Promoting the Sharing of Supply Chain Security Risk Information Between Government and Communications Providers and Suppliers, 40625-40626 [2020-14477]

Download as PDF jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 130 / Tuesday, July 7, 2020 / Notices importance to the nation’s economic prosperity, policymakers, businesses, non-profits, communities, and other stakeholders increasingly rely on data about whether and how Americans use broadband in their routine activities. Digitally-connected Americans provide the modern workforce, creative innovation, and growing customer base to help sustain our nation’s global competitiveness; the NTIA internet Use Survey will yield data that can inform investment decisions and resource allocations to advance full participation in the digital economy. The research and policy analysis enabled by this data collection are particularly important as the nation recovers from a pandemic that has further highlighted the importance of the internet in daily life. NTIA is working with Congress, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), other federal agencies, state and local governments, as well as with industry and nonprofits to develop and promote policies that foster broadband deployment and adoption. These policies help to ensure that the nation’s businesses and consumers can obtain competitively priced high-speed internet access and that everyone is able to gain the skills necessary to use the technology. Collecting current, systematic, and comprehensive information on broadband use and nonuse by U.S. households is critical to enabling policymakers to gauge progress made to date, and also to identify specific areas and demographic groups in which broadband adoption is a concern with a specificity that permits carefully targeted and cost-effective responses. The U.S. Census Bureau is widely regarded as a premier data collector based on centuries of experience and rigorous scientific methods. Collection of NTIA’s requested broadband usage data will occur in conjunction with a future edition of the U.S. Census Bureau’s CPS, thereby significantly reducing the potential burdens on the U.S. Census Bureau and on surveyed households. The U.S. government has an increasingly pressing need for comprehensive broadband data. The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), NTIA, and the FCC have issued reports noting the importance of useful broadband adoption data for policymakers. Moreover, Congress passed legislation—the Broadband Data Improvement Act in 2008 and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act in 2009—wholly or in part to address this deficiency. Modifying the CPS to include NTIA’s requested broadband questions will enable the VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:59 Jul 06, 2020 Jkt 250001 Commerce Department and NTIA to respond to congressional concerns and directives. NTIA has made a copy of the proposed information collection instrument available at https:// www.ntia.gov/files/ntia/blogimages/ november_2019_cps_supplement_-_ final.pdf. II. Method of Collection The NTIA internet Use Survey will be administered by the U.S. Census Bureau as a supplement to the CPS. Data will be collected through personal visits and live telephone interviews using computer-assisted telephone interviewing and computer-assisted personal interviewing. III. Data IV. Request for Comments We are soliciting public comments to permit NTIA to: (a) Evaluate whether the proposed information collection is necessary for the proper functions of the Department, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) Evaluate the accuracy of our estimate of the time and cost burden for this proposed collection, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) Evaluate ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) Minimize the reporting burden on those who are to respond, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments that you submit in response to this notice are a matter of public record. We will include or summarize each comment in our request to OMB to approve this ICR. Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment—including your Frm 00006 personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you may ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Sheleen Dumas, Department PRA Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Commerce Department. [FR Doc. 2020–14545 Filed 7–6–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–60–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Telecommunications and Information Administration [Docket No. 200609–0154] OMB Control Number: 0660–0021. Form Number(s): None. Type of Review: Regular submission (Extension of a current information collection). Affected Public: Individuals and households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 54,000 households. Estimated Time per Response: 10 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 9,000. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. Legal Authority: 47 U.S.C. 902(b)(2)(M), (P). PO 00000 40625 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 RIN 0660–XC046 Promoting the Sharing of Supply Chain Security Risk Information Between Government and Communications Providers and Suppliers National Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice; extension of comment period. AGENCY: On June 12, 2020, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) published a Notice and Request for public comments on Section 8 of the Secure and Trusted Communications Network Act of 2019 (Act). Section 8 of the Act directs NTIA, in cooperation with other designated federal agencies, to establish a program to share supply chain security risk information with trusted providers of advanced communications service and suppliers of communications equipment or services. Through this Notice, NTIA is extending the comment deadline by 15 days from July 13, 2020, to July 28, 2020. SUMMARY: Comments must be received on or before July 28, 2020. ADDRESSES: Written comments may be submitted by email to supplychaininfo@ ntia.gov. Written comments also may be submitted by mail to the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Room 4725, Attn: Evelyn L. Remaley, Associate Administrator, Office of Policy Analysis and Development, Washington, DC 20230. Responders should include the name of the person or organization filing the comment, as well as a page number, on DATES: E:\FR\FM\07JYN1.SGM 07JYN1 jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES 40626 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 130 / Tuesday, July 7, 2020 / Notices each page of their submissions. All comments received are a part of the public record and will generally be posted to http://www.ntia.doc.gov/ without change. All personal identifying information (e.g., name, address) voluntarily submitted by the commenter may be publicly accessible. Do not submit Confidential Business Information or otherwise sensitive or protected information. NTIA will also accept anonymous comments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Megan Doscher, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Room 4725, Washington, DC 20230; telephone (202) 482–2503; mdoscher@ntia.gov. Please direct media inquiries to NTIA’s Office of Public Affairs, (202) 482–7002, or at press@ ntia.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 8 of the Secure and Trusted Communications Network Act of 2019 (Act) directs NTIA, in cooperation with the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), to establish a program to share ‘‘supply chain security risk’’ information with trusted providers of ‘‘advanced communications service’’ and suppliers of communications equipment or services. As part of that program, NTIA must ‘‘conduct regular briefings and other events’’ to share information with trusted providers and suppliers and ‘‘engage’’ with such providers and suppliers, particularly those that are small businesses or that primarily serve rural areas. NTIA must also develop, and submit to Congress, a plan for declassifying material, when feasible, and expediting and expanding the provision of security clearances to facilitate information sharing from the Federal government to trusted providers and suppliers. On June 12, 2020, NTIA published a Notice and Request for public comments seeking public comment on several key terms in the Act, as well as on steps that should be taken to best achieve the purposes of the Act. See NTIA, Notice; Request for public comments, Promoting the Sharing of Supply Chain Security Risk Information Between Government and Communications Providers and Suppliers, 85 FR 35919 (June 12, 2020), available at: https://www.ntia.gov/files/ ntia/publications/fr-rfc-promotingsharing-supply-chain-security-riskinformation.pdf. The original deadline for submission of comments was July VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:59 Jul 06, 2020 Jkt 250001 13, 2020. With today’s Notice, NTIA extends the comment deadline by 15 days until July 28, 2020. All other information in the June 12, 2020, Notice and Request for public comments remain unchanged. Dated: June 30, 2020. Kathy Smith, Chief Counsel, National Telecommunications and Information Administration. [FR Doc. 2020–14477 Filed 7–6–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–60–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION [Docket No. ED–2020–SCC–0107] Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and approval; Comment Request; Education Stabilization Fund— Reimagine Workforce Preparation Grants Office of Career, Technical and Adult Education, Department of Education (ED). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a new information collection. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before August 6, 2020. ADDRESSES: Written comments and recommendations for proposed information collection requests should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to www.reginfo.gov/public/ do/PRAMain. Find this particular information collection request by selecting ‘‘Department of Education’’ under ‘‘Currently Under Review,’’ then check ‘‘Only Show ICR for Public Comment’’ checkbox. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For specific questions related to collection activities, please contact Braden Goetz, 202–245–7405. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department of Education (ED), in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)), provides the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed, revised, and continuing collections of information. This helps the Department assess the impact of its information collection requirements and minimize the public’s reporting burden. It also helps the public understand the Department’s information collection requirements and provide the requested data in the desired format. ED is SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 soliciting comments on the proposed information collection request (ICR) that is described below. The Department of Education is especially interested in public comment addressing the following issues: (1) Is this collection necessary to the proper functions of the Department; (2) will this information be processed and used in a timely manner; (3) is the estimate of burden accurate; (4) how might the Department enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (5) how might the Department minimize the burden of this collection on the respondents, including through the use of information technology. Please note that written comments received in response to this notice will be considered public records. Title of Collection: Education Stabilization Fund—Reimagine Workforce Preparation Grants. OMB Control Number: 1830–NEW. Type of Review: New information collection. Respondents/Affected Public: State, Local or Tribal Governments. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 40. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 1,600. Abstract: This is a request for approval of an information collection which solicits applications for Education Stabilization Fund— Reimagine Workforce Preparation Grants (ESF–RWP), which is authorized by section 18001(a)(3) of Division B of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). The collection request includes a notice inviting applications and an accompanying application package. These documents set out the selection criteria used to assess the quality of applications and establish application requirements and the performance indicators on which grantees must report. This discretionary grant falls under the Streamlined Clearance Process for Discretionary Grant Information Collections, 1894–0001. Dated: June 30, 2020. Kate Mullan, PRA Coordinator, Strategic Collections and Clearance, Governance and Strategy Division, Office of Chief Data Officer, Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development. [FR Doc. 2020–14470 Filed 7–6–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P E:\FR\FM\07JYN1.SGM 07JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 130 (Tuesday, July 7, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 40625-40626]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-14477]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Telecommunications and Information Administration

[Docket No. 200609-0154]
RIN 0660-XC046


Promoting the Sharing of Supply Chain Security Risk Information 
Between Government and Communications Providers and Suppliers

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

ACTION: Notice; extension of comment period.

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SUMMARY: On June 12, 2020, the National Telecommunications and 
Information Administration (NTIA) published a Notice and Request for 
public comments on Section 8 of the Secure and Trusted Communications 
Network Act of 2019 (Act). Section 8 of the Act directs NTIA, in 
cooperation with other designated federal agencies, to establish a 
program to share supply chain security risk information with trusted 
providers of advanced communications service and suppliers of 
communications equipment or services. Through this Notice, NTIA is 
extending the comment deadline by 15 days from July 13, 2020, to July 
28, 2020.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before July 28, 2020.

ADDRESSES: Written comments may be submitted by email to 
[email protected]. Written comments also may be submitted by 
mail to the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, 
U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Room 4725, 
Attn: Evelyn L. Remaley, Associate Administrator, Office of Policy 
Analysis and Development, Washington, DC 20230. Responders should 
include the name of the person or organization filing the comment, as 
well as a page number, on

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each page of their submissions. All comments received are a part of the 
public record and will generally be posted to http://www.ntia.doc.gov/ 
without change. All personal identifying information (e.g., name, 
address) voluntarily submitted by the commenter may be publicly 
accessible. Do not submit Confidential Business Information or 
otherwise sensitive or protected information. NTIA will also accept 
anonymous comments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Megan Doscher, National 
Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Department of 
Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Room 4725, Washington, DC 20230; 
telephone (202) 482-2503; [email protected]. Please direct media 
inquiries to NTIA's Office of Public Affairs, (202) 482-7002, or at 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 8 of the Secure and Trusted 
Communications Network Act of 2019 (Act) directs NTIA, in cooperation 
with the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, the 
Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Federal Bureau of 
Investigation, and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), to 
establish a program to share ``supply chain security risk'' information 
with trusted providers of ``advanced communications service'' and 
suppliers of communications equipment or services. As part of that 
program, NTIA must ``conduct regular briefings and other events'' to 
share information with trusted providers and suppliers and ``engage'' 
with such providers and suppliers, particularly those that are small 
businesses or that primarily serve rural areas. NTIA must also develop, 
and submit to Congress, a plan for declassifying material, when 
feasible, and expediting and expanding the provision of security 
clearances to facilitate information sharing from the Federal 
government to trusted providers and suppliers. On June 12, 2020, NTIA 
published a Notice and Request for public comments seeking public 
comment on several key terms in the Act, as well as on steps that 
should be taken to best achieve the purposes of the Act. See NTIA, 
Notice; Request for public comments, Promoting the Sharing of Supply 
Chain Security Risk Information Between Government and Communications 
Providers and Suppliers, 85 FR 35919 (June 12, 2020), available at: 
https://www.ntia.gov/files/ntia/publications/fr-rfc-promoting-sharing-supply-chain-security-risk-information.pdf. The original deadline for 
submission of comments was July 13, 2020. With today's Notice, NTIA 
extends the comment deadline by 15 days until July 28, 2020. All other 
information in the June 12, 2020, Notice and Request for public 
comments remain unchanged.

    Dated: June 30, 2020.
Kathy Smith,
Chief Counsel, National Telecommunications and Information 
Administration.
[FR Doc. 2020-14477 Filed 7-6-20; 8:45 am]
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