Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee Meeting, 29846-29847 [2017-13776]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES 29846 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 125 / Friday, June 30, 2017 / Notices have shared visions for security, and consumers know what they are purchasing. Currently, no such common, widely accepted definitions exist, so many manufacturers struggle to effectively communicate to consumers the security features of their devices. This is detrimental to the digital ecosystem as a whole, as it does not reward companies that invest in patching and it prevents consumers from making informed purchasing choices. Stakeholders have identified four distinct work streams that could help foster better security across the ecosystem, and focused their efforts in four working groups addressing both technical and policy issues.11 The main objectives of the July 18, 2017, meeting are to share progress from the working groups and hear feedback from the broader stakeholder community. Stakeholders will also discuss how the outputs of the different work streams can complement each other. More information about stakeholders’ work is available at: https://www.ntia.doc.gov/ other-publication/2016/ multistakeholder-process-iot-security. Time and Date: NTIA will convene a virtual meeting of the multistakeholder process on Internet of Things Security Upgradability and Patching on July 18, 2017, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Eastern Time. The meeting date and time are subject to change. Please refer to NTIA’s Web site, https:// www.ntia.doc.gov/other-publication/ 2016/multistakeholder-process-iotsecurity, for the most current information. Place: This is a virtual meeting. NTIA will post links to online content and dial-in information on the multistakeholder process Web site at https://www.ntia.doc.gov/otherpublication/2016/multistakeholderprocess-iot-security. Other Information: The meeting is open to the public and the press. 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. Requests for a transcript of the meeting or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Allan Friedman at (202) 482–4281 or afriedman@ntia.doc.gov at least seven (7) business days prior to each meeting. Please refer to NTIA’s Web site, https://www.ntia.doc.gov/ 11 Documents shared by working group stakeholders are available at: https:// www.ntia.doc.gov/other-publication/2016/ multistakeholder-process-iot-security. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:32 Jun 29, 2017 Jkt 241001 other-publication/2016/ multistakeholder-process-iot-security, for the most current information. Dated: June 27, 2017. Kathy D. Smith, Chief Counsel, National Telecommunications and Information Administration. [FR Doc. 2017–13775 Filed 6–29–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–60–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Telecommunications and Information Administration Community Broadband Workshop National Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of Open Meeting. AGENCY: The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), through the BroadbandUSA program, will hold a Technical Assistance Workshop to share information and help communities build their broadband capacity and utilization. The workshop will present in-depth sessions on planning and funding broadband infrastructure projects. The session on planning will explore effective business and partnership models. The session on funding will explore available funding options and models, including federal funding. SUMMARY: The Technical Assistance Workshop will be held on August 21, 2017, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Central Daylight Time. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held in Des Moines, Iowa at the Des Moines Public Library, 1000 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50309. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Giselle Sanders, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 4889, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–7971; email: gsanders@ntia.doc.gov. Please direct media inquiries to NTIA’s Office of Public Affairs, (202) 482–7002; email: press@ntia.doc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NTIA’s BroadbandUSA program provides expert advice and field-proven tools for assessing broadband adoption, planning new infrastructure, and engaging a wide range of partners in broadband projects. BroadbandUSA convenes workshops on a regular basis to bring stakeholders together to discuss ways to improve broadband policies, share best practices, DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 and connect communities to other federal agencies and funding sources for the purpose of expanding broadband infrastructure and adoption throughout America’s communities. The Des Moines workshop will explore two specific topics for broadband infrastructure: Planning and funding. The Des Moines workshop will feature subject matter experts from NTIA’s BroadbandUSA broadband program. The first session will explore key elements required for planning successful broadband projects. The second session will explore funding models, including federal programs that fund broadband infrastructure projects. The Des Moines workshop will be open to the public. Pre-registration is requested, and space is limited. NTIA will ask registrants to provide their first and last names and email addresses for both registration purposes and to receive any updates on the workshop. If capacity for the meeting is reached, NTIA will maintain a waiting list and will inform those on the waiting list if space becomes available. Meeting updates, changes in the agenda, if any, and relevant documents will also be available on NTIA’s Web site at https:// www2.ntia.doc.gov/notice-08212017workshop. The public meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Individuals requiring accommodations, such as language interpretation or other ancillary aids, are asked to notify Giselle Sanders at the contact information listed above at least five (5) business days before the meeting. Dated: June 27, 2017. Kathy D. Smith, Chief Counsel, National Telecommunications and Information Administration. [FR Doc. 2017–13777 Filed 6–29–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–60–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Telecommunications and Information Administration Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee Meeting National Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of Open Meeting. AGENCY: This notice announces a public meeting of the Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee (Committee). The Committee provides advice to the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information and SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\30JNN1.SGM 30JNN1 mstockstill on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 125 / Friday, June 30, 2017 / Notices the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) on spectrum management policy matters. DATES: The meeting will be held on August 15, 2017, from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., Mountain Daylight Time (MDT). ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Renaissance Boulder Flatiron Hotel, 500 Flatiron Boulevard, Broomfield, CO 80021. Public comments may be mailed to Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Room 4600, Washington, DC 20230 or emailed to dreed@ ntia.doc.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David J. Reed, Designated Federal Officer, at (202) 482–5955 or dreed@ ntia.doc.gov; and/or visit NTIA’s Web site at https://www.ntia.doc.gov/ category/csmac. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background: The Committee provides advice to the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information on needed reforms to domestic spectrum policies and management in order to: License radio frequencies in a way that maximizes public benefits; keep wireless networks as open to innovation as possible; and make wireless services available to all Americans. See Charter at https:// www.ntia.doc.gov/files/ntia/ publications/csmac_charter-2017.pdf. This Committee 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 Committee functions solely as an advisory body in compliance with the FACA. For more information about the Committee visit: https://www.ntia.doc.gov/category/ csmac. Matters to Be Considered: The Committee provides advice to the Assistant Secretary to assist in developing and maintaining spectrum management policies that enable the United States to maintain or strengthen its global leadership role in the introduction of communications technology, services, and innovation; thus expanding the economy, adding jobs, and increasing international trade, while at the same time providing for the expansion of existing technologies and supporting the country’s homeland security, national defense, and other critical needs of government missions. NTIA will post a detailed agenda on its Web site, https://www.ntia.doc.gov/ category/csmac, prior to the meeting. To the extent that time and the meeting VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:32 Jun 29, 2017 Jkt 241001 agenda permit, any member of the public may speak to or otherwise address the Committee regarding the agenda items. See Open Meeting and Public Participation Policy, available at https://www.ntia.doc.gov/category/ csmac. Time and Date: The meeting will be held on August 15, 2017, from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. MDT. The meeting time and the agenda topics are subject to change. The meeting will be available via two-way audio link and may be webcast. Please refer to NTIA’s Web site, https://www.ntia.doc.gov/category/ csmac, for the most up-to-date meeting agenda and access information. Place: The meeting will be held at the Renaissance Boulder Flatiron Hotel, 500 Flatiron Boulevard, Broomfield, CO 80021. The meeting will be open to the public and members of the press on a first-come, first-served basis as space is limited. The public meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Individuals requiring accommodations, such as sign language interpretation or other ancillary aids, are asked to notify Mr. Reed at (202) 482– 5955 or dreed@ntia.doc.gov at least ten (10) business days before the meeting. Status: Interested parties and members of the public are invited to attend and to submit written comments to the Committee at any time before or after the meeting. Parties wishing to submit written comments for consideration by the Committee in advance of a meeting may send them via postal mail to Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Room 4600, Washington, DC 20230. It would be helpful if paper submissions also include a compact disc (CD) that contains the comments in Microsoft Word and/or PDF file formats. CDs should be labeled with the name and organizational affiliation of the filer. Alternatively, comments may be submitted via electronic mail to dreed@ ntia.doc.gov and should also be in one or both of the file formats specified above. Comments must be received five (5) business days before the scheduled meeting date in order to provide sufficient time for review. Comments received after this date will be distributed to the Committee, but may not be reviewed prior to the meeting. Records: NTIA maintains records of all Committee proceedings. Committee records are available for public inspection at NTIA’s Washington, DC office at the address above. Documents including the Committee’s charter, member list, agendas, minutes, and PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 29847 reports are available on NTIA’s Web site at https://www.ntia.doc.gov/category/ csmac. Dated: June 27, 2017. Kathy D. Smith, Chief Counsel, National Telecommunications and Information Administration. [FR Doc. 2017–13776 Filed 6–29–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–60–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE United States Patent and Trademark Office [Docket No. PTC–C–2017–0028] Patent and Trademark Public Advisory Committees United States Patent and Trademark Office, Commerce. ACTION: Notice and request for nominations for the Patent and Trademark Public Advisory Committees. AGENCY: On November 29, 1999, the President signed into law the Patent and Trademark Office Efficiency Act (the ‘‘Act’’), Public Law 106–113, which, among other things, established two Public Advisory Committees to review the policies, goals, performance, budget and user fees of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) with respect to patents, in the case of the Patent Public Advisory Committee, and with respect to trademarks, in the case of the Trademark Public Advisory Committee, and to advise the Director on these matters. The America Invents Act Technical Corrections Act made several amendments to the 1999 Act, including the requirement that the terms of the USPTO Public Advisory Committee members be realigned by 2014, so that December 1 be used as the start and end date, with terms staggered so that each year three existing terms expire and three new terms begin on December 1. Through this Notice, the USPTO is requesting nominations for up to three (3) members of the Patent Public Advisory Committee, and for up to three (3) members of the Trademark Public Advisory Committee, for terms of three years that begin on December 1, 2017. DATES: Nominations must be postmarked or electronically transmitted on or before July 25, 2017. ADDRESSES: Persons wishing to submit nominations should send the nominee’s ´ resume by postal mail to Brendan McCommas, Acting Chief of Staff, Office of the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\30JNN1.SGM 30JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 125 (Friday, June 30, 2017)]
[Notices]
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[FR Doc No: 2017-13776]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Telecommunications and Information Administration


Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee 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 a public meeting of the Commerce 
Spectrum Management Advisory Committee (Committee). The Committee 
provides advice to the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for 
Communications and Information and

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the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) 
on spectrum management policy matters.

DATES: The meeting will be held on August 15, 2017, from 8:00 a.m. to 
11:00 a.m., Mountain Daylight Time (MDT).

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Renaissance Boulder Flatiron 
Hotel, 500 Flatiron Boulevard, Broomfield, CO 80021. Public comments 
may be mailed to Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee, 
National Telecommunications and Information Administration, 1401 
Constitution Avenue NW., Room 4600, Washington, DC 20230 or emailed to 
dreed@ntia.doc.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David J. Reed, Designated Federal 
Officer, at (202) 482-5955 or dreed@ntia.doc.gov; and/or visit NTIA's 
Web site at https://www.ntia.doc.gov/category/csmac.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Background: The Committee provides advice to the Assistant 
Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information on needed 
reforms to domestic spectrum policies and management in order to: 
License radio frequencies in a way that maximizes public benefits; keep 
wireless networks as open to innovation as possible; and make wireless 
services available to all Americans. See Charter at https://www.ntia.doc.gov/files/ntia/publications/csmac_charter-2017.pdf. This 
Committee 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 Committee 
functions solely as an advisory body in compliance with the FACA. For 
more information about the Committee visit: https://www.ntia.doc.gov/category/csmac.
    Matters to Be Considered: The Committee provides advice to the 
Assistant Secretary to assist in developing and maintaining spectrum 
management policies that enable the United States to maintain or 
strengthen its global leadership role in the introduction of 
communications technology, services, and innovation; thus expanding the 
economy, adding jobs, and increasing international trade, while at the 
same time providing for the expansion of existing technologies and 
supporting the country's homeland security, national defense, and other 
critical needs of government missions. NTIA will post a detailed agenda 
on its Web site, https://www.ntia.doc.gov/category/csmac, prior to the 
meeting. To the extent that time and the meeting agenda permit, any 
member of the public may speak to or otherwise address the Committee 
regarding the agenda items. See Open Meeting and Public Participation 
Policy, available at https://www.ntia.doc.gov/category/csmac.
    Time and Date: The meeting will be held on August 15, 2017, from 
8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. MDT. The meeting time and the agenda topics are 
subject to change. The meeting will be available via two-way audio link 
and may be webcast. Please refer to NTIA's Web site, https://www.ntia.doc.gov/category/csmac, for the most up-to-date meeting agenda 
and access information.
    Place: The meeting will be held at the Renaissance Boulder Flatiron 
Hotel, 500 Flatiron Boulevard, Broomfield, CO 80021. The meeting will 
be open to the public and members of the press on a first-come, first-
served basis as space is limited. The public meeting is physically 
accessible to people with disabilities. Individuals requiring 
accommodations, such as sign language interpretation or other ancillary 
aids, are asked to notify Mr. Reed at (202) 482-5955 or 
dreed@ntia.doc.gov at least ten (10) business days before the meeting.
    Status: Interested parties and members of the public are invited to 
attend and to submit written comments to the Committee at any time 
before or after the meeting. Parties wishing to submit written comments 
for consideration by the Committee in advance of a meeting may send 
them via postal mail to Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory 
Committee, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, 
1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Room 4600, Washington, DC 20230. It would 
be helpful if paper submissions also include a compact disc (CD) that 
contains the comments in Microsoft Word and/or PDF file formats. CDs 
should be labeled with the name and organizational affiliation of the 
filer. Alternatively, comments may be submitted via electronic mail to 
dreed@ntia.doc.gov and should also be in one or both of the file 
formats specified above. Comments must be received five (5) business 
days before the scheduled meeting date in order to provide sufficient 
time for review. Comments received after this date will be distributed 
to the Committee, but may not be reviewed prior to the meeting.
    Records: NTIA maintains records of all Committee proceedings. 
Committee records are available for public inspection at NTIA's 
Washington, DC office at the address above. Documents including the 
Committee's charter, member list, agendas, minutes, and reports are 
available on NTIA's Web site at https://www.ntia.doc.gov/category/csmac.

    Dated: June 27, 2017.
Kathy D. Smith,
Chief Counsel, National Telecommunications and Information 
Administration.
[FR Doc. 2017-13776 Filed 6-29-17; 8:45 am]
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