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What's New at NTIA - 2004 Archive

Statement of Assistant Secretary Michael D. Gallagher on the FCC's Ultrawideband Action.
Posted 12-15-2004

Statement of Assistant Secretary Michael D. Gallagher on the President's Executive Memorandum.
Posted 12-01-2004

Statement of Assistant Secretary Michael D. Gallagher on FCC's VOIP action.
Posted 11-09-2004

Statement of Assistant Secretary Michael D. Gallagher on ENUM developments.
Posted 10-29-2004

Assistant Secretary Michael D. Gallagher spoke on "World Innovation Leadership: The Intersection of National Security and Economic Security," on October 28 at the 7th Annual DoD Spectrum Management Conference, Annapolis, MD.
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Posted 10-28-2004

Statement of Assistant Secretary Michael D. Gallagher on FCC broadband actions.
Posted 10-14-2004

Technology Opportunities Program (TOP) grants: On October 4, 2004, NTIA announced the award of $14.4 million in Technology Opportunities Program (TOP) grants to 27 non-profit organizations, including state, local and tribal governments, in 22 states and the District of Columbia. TOP received 494 applications for FY 2004 funds, requesting $277.1 million. TOP grants, matched by $16.9 million in contributions from the private sector and state and local organizations, demonstrate how advanced telecommunication and information technology can address public concerns in areas such as economic development, housing, public safety, health and e-government. More information on TOP-supported projects, the list of FY 2004 awards, and a searchable database of applications submitted in FY 2004.
Posted 10-04-2004

Assistant Secretary Michael D. Gallagher spoke on "The President's Broadband Vision and the Proliferation of Wireless Broadband Technologies" on October 1 at Law Seminars International, Seattle Washington.
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Posted 10-01-2004

Deputy Assistant Secretary John Kneuer testified before the Senate Subcommittee on Communications on the progress of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) under the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between ICANN and the Department, and international discussions on Internet governance.
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Posted 09-30-2004

Assistant Secretary Michael D. Gallagher discussed Spectrum and Wireless Services on September 16 at the U.S.-E.U. Information Society Dialogue, Brussels, Belgium.
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Posted 09-30-2004

Assistant Secretary Michael D. Gallagher made presentations September 13-15 at the U.S.-U.K. Bilateral Telecommunications Consultations, London, England.
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Posted 09-30-2004

Assistant Secretary Michael D. Gallagher spoke on September 28 at the Georgia Public Policy Foundation Monthly Luncheon, Atlanta, GA. [-- HTML -- PowerPoint --]
Posted 09-29-2004

Assistant Secretary Michael D. Gallagher spoke on September 27 at the University of Georgia Law School and Mass Communications School, Athens, GA.
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Posted 09-29-2004

The Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer (FLC)
has named NTIA's Institute for Telecommunication Sciences (ITS) as a 2004 Outstanding Laboratory.
Posted 09-27-2004

Public Telecommunications Facilities Program (PTFP): $20.8 million in federal Public Telecommunications Facilities Program (PTFP) grants will assist public radio, public television and nonbroadcast (distance learning) projects across the country. $9.8 million will go to 31 grantees to assist in the digital conversion of public television stations; $4.4 million will fund 74 radio grants; $4.4 million is for 21 television equipment replacement grants; $1.7 million for 16 distance learning grants; and one grant was made to the University of Hawaii for $493,130 for the PEACESAT (Pan Pacific Educational and Cultural Experiments by Satellite) project. The total amount awarded by PTFP in FY 2004 is $20.8 million for 143 grants. More information and a complete list of the FY 2004 PTFP grant awards are available.
Posted 09-27-2004

Senior Advisor Meredith Attwell spoke on "The President's Broadband Vision" at the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission Wireless Conference
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Posted 09-27-2004

Deputy Assistant Secretary John M. R. Kneuer spoke on "NTIA: Spectrum Policy for the 21st Century" at the Law Seminars International Spectrum Management Conference.
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Posted 09-16-2004

The audio webcast archive and transcript of the July 28, 2004, IPv6 Public Meeting have been posted.
Posted 09-14-2004

NTIA filed Comments in the Federal Communications Commission's WT Docket No. 01-289 proceeding on Review of Part 87 of the Commission's Rules Concerning the Aviation Radio Service.
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Posted 09-13-2004

Assistant Secretary Michael D. Gallagher spoke on "Promoting Broadband Deployment in Rural America" at the Governor's Agriculture and Rural Renewal Expo, Jackson, MS.
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Posted 08-24-2004

NTIA filed Comments in Response to the Federal Communications Commission Notice of Inquiry and Notice of Proposed Rulemaking ET Docket No. 03-237 on the Establishment of an Interference Temperature Metric to Quantify and Manage Interference and to Expand Available Unlicensed Operation in Certain Frequency Bands.
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08-16-2004

A transcript and webcast archive of NTIA's 07-14-2004 Kids.us Forum have been posted.
08-12-2004

Statement of Assistant Secretary Michael D. Gallagher on the FCC's adoption of Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and Declaratory Ruling Regarding Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act (CALEA).
08-04-2004

Statement by Assistant Secretary Michael D. Gallagher on the FCC's Order on Reconsideration of the Triennial Review Order.
08-04-2004

NTIA has issued a press release concerning its new interagency website to provide information about the different federal agencies' rights-of-way processes and contacts.
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07-29-2004

NTIA and NIST will host a public meeting on IPv6 on Wednesday, July 28, 2004 to explore issues related to its deployment. The meeting will be webcast live. More info...
07-27-2004

To promote the deployment of broadband, NTIA has established a new interagency website to provide information about the different federal agencies' rights-of-way processes and contacts. The site is intended to improve access to information about obtaining rights-of-way for projects over federal land or property otherwise controlled by the federal government. Click here for the news release.
07-26-2004

Assistant Secretary Michael D. Gallagher spoke on Spectrum Policy for the 21st Century at the Discovery Institute Technology Forum Series, Seattle, WA. [-- HTML -- PowerPoint --]
07-22-2004

A Commerce Department task force studying Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6), a new industry-developed version of the Internet Protocol, will host a public meeting on July 28, 2004 to explore issues related to its deployment. Press Release:
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07-20-2004

John Kneuer Named Deputy Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information. Press Release:
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07-19-2004

Statement by Assistant Secretary Michael D. Gallagher on ICANN's July meeting In Kuala Lumpur.
07-19-2004

Assistant Secretary Michael D. Gallagher spoke on "Creating the Environment for Entrepreneurial Growth" at the NARUC Summer Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT.
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07-16-2004

NTIA has posted the IPv6 Task Force discussion draft, "Technical and Economic Assessment of Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6)," on the IPv6 Inquiry webpage.
07-16-2004

Federal Register
Notice of Public Meeting: NTIA and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), on Wednesday, July 28, will host a half-day public meeting on Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6). The meeting will provide an opportunity for interested parties to discuss IPv6 deployment issues, including the appropriate government role, if any, in IPv6 deployment.
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07-15-2004

Media Advisory: Commerce Department to Host Forum on Child-Friendly Web Sites.
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07-13-2004

On July 14, NTIA will host a half-day forum, entitled "The kids.us Internet Domain: Developing a Safe Place on the Internet for Children." Time and location information as well as an agenda are posted on the Kids.us Forum page.
07-13-2004

Assistant Secretary Michael D. Gallagher gave a presentation as part of the "Disruptive Wireless" panel at the Supernova 2004 conference in Santa Clara, CA.
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07-06-2004

NTIA has released two reports proposing innovative ways to better manage the nation's crowded airwaves for the 21st Century.
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06-24-2004

NTIA will host a half-day forum on Wednesday, July 14, to discuss the development of the .kids.us Internet domain.
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06-09-2004

Letter from Acting Assistant Secretary Michael D. Gallagher to FCC Chairman Michael K. Powell urges "rapid adoption of interim rules."
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06-16-2004

Acting NTIA Administrator Michael D. Gallagher presented keynote remarks on "Global Harmonization of UWB - The Future Promise of New Technology," at the International Telecommunication Union - Radiocommunication Sector Task Force Group 1/8 UWB meeting, June 10, Boston, MA.
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06-15-2004

Statement by Acting NTIA Administrator Michael D. Gallagher on Solicitor General's Decision not to Appeal DC Circuit Court Decision. Press Release:
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06-09-2004

NTIA filed with the FCC additional studies that provide the basis for NTIA's recommended framework of technical rules for Broadband over Power Line ("BPL") systems that will responsibly address interference concerns and BPL operational requirements. NTIA Comments in ET Docket No. 03-104, ET Docket No. 04-37
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Technical Appendix: [-- Word -- PDF --]
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06-04-2004

NTIA will host a half-day forum, "The kids.us Internet Domain: Developing a Safe Place on the Internet for Children," which will address the current state of the kids.us domain and future content and applications for the space. The Kids.us Forum will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. on Wednesday, July 14, 2004.
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06-04-2004

Acting Assistant Secretary Michael Gallagher made opening remarks at the EDUCAUSE Policy Conference in Washington, DC.
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05-20-2004

Acting Assistant Secretary Michael Gallagher made opening remarks for the Wireless Telecom Symposium 2004 hosted by Cal Poly Pomona in Pomona, CA.
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05-20-2004

Acting Assistant Secretary Michael Gallagher presented opening remarks at the United Telecom Council Telecom 2004 conference in Nashville, TN. [-- HTML -- PowerPoint --]
05-20-2004

Acting Assistant Secretary Michael Gallagher presented a session keynote at the Forum Invest conference "Building American Success in Emerging Europe." [-- HTML -- PowerPoint --]
05-17-2004

Acting Assistant Secretary Michael Gallagher testified before the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet, on steps that NTIA has taken to implement the Dot Kids Act.
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05-07-2004

NTIA Acts on President's Call to Clear Out 'Underbrush of Regulation' Towards Broadband Deployment, Urges FCC to Clarify Definitions in "Fiber-to-the-Home" Rules for Residential "Multi-Unit Premises"
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04-29-2004

NTIA Report Lays Groundwork for Responsible Deployment Of Broadband Over Power Lines (BPL)
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04-27-2004

Interagency "Rights of Way" Report outlines reforms to facilitate wider broadband deployment.
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President's Memorandum for the Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies on Improving Rights-of-Way Management Across Federal Lands to Spur Greater Broadband Deployment
04-26-2004

Commerce Department Announces China-U.S. Telecommunications Summit is set for June 17-19 in Chicago. Press Release:
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04-23-2004

Acting Assistant Secretary Michael Gallagher spoke at "Cybercrash - The Law and Policy of Network Failures" hosted by Seattle University School of Law and TechNet on April 23.
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04-23-2004

NTIA has sent a report to Congress on "further actions needed in the allocation of spectrum to the civilian sector for the effective deployment of third generation (3G) wireless devices in the United States."
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04-15-2004

Secretary Evans welcomes NTIA's Fred Matos back from Baghdad with Gold Medal Award
04-13-2004

Acting Assistant Secretary Michael D. Gallagher testified on March 17 before the House Committee on Government Reform, Subcommittee on National Security, Emerging Threats, and International Relations on the subject of U.S. participation in World Radiocommunication Conferences (WRCs).
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03-17-2004

Acting Assistant Secretary of Commerce Michael D. Gallagher spoke at the Media Institute Communications Forum Luncheon, February 24, 2004 in Washington, DC.
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03-11-2004

Comments received in response to the Notice of Inquiry on Deployment of Internet Protocol, Version 6.
03-08-2004

Wireless sensor technologies will be explored at a U.S. Department of Commerce Forum on April 1, 2004 that addresses the current and potential uses of sensor technologies by both industry and government as well as the public policy implications of widespread deployment.
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03-05-2004

Acting Assistant Secretary Michael D. Gallagher will be a featured participant in a public meeting on spectrum management on March 8 at Intel's facilities in Santa Clara, California. The Information Technology Industry Council and the Consumer Electronics Association are hosting the meeting, designed to gather information from the private sector about better ways to manage the nation's airwaves. The meeting is an opportunity for interested parties to provide input to the President's Initiative to develop a U.S. spectrum policy for the 21st Century.
ITIC/CEA Press Release
03-04-2004

Acting Assistant Secretary Michael Gallagher and FCC Chairman Michael Powell Meet To Plan and Coordinate Spectrum Policy.
02-27-2004

Newly Updated Radio Spectrum Frequency Allocations Chart Now Available
02-27-2004

Comments received in response to the Notice of Inquiry on Rural Wireless Broadband Access in the 3650-3700 MHz Band.
02-27-2004

Approximately $12.9 million is available for grants through the Technology Opportunities Program (TOP) for Fiscal Year 2004. TOP's Announcement of Federal Funding Opportunity was released on February 17, 2004. The deadline for applications is April 27, 2004.
02-17-2004

Joseph Watson, Jr. Joins NTIA as Associate Administrator for the Office of Policy Analysis and Development.
02-17-2004

Acting Assistant Secretary of Commerce Michael D. Gallagher commends FCC for favoring "innovation, not regulation" for new services such as VoIP.
02-12-2004

Acting Assistant Secretary of Commerce Michael D. Gallagher "pleased that FCC is moving forward on broadband over power lines"
02-12-2004

The Public Telecommunications Facilities Program (PTFP) has published a Federal Funding Opportunity Notice detailing the FY 2004 PTFP grant round application requirements and guidelines. The deadline for all applications is March 31, 2004.
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02-11-2004

Media Advisory: Deputy Secretary of Commerce Samuel W. Bodman will deliver opening remarks and kick off two separate two-day discussion meetings to help the Bush Administration develop "Spectrum Policy for the 21st Century."
02-05-2004

The National Academy of Sciences will hold a forum on spectrum management reform, sponsored by NTIA, on February 12-13 in the NAS Lecture Room, Washington, D.C. For more information and how to register, please see the agenda on the NAS website. This forum is the third in a series of discussions to implement the President's Spectrum Policy Initiative, which will result in recommendations to the President for improving spectrum management policies and procedures.
02-03-2004

An agenda has been posted for NTIA's public safety spectrum management forum, February 10-11, 2004. This forum is the second in a series of discussions to implement the President's Spectrum Policy Initiative, which will result in recommendations to the President for improving spectrum management policies and procedures.
02-02-2004

NTIA has invited interested parties to file comments on an expansion of the 3650-3700 MHz band to unlicensed devices for wireless broadband applications such as WiFi while protecting federal operations in those bands from interference or other adverse effects. Comments are due on or before February 27, 2004.
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01-30-2004

NTIA seeks public participation in President's Spectrum Initiative. NTIA invites comments on spectrum policy reform from all interested parties in a Federal Register Notice published on February 2, 2004. Comments are requested on or before March 18, 2004.
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01-29-2004

Senior Advisor Meredith Attwell spoke before the International Rights of Way Association on broadband deployment and access to rights-of-way.
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01-23-2004

NTIA has filed comments on the FCC's Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on UWB supporting adoption of current FCC ultrawideband emission limits for all outdoor device applications, noting that restrictions on the pulse repetition frequency are unnecessary as long as the current emission limits for handheld devices are met.
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01-16-2004

A Commerce Department task force studying issues related to Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) has invited interested parties to file comments on the costs and benefits of a transition from I.P. version 4 to I.P. version 6. Comments are due on March 8, 2004.
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01-15-2004

Acting Assistant Secretary of Commerce Michael D. Gallagher's PowerPoint presentation to the panel session "What's Next, WiFi" at the Consumer Electronics Show, Las Vegas Nevada, January 9th, 2004, has been posted.
01-12-2004

Acting Assistant Secretary of Commerce Michael D. Gallagher's PowerPoint presentation to the Power Line Communications Association 3rd Annual Conference & Strategic Business Briefing on December 11, 2003, has been posted.
01-12-2004

NTIA will host a two-day public safety spectrum management forum, February 10–11, 2004. This forum is the second in a series of discussions to implement the President's Spectrum Policy Initiative, which will result in recommendations to the President for improving spectrum management policies and procedures.
01-08-2004

NTIA has posted a Federal Register Notice containing the Presidential Memorandum on Spectrum Policy for the 21st Century.
01-07-2004

Meredith Attwell joins NTIA as Senior Advisor to Acting Assistant Secretary Michael D. Gallagher.
01-07-2004



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