National Telecommunications and Information Administration
• Asst. Secretary
• Domestic Policy
• Telecom Research
Media & Press
(N.B., Kneuer is pronounced NEW-er)
John M. R. Kneuer was nominated by President George W. Bush on May 1, 2006, and confirmed by the U.S. Senate on Dec. 9, 2006, to be Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information and Administrator of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration.
As Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information, Mr. Kneuer oversees and directs NTIA. NTIA seeks to promote market-based policies which lower prices to consumers and encourage innovation, while harnessing the resources of the federal government to support spectrum-based technologies which enhance efficiency and productivity. In addition to representing the Executive Branch in domestic and international telecommunications and information policy activities, NTIA also manages the federal use of spectrum; performs cutting edge telecommunications research and engineering, including resolving technical telecommunications issues for the federal government and private sector; and administers infrastructure and public telecommunications facilities grants.
Mr. Kneuer joined NTIA in October 2003. Prior to joining NTIA, Mr. Kneuer served as a Senior Associate at the law firm of Piper Rudnick in Washington, D.C., providing regulatory and legislative representation to corporate clients in the telecommunications, defense, and transportation industries.
From 1997-1998, Mr. Kneuer served as the Executive Director for Government Relations at the Industrial Telecommunications Association, and prior to that served as an Attorney-Advisor in the Commercial Wireless Division of the Federal Communications Commission's Wireless Bureau. Mr. Kneuer received B.A. and J.D. degrees from the Catholic University of America. He is a member of the District of Columbia Bar.