NTIA 2020 Spectrum Policy Symposium, 53797-53798 [2020-18619]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 169 / Monday, August 31, 2020 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XA442] Marine Mammals; File No. 21476 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; receipt of application for permit amendment. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that Lars Bejder, Ph.D., University of Hawaii at Manoa, 46–007 Lilipuna Road, Kaneohe, HI 96744, has applied for an amendment to Scientific Research Permit No. 21476. DATES: Written, telefaxed, or email comments must be received on or before September 30, 2020. ADDRESSES: The application and related documents are available for review by selecting ‘‘Records Open for Public Comment’’ from the ‘‘Features’’ box on the Applications and Permits for Protected Species (APPS) home page, https://apps.nmfs.noaa.gov, and then selecting File No. 21476 from the list of available applications. 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The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), U.S. Department of Commerce, will host a virtual, online symposium on September 22, 2020, focusing on national spectrum policy development and the evolution of new techniques and technologies for federal spectrum management including spectrum sharing. DATES: The symposium will be held on September 22, 2020, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). ADDRESSES: The symposium will be held online and will be accessible from NTIA’s public website, https:// www.ntia.gov/other-publication/2020/ 2020-spectrum-policy-symposiumwebcast. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Alden, Telecommunications Specialist, Office of Spectrum Management, NTIA, at (202) 482–8046 or spectrumsymposium@ntia.gov. Please direct media inquiries to NTIA’s Office of Public Affairs, (202) 482–7002; email: press@ntia.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NTIA serves as the president’s principal advisor on telecommunications policies pertaining to the nation’s economic and technological advancement and establishes policies concerning use of the radio spectrum by federal agencies. See 47 U.S.C. 902(b)(2)(D). NTIA is hosting a symposium that will focus on developing, implementing and maintaining sustainable, national spectrum policies and spectrum management techniques that will enable the United States to strengthen its global leadership role in the introduction of wireless telecommunications technology, services, and innovation, while also supporting the expansion of existing technologies and the nation’s homeland security, national defense, and other critical government missions. Speakers are expected to include representatives of the Department of Commerce, the Executive Office of the President, the U.S. Congress, Executive Branch agencies, and private sector and other non-government organizations. Prior to the event, NTIA will post a detailed agenda on its website at: https://www.ntia.gov/other-publication/ 2020/2020-spectrum-policy-symposiumwebcast. The symposium is open to the public and members of the press. NTIA asks registrants to provide their first and last names, email addresses, and their organization (optional) for both SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\31AUN1.SGM 31AUN1 53798 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 169 / Monday, August 31, 2020 / Notices registration purposes and to receive updates on the symposium. Registration information, the agenda, and meeting updates, if any, and other relevant documents will be available on NTIA’s website at: https://www.ntia.gov/otherpublication/2020/2020-spectrum-policysymposium-webcast. Individuals requiring accommodations, such as sign language interpretation or other ancillary aids, should notify Mr. Alden at the contact information listed above at least ten (10) business days before the event. Dated: August 20, 2020. Kathy D. 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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 169 (Monday, August 31, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 53797-53798]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-18619]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Telecommunications and Information Administration


NTIA 2020 Spectrum Policy Symposium

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

ACTION: Notice of public meeting.

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SUMMARY: The National Telecommunications and Information Administration 
(NTIA), U.S. Department of Commerce, will host a virtual, online 
symposium on September 22, 2020, focusing on national spectrum policy 
development and the evolution of new techniques and technologies for 
federal spectrum management including spectrum sharing.

DATES: The symposium will be held on September 22, 2020, from 8:30 a.m. 
to 12:00 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).

ADDRESSES: The symposium will be held online and will be accessible 
from NTIA's public website, https://www.ntia.gov/other-publication/2020/2020-spectrum-policy-symposium-webcast.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Alden, Telecommunications 
Specialist, Office of Spectrum Management, NTIA, at (202) 482-8046 or 
[email protected]. Please direct media inquiries to NTIA's 
Office of Public Affairs, (202) 482-7002; email: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NTIA serves as the president's principal 
advisor on telecommunications policies pertaining to the nation's 
economic and technological advancement and establishes policies 
concerning use of the radio spectrum by federal agencies. See 47 U.S.C. 
902(b)(2)(D). NTIA is hosting a symposium that will focus on 
developing, implementing and maintaining sustainable, national spectrum 
policies and spectrum management techniques that will enable the United 
States to strengthen its global leadership role in the introduction of 
wireless telecommunications technology, services, and innovation, while 
also supporting the expansion of existing technologies and the nation's 
homeland security, national defense, and other critical government 
missions.
    Speakers are expected to include representatives of the Department 
of Commerce, the Executive Office of the President, the U.S. Congress, 
Executive Branch agencies, and private sector and other non-government 
organizations. Prior to the event, NTIA will post a detailed agenda on 
its website at: https://www.ntia.gov/other-publication/2020/2020-spectrum-policy-symposium-webcast.
    The symposium is open to the public and members of the press. NTIA 
asks registrants to provide their first and last names, email 
addresses, and their organization (optional) for both

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registration purposes and to receive updates on the symposium. 
Registration information, the agenda, and meeting updates, if any, and 
other relevant documents will be available on NTIA's website at: 
https://www.ntia.gov/other-publication/2020/2020-spectrum-policy-symposium-webcast.
    Individuals requiring accommodations, such as sign language 
interpretation or other ancillary aids, should notify Mr. Alden at the 
contact information listed above at least ten (10) business days before 
the event.

    Dated: August 20, 2020.
Kathy D. Smith,
Chief Counsel, National Telecommunications and Information 
Administration.
[FR Doc. 2020-18619 Filed 8-28-20; 8:45 am]
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