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of International Affairs (OIA)
NTIA’s Office of International Affairs (OIA) is the principal adviser to the President on international telecommunications and information policy. In fulfilling this role, OIA has two primary responsibilities:Formulate International ICT Policy, Goals, and Strategies
OIA plays an important role in the formulation of the Administration’s international information and communications technology (ICT) goals and strategies. By leveraging the expertise of the Office of Spectrum Management, Office of Policy Analysis and Development, Office of Telecommunications and Information Applications, and the Institute for Telecommunication Sciences, we are able to provide critical policy and technical analysis to U.S. negotiators and interagency delegations. OIA also advises the Executive Branch on economic, policy, and technology developments important to the global ICT market environment. We provide extensive advice to the Executive Branch regarding management of the Internet’s domain name and numbering system (DNS), a critical aspect of the Internet infrastructure.
Advocate U. S. Policy Interests
OIA applies its policy and technical expertise to advocate and advance U.S. policy interests and objectives in bilateral, regional and multilateral fora and consultations. Our goal is to foster pro-competitive and flexible policy environments that:
The U.S. government participates
in many different international fora in which global telecommunications
and information policy is debated and developed. OIA staff
participates on the U.S. delegations to these meetings
and provide the negotiators and full delegation with critical
policy and technical expertise.