulips and Telecom - Ending Excesses And Encouraging Economic Growth." 
    Posted 10-02-2002
    NTIA announced the award of $12.4 million in Technology Opportunities Program (TOP) grants to 25 non-profit organizations, including state and local governments, in 19 states and the District of Columbia. 
    Posted 10-01-2002
    NTIA announced the award of $36 million in Public Telecommunications Facilities Program (PTFP) grants to assist 97 public broadcasting stations across the country complete federally mandated conversions to digital technology. An additional $6 million in PTFP grants were awarded for public radio, distance learning, and replacement of television equipment. [Press Release | Factsheet]
    Posted 09-30-2002
    NTIA has released a fourth notice in its series of public notices requesting comment on the nine exceptions to the Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce (ESIGN) Act. The notices released to date request comment on the court records, hazardous materials, product recall notices, and domestic and family law documents exceptions to the Act. NTIA will publish notices on the other five exceptions within the next few weeks. 
    Posted 09-30-2002
    NTIA has released a third notice in its series of public notices requesting comment on the nine exceptions to the Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce (ESIGN) Act. The notices released to date request comment on the court records, hazardous materials, and product recall notices exceptions to the Act. NTIA will publish notices on the other six exceptions within the next few weeks. 
    Posted 09-23-2002
    Senior Advisor Jack Zinman spoke on "The Future of RuralTelecommunications" before the NECA National Symposium on Rural Telecom Issues.
    Posted 09-20-2002
    NTIA has released public notices requesting comment on two of the nine exceptions to the Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce (ESIGN) Act. These notices request comment on the court records and hazardous materials notices exceptions to the Act. NTIA will publish notices on the other seven exceptions within the next few weeks. [Media Advisory]
    Posted 08-30-2002
    NTIA is posting comments filed in its inquiry in response to the Children's Internet Protection Act on the effectiveness of Internet protection measures and safety policies. All comments filed by August 27 are now available.
    Posted 08-28-2002
    An archived webcast audio stream of NTIA's August 14 Roundtable on Convergence of Communications Technologies is now available. We apologize for the low volume in the first portion of the webcast.
    Posted 08-27-2002
    Media Advisory: NTIA Roundtable on Wednesday, August 14, to address convergence issues, Telephone Mapping Protocol known as "ENUM" among topics on agenda. [Agenda for Roundtable]
    Posted 08-08-2002
    Assistant Secretary Nancy J. Victory delivered remarks to the NARUC Telecommunications Committee Summer Meetings, Portland, Oregon.
    Posted 07-29-2002
    Media Advisory: Commerce Department to announce spectrum plan at Tuesday press conference. (Please note time change to 10:00 a.m.)
    Posted 07-22-2002
    Assistant Secretary Nancy J. Victory delivered the keynote address at the Media Institute, speaking on "The Quest for a New Golden Age: The Challenges of Building a Digital Mass Media."
    Posted 07-18-2002
    On Wednesday, August 14, NTIA will host a roundtable to address issues relating to the convergence of communications technologies, including the Telephone Number Mapping (ENUM) Protocol that facilitates convergence between the Internet and the public-switched telephone network. The roundtable will address how such convergence technologies function, alternatives to ENUM in the competitive marketplace, and policy issues including privacy and security that may arise with use of such convergence technologies. The afternoon roundtable will be webcast on the day of the event.
    Posted 07-15-2002
    NTIA Comment Letter on FCC Analog Cellular Proceeding: NTIA filed a letter with the FCC in WT Docket No. 01-108, Year 2000 Biennial Regulatory Review -- Amendment of Part 22 of the Commission's Rules to Modify or Eliminate Outdated Rules Affecting the Cellular Radiotelephone Service and Other Commercial Mobile Radio Services.
    Posted 07-11-2002
    Assistant Secretary Nancy J. Victory delivered the keynote address at the GBDe Sherpa Meeting.
    Posted 07-11-2002
    Deputy Assistant Secretary Michael Gallagher's prepared speech before the Center for Strategic and International Studies Second Meeting of the Commission on Spectrum Management. 
    Posted 07-11-2002
    Assistant Secretary Nancy J. Victory delivered the keynote address to the annual meeting of the United Telecom Council in Las Vegas, Nevada.
    Posted 06-25-2002
    Assistant Secretary Nancy J. Victory spoke before the European Institute Seminar on "U.S. and European Approaches to the Future of Broadband."
    Posted 06-20-2002
    Assistant Secretary Nancy J. Victory testified before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, Subcommittee on Science, Technology and Space on ICANN Governance.
    Posted 06-12-2002
    Assistant Secretary Nancy J. Victory spoke before the Public Safety Communications Interoperability Summit.
    Posted 06-11-2002
    Media Advisory Summit to Address Critical Homeland Security Issue: Public Safety Communications.
    Posted 06-10-2002
    The agenda for the Public Safety Communications Interoperability Summit (jointly sponsored by Public Safety Wireless Network Program and NTIA) has been posted.
    Posted 06-07-2002
    NTIA Invites Comments Evaluating Effectiveness of Technology and Policies Protecting Children's Safety on the Internet. [Press Release]
    Posted 06-03-2002
    NTIA has issued its Draft Guidelines for Ensuring and Maximizing the Quality, Objectivity, Utility, and Integrity of Information. Comments on these proposed standards are due by close of business June 22.
    Posted 05-31-2002
    Assistant Secretary Nancy J. Victory spoke before the 16th Annual Global Communications Conference on "Telecommunications Challenges: The Telecom Tsunami"
    Posted 05-10-2002
    Commerce Secretary Don Evans says a June 19 date for 700 MHz auctions would be "premature and contrary to public interest." In a letter to FCC Chairman Michael Powell, Secretary Evans writes that "too much uncertainty remains to move forward with the auctioning of this spectrum." 
    Posted 04-18-02
    Assistant Secretary Nancy J. Victory delivered the keynote address to the Computer Law Association and Federal Communications Bar Association Conference on The Response to Terror.
    Posted 04-18-02
    NTIA's Minority Telecommunications Development Program (MTDP) has begun adding upcoming industry events to its Resources page.
    Posted 04-18-02
    Assistant Secretary Nancy J. Victory addressed the Federal Communications Bar Association Spectrum Policy Summit in Washington, DC.
    Posted 04-16-02
    Assistant Secretary Nancy J. Victory addressed the Federal Communications Bar Association in Washington, DC. 
    Posted 04-12-02
    Assistant Secretary Nancy J. Victory addressed the Third Annual James H. Quello Communications Policy and Law Symposium, speaking on "Rethinking Access to Public Lands and Rights-of-Way"
    Posted 04-01-02
    NTIA has exercised the option to extend the term of the contract with ICANN for IANA functions for the six-month period of 04/01/2002 through 09/30/2002.
    Posted 04-01-02
    NTIA filed a letter with the FCC on Promoting Efficient Use of Spectrum Through Elimination of Barriers to the Development of Secondary Markets, WT Docket No. 00-230. [Press Release]
    Posted 03-07-02
    NTIA has posted Amendment 1 to the contract with NeuStar for management of the .us ccTLD.
    Posted 02-13-02
    Assistant Secretary Nancy J. Victory addressed NARUC's Committee on Telecommunications, speaking on "Managing Access to Public Roads and Rights of Way"
    Posted 02-12-02
    Assistant Secretary Nancy J. Victory gave the keynote address to the Alliance for Public Technology Broadband Symposium, speaking on "Creation of a Broadband Universe"
    Posted 02-08-02
    The Executive Summary of NTIA's FY 2003 Budget as presented to Congress has been published.
    Posted 02-04-02
    NTIA has published Special Publication 01-49, Current and Future Spectrum Use by the Energy, Water, and Railroad Industries. The report is available in .pdf format [2.4MB} and in WordPerfect format
    Posted 02-01-02
    Assistant Secretary Nancy J. Victory spoke to the Broadband Outlook 2002 Conference on "The New Medium for a New Media?"
    Posted 01-23-02
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