Digital Economy Board of Advisors Meeting, 26527-26528 [2016-10322]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 85 / Tuesday, May 3, 2016 / Notices Dated: April 27, 2016. Sarah Brabson, NOAA PRA Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2016–10249 Filed 5–2–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Telecommunications and Information Administration Multistakeholder Process To Develop Best Practices for Privacy, Transparency, and Accountability Regarding Commercial and Private Use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems National Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of open meeting. AGENCY: The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) will convene a meeting of a multistakeholder process concerning privacy, transparency, and accountability issues regarding commercial and private use of unmanned aircraft systems on May 18, 2016. DATES: The meeting will be held on May 18, 2016 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for details. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held in the Boardroom at the American Institute of Architects, 1735 New York Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20006. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Travis Hall, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Room 4725, Washington, DC 20230; telephone (202) 482–3522; email thall@ntia.doc.gov. Please direct media inquiries to NTIA’s Office of Public Affairs, (202) 482–7002; email press@ntia.doc.gov. SUMMARY: asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background: Congress recognized the potential wide-ranging benefits of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) operations within the United States in the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 (Pub. L. 112–95), which requires a plan to safely integrate civil UAS into the National Airspace System (NAS) by 2015. On February 15, 2015, President Obama issued the Presidential Memorandum ‘‘Promoting Economic Competitiveness While Safeguarding Privacy, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties in Domestic Use of Unmanned Aircraft VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:53 May 02, 2016 Jkt 238001 Systems.’’ 1 The Presidential Memorandum establishes a ‘‘multistakeholder engagement process to develop and communicate best practices for privacy, accountability, and transparency issues regarding commercial and private UAS use in the NAS.’’ 2 The process includes stakeholders from industry, civil society, and academia, and will be initiated by the Department of Commerce, through NTIA, and in consultation with other interested agencies. On August 3, 2015, NTIA convened the first meeting of the multistakeholder process, followed by additional meetings through February 2016. Matters to Be Considered: The May 18, 2016 meeting is a continuation of a series of NTIA-convened multistakeholder discussions concerning privacy, transparency, and accountability issues regarding commercial and private use of UAS. Additional meetings may be scheduled as needed. Stakeholders will engage in an open, transparent, consensus-driven process to develop best practices for privacy, accountability, and transparency issues regarding commercial and private UAS use in the NAS. The May 18, 2016 meeting will build on stakeholders’ previous work. More information about stakeholders’ work is available at: https:// www.ntia.doc.gov/other-publication/ 2015/multistakeholder-processunmanned-aircraft-systems. Time and Date: NTIA will convene a meeting of the multistakeholder process regarding unmanned aircraft systems on May 18, 2016 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time. The meeting date and time are subject to change. The meeting is subject to cancellation if stakeholders complete their work developing best practices. Please refer to NTIA’s Web site, https:// www.ntia.doc.gov/other-publication/ 2015/multistakeholder-processunmanned-aircraft-systems, for the most current information. Place: The meeting will be held in the Boardroom at the American Institute of Architects, 1735 New York Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20006. The location of the meeting is subject to change. Please refer to NTIA’s Web site, https://www.ntia.doc.gov/other1 Presidential Memorandum, Promoting Economic Competitiveness While Safeguarding Privacy, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties in Domestic Use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems, (Feb. 15, 2015), available at: http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-pressoffice/2015/02/15/presidential-memorandumpromoting-economic-competitiveness-whilesafegua. 2 Presidential Memorandum at 4. PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 26527 publication/2015/multistakeholderprocess-unmanned-aircraft-systems, for the most current information. Other Information: The meeting is open to the public and the press. The meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Travis Hall at (202) 482–3522 or thall@ntia.doc.gov at least seven (7) business days prior to the meeting. The meeting will also be live webcast. Requests for real-time captioning of the webcast should be directed to Travis Hall at (202) 482–3522 or thall@ntia.doc.gov at least seven (7) business days prior to the meeting. There will be an opportunity for stakeholders viewing the webcast to participate remotely in the meeting through a moderated conference bridge, including polling functionality. Access details for the meeting are subject to change. Please refer to NTIA’s Web site, https://www.ntia.doc.gov/otherpublication/2015/multistakeholderprocess-unmanned-aircraft-systems, for the most current information. Dated: April 28, 2016. Kathy D. Smith, Chief Counsel, National Telecommunications and Information Administration. [FR Doc. 2016–10359 Filed 5–2–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–60–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Telecommunications and Information Administration Digital Economy Board of Advisors Meeting National Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of open meeting. AGENCY: This notice announces an open meeting of the Digital Economy Board of Advisors. The Board advises and provides recommendations to the Secretary of Commerce, through the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), on a broad range of issues concerning the digital economy and Internet policy. DATES: The meeting will be held on May 16, 2016, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Commerce Research Library, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230. Public comments may be mailed to: Digital Economy Board of SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\03MYN1.SGM 03MYN1 asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 26528 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 85 / Tuesday, May 3, 2016 / Notices Advisors, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Room 4725, Washington, DC 20230 or emailed to DEBA@ntia.doc.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Evelyn Remaley, Designated Federal Officer (DFO), at (202) 482–3821 or DEBA@ntia.doc.gov; and/or visit NTIA’s Web site at https://www.ntia.doc.gov/ category/digital-economy-boardadvisors. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background: Economic prosperity is increasingly tied to the digital economy, which is a key driver of job creation, business expansion, and innovation. Indeed, virtually every modern company relies on the Internet to grow and thrive. As a result, the Department of Commerce (Department) has made technology and Internet policy a top priority, investing resources to address challenges and opportunities businesses face in a global economy. On November 9, 2015, the Secretary of Commerce unveiled the Department’s new Digital Economy Agenda, which will help businesses and consumers realize the potential of the digital economy to advance growth and opportunity. The Agenda focuses on four key objectives: Promoting a free and open Internet worldwide; promoting trust online; ensuring access for workers, families, and companies; and promoting innovation. To support the Agenda, the Secretary directed the creation of a Digital Economy Board of Advisors to enable the Department to have a mechanism for receiving regular advice from leaders in industry, academia, and civil society. See Committee Charter at https:// www.ntia.doc.gov/files/ntia/ publications/deba_charter_ 12222015.pdf. This Board is subject to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 U.S.C. App. 2, and is consistent with the National Telecommunications and Information Administration Act, 47 U.S.C. 904(b). The Board functions solely as an advisory body in compliance with the FACA. For more information about the Board, visit https://www.ntia.doc.gov/ category/digital-economy-boardadvisors. Matters to be Considered: The Board provides independent advice and recommendations to the Secretary, through the Assistant Secretary, on a broad range of policy issues impacting the digital economy. The Board serves as a centralized forum gathering consensus input from a wide range of stakeholders and experts. The Board’s mission is to provide advice in VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:53 May 02, 2016 Jkt 238001 furtherance of increasing domestic prosperity, improving education, and facilitating participation in political and cultural life through the application and expansion of digital technologies. The Board’s advice focuses on ensuring the Internet continues to thrive as an engine of growth, innovation, and free expression. In carrying out its duties, the Board’s activities may include, but are not limited to: • Gathering information and providing an analysis of challenges related to the global free flow of information over the Internet, including policies that could restrict cross-border information flows; • Providing advice on other policy matters that impact the digital economy, such as expanding broadband capacity, enhancing cybersecurity, protecting privacy, and examining the role of intermediaries; • Promoting the development of new digital technologies; and • Analyzing the impact of the Internet on job growth and the economy as a whole. The Department will use the advice provided by the Board to inform its decision-making processes and to advance administration goals. NTIA will post a detailed agenda on its Web site, https://www.ntia.doc.gov/ category/digital-economy-boardadvisors, prior to the meeting. To the extent that the meeting time and agenda permit, any member of the public may speak to or otherwise address the Board regarding the agenda items during the public portion of the meeting. Time and Date: The meeting will be held on May 16, 2016 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time. The date, times and agenda topics are subject to change. The public portion of the meeting, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., will be available via two-way audio link and may be webcast. The remainder of the meeting, from 12:00 to 2:30 p.m., will consist solely of preparatory and/or administrative work by the Board and will not be open to the public. See 41 CFR 102–3.160. Please refer to NTIA’s Web site, https:// www.ntia.doc.gov/category/digitaleconomy-board-advisors, for the most up-to-date meeting agenda and access information for the public portion of the meeting. Pursuant to 41 CFR 102–3.150(b), the Federal Register notice for this meeting is being published fewer than 15 calendar days prior to the meeting as exceptional circumstances exist. It is imperative that the Board hold its inaugural meeting on May 16, 2016, to accommodate the scheduling priorities of key participants so that they may PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 begin work in support of the Department’s Digital Economy Agenda. Notice of the meeting is also posted on NTIA’s Web site at https:// www.ntia.doc.gov/category/digitaleconomy-board-advisors. Place: The meeting will be held at the Commerce Research Library, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230. Public comments may be mailed to: Digital Economy Board of Advisors, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Room 4725, Washington, DC 20230. The meeting’s morning session will be open to the public and press on a first-come, firstserved basis. Space is limited. The public portion of the meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Individuals requiring accommodations, such as sign language interpretation or other ancillary aids, are asked to notify Ms. Remaley at (202) 482–3821 or DEBA@ntia.doc.gov at least five (5) business days before the meeting. Status: Interested parties are invited to attend and to submit written comments to the Board at any time before or after the meeting. Parties wishing to submit written comments for consideration by the Board in advance of the meeting must send them to NTIA at the above-listed address. Comments must be received five (5) business days before the scheduled meeting date to provide sufficient time for review. Comments received after this date will be distributed to the Board, but may not be reviewed prior to the meeting. It would be helpful if paper submissions also include a compact disc (CD) in Word or PDF format, labeled with the name and organizational affiliation of the filer. Alternatively, comments may be submitted electronically to DEBA@ ntia.doc.gov with the subject: ‘‘DEBA First Meeting Comment.’’ Comments provided via electronic mail also may be submitted in one or more of the formats specified above. Records: NTIA maintains records of all Board proceedings. Board records are available for public inspection at NTIA’s Washington, DC office at the address above. Documents, including the Board’s charter, member list, agendas, minutes, and any reports are available on NTIA’s Web page at https:// www.ntia.doc.gov/category/digitaleconomy-board-advisors. Dated: April 28, 2016. Kathy D. Smith, Chief Counsel, National Telecommunications and Information Administration. [FR Doc. 2016–10322 Filed 4–28–16; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 3510–60–P E:\FR\FM\03MYN1.SGM 03MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 85 (Tuesday, May 3, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 26527-26528]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-10322]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Telecommunications and Information Administration


Digital Economy Board of Advisors Meeting

AGENCY: National Telecommunications and Information Administration, 
U.S. Department of Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of open meeting.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces an open meeting of the Digital Economy 
Board of Advisors. The Board advises and provides recommendations to 
the Secretary of Commerce, through the Assistant Secretary of Commerce 
for Communications and Information and the National Telecommunications 
and Information Administration (NTIA), on a broad range of issues 
concerning the digital economy and Internet policy.

DATES: The meeting will be held on May 16, 2016, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 
p.m., Eastern Daylight Time.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Commerce Research Library, 
1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230. Public comments may 
be mailed to: Digital Economy Board of

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Advisors, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, 
1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Room 4725, Washington, DC 20230 or 
emailed to DEBA@ntia.doc.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Evelyn Remaley, Designated Federal 
Officer (DFO), at (202) 482-3821 or DEBA@ntia.doc.gov; and/or visit 
NTIA's Web site at https://www.ntia.doc.gov/category/digital-economy-board-advisors.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Background: Economic prosperity is increasingly tied to the digital 
economy, which is a key driver of job creation, business expansion, and 
innovation. Indeed, virtually every modern company relies on the 
Internet to grow and thrive. As a result, the Department of Commerce 
(Department) has made technology and Internet policy a top priority, 
investing resources to address challenges and opportunities businesses 
face in a global economy.
    On November 9, 2015, the Secretary of Commerce unveiled the 
Department's new Digital Economy Agenda, which will help businesses and 
consumers realize the potential of the digital economy to advance 
growth and opportunity. The Agenda focuses on four key objectives: 
Promoting a free and open Internet worldwide; promoting trust online; 
ensuring access for workers, families, and companies; and promoting 
innovation. To support the Agenda, the Secretary directed the creation 
of a Digital Economy Board of Advisors to enable the Department to have 
a mechanism for receiving regular advice from leaders in industry, 
academia, and civil society. See Committee Charter at https://www.ntia.doc.gov/files/ntia/publications/deba_charter_12222015.pdf. 
This Board is subject to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 
U.S.C. App. 2, and is consistent with the National Telecommunications 
and Information Administration Act, 47 U.S.C. 904(b). The Board 
functions solely as an advisory body in compliance with the FACA. For 
more information about the Board, visit https://www.ntia.doc.gov/category/digital-economy-board-advisors.
    Matters to be Considered: The Board provides independent advice and 
recommendations to the Secretary, through the Assistant Secretary, on a 
broad range of policy issues impacting the digital economy. The Board 
serves as a centralized forum gathering consensus input from a wide 
range of stakeholders and experts. The Board's mission is to provide 
advice in furtherance of increasing domestic prosperity, improving 
education, and facilitating participation in political and cultural 
life through the application and expansion of digital technologies.
    The Board's advice focuses on ensuring the Internet continues to 
thrive as an engine of growth, innovation, and free expression. In 
carrying out its duties, the Board's activities may include, but are 
not limited to:
     Gathering information and providing an analysis of 
challenges related to the global free flow of information over the 
Internet, including policies that could restrict cross-border 
information flows;
     Providing advice on other policy matters that impact the 
digital economy, such as expanding broadband capacity, enhancing 
cybersecurity, protecting privacy, and examining the role of 
intermediaries;
     Promoting the development of new digital technologies; and
     Analyzing the impact of the Internet on job growth and the 
economy as a whole.
    The Department will use the advice provided by the Board to inform 
its decision-making processes and to advance administration goals.
    NTIA will post a detailed agenda on its Web site, https://www.ntia.doc.gov/category/digital-economy-board-advisors, prior to the 
meeting. To the extent that the meeting time and agenda permit, any 
member of the public may speak to or otherwise address the Board 
regarding the agenda items during the public portion of the meeting.
    Time and Date: The meeting will be held on May 16, 2016 from 8:30 
a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time. The date, times and agenda 
topics are subject to change. The public portion of the meeting, from 
8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., will be available via two-way audio link and 
may be webcast. The remainder of the meeting, from 12:00 to 2:30 p.m., 
will consist solely of preparatory and/or administrative work by the 
Board and will not be open to the public. See 41 CFR 102-3.160. Please 
refer to NTIA's Web site, https://www.ntia.doc.gov/category/digital-economy-board-advisors, for the most up-to-date meeting agenda and 
access information for the public portion of the meeting.
    Pursuant to 41 CFR 102-3.150(b), the Federal Register notice for 
this meeting is being published fewer than 15 calendar days prior to 
the meeting as exceptional circumstances exist. It is imperative that 
the Board hold its inaugural meeting on May 16, 2016, to accommodate 
the scheduling priorities of key participants so that they may begin 
work in support of the Department's Digital Economy Agenda. Notice of 
the meeting is also posted on NTIA's Web site at https://www.ntia.doc.gov/category/digital-economy-board-advisors.
    Place: The meeting will be held at the Commerce Research Library, 
1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230. Public comments may 
be mailed to: Digital Economy Board of Advisors, National 
Telecommunications and Information Administration, 1401 Constitution 
Avenue NW., Room 4725, Washington, DC 20230. The meeting's morning 
session will be open to the public and press on a first-come, first-
served basis. Space is limited. The public portion of the meeting is 
physically accessible to people with disabilities. Individuals 
requiring accommodations, such as sign language interpretation or other 
ancillary aids, are asked to notify Ms. Remaley at (202) 482-3821 or 
DEBA@ntia.doc.gov at least five (5) business days before the meeting.
    Status: Interested parties are invited to attend and to submit 
written comments to the Board at any time before or after the meeting. 
Parties wishing to submit written comments for consideration by the 
Board in advance of the meeting must send them to NTIA at the above-
listed address. Comments must be received five (5) business days before 
the scheduled meeting date to provide sufficient time for review. 
Comments received after this date will be distributed to the Board, but 
may not be reviewed prior to the meeting. It would be helpful if paper 
submissions also include a compact disc (CD) in Word or PDF format, 
labeled with the name and organizational affiliation of the filer. 
Alternatively, comments may be submitted electronically to 
DEBA@ntia.doc.gov with the subject: ``DEBA First Meeting Comment.'' 
Comments provided via electronic mail also may be submitted in one or 
more of the formats specified above.
    Records: NTIA maintains records of all Board proceedings. Board 
records are available for public inspection at NTIA's Washington, DC 
office at the address above. Documents, including the Board's charter, 
member list, agendas, minutes, and any reports are available on NTIA's 
Web page at https://www.ntia.doc.gov/category/digital-economy-board-advisors.

    Dated: April 28, 2016.
Kathy D. Smith,
Chief Counsel, National Telecommunications and Information 
Administration.
[FR Doc. 2016-10322 Filed 4-28-16; 4:15 pm]
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