Broadcasting Board of Governors 2014 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2014-29290
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-12
Agency: Broadcasting Board of Governors, Agencies and Commissions
The Broadcasting Board of Governors (Board) will be meeting at the time and location listed above. The Board will vote on a consent agenda consisting of the minutes of its October 30, 2014 meeting, a resolution honoring the 65th anniversary of Voice of America's Ukrainian Service, and a resolution honoring the fifth anniversary of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty's Radio Mashaal. The Board will receive a presentation providing an overview of the International Broadcasting Bureau. This meeting will also be available for public observation via streamed Webcast, both live and on-demand, on the agency's public Web site at www.bbg.gov. Information regarding this meeting, including any updates or adjustments to its starting time, can also be found on the agency's public Web site. The public may also attend this meeting in person at the address listed above as seating capacity permits. Members of the public seeking to attend the meeting in person must register at http:// bbgboardmeetingdecember2014.eventbrite.com by 12:00 p.m. (EST) on December 17. For more information, please contact BBG Public Affairs at (202) 203-4400 or by email at pubaff@bbg.gov.
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2014-25841
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-29
Agency: Broadcasting Board of Governors, Agencies and Commissions
The members of the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) will meet in a special session to further discuss and consider the Fiscal Year 2016 budget. According to Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-11, Section 22.1, all agency budgetary materials and data are considered confidential prior to the President submitting a budget to Congress. In accordance with section 22.5 of Circular A-11, the BBG has determined that its meeting should be closed to public observation pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(9)(B). In accordance with the Government in the Sunshine Act and BBG policies, the meeting will be recorded and a transcript of the proceedings, subject to the redaction of information protected by 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(9)(B), will be made available to the public. The publicly- releasable transcript will be available for download at www.bbg.gov within 21 days of the date of the meeting. Information regarding member votes to close the meeting and expected attendees can also be found on the Agency's public Web site.
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2014-25381
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-24
Agency: Broadcasting Board of Governors, Agencies and Commissions
The Broadcasting Board of Governors (Board) will be meeting at the time and location listed above. The Board will vote on a consent agenda consisting of the minutes of its August 13, 2014 meeting and a resolution to propose Board meeting dates in 2015. The Board will consider establishing a new Board special committee on the future of the Voice of America. The Board will convene a panel discussion titled, ``What's the Secret to Media Brand Loyalty? Storytelling in the Digital Age.'' This meeting will also be available for public observation via streamed webcast, both live and on-demand, on the agency's public Web site at www.bbg.gov. Information regarding this meeting, including any updates or adjustments to its starting time, can also be found on the agency's public Web site. The public may also attend this meeting in person at the address listed above as seating capacity permits. Members of the public seeking to attend the meeting in person must register at https:// bbgboardmeetingoctober2014.eventbrite.com by 12:00 p.m. (EDT) on October 29. For more information, please contact BBG Public Affairs at (202) 203-4400 or by email at pubaff@bbg.gov.
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2014-22362
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-18
Agency: Broadcasting Board of Governors, Agencies and Commissions
The members of the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) will meet in a special session, to be conducted telephonically, to discuss the results of a search effort for potential candidates for the position the Chief Executive Officer of U.S. International Media. This meeting will be closed to public observation pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(6) in order to protect the privacy interests of candidates considered but not selected for the position. In accordance with the Government in the Sunshine Act and BBG policies, the meeting will be recorded and a transcript of the proceedings, subject to the redaction of information protected by 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(6), will be made available to the public. The publicly-releasable transcript will be available for download at www.bbg.gov within 21 days of the date of the meeting. Information regarding member votes to close the meeting and expected attendees can also be found on the Agency's public Web site.
Privacy Act of 1974; New System of Records
Document Number: 2014-22147
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-17
Agency: Broadcasting Board of Governors, Agencies and Commissions
BBG proposes to add a new financial and acquisition management system to its inventory of records system subject to the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 522a), as amended. The primary purpose of the system are: (a) To integrate program, budgetary, financial, travel, and procurement information; (b) To ensure that agency financial and procurement activities are in conformance with laws, existing rules and regulations, good business practices; (c) To maintain information at the proper account and/or organizational level for agency operations. This action is necessary to meet the requirement of the Privacy Act to publish in the Federal Register notice of the existence and character of records maintained by the agency (5 U.S.C. 522a(e)(4)).
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2014-20412
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-26
Agency: Broadcasting Board of Governors, Agencies and Commissions
The members of the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) will meet in a special session, to be conducted telephonically, to discuss and approve a budget submission for Fiscal Year 2016. According to Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-11, Section 22.1, all agency budgetary materials and data are considered confidential prior to the President submitting a budget to Congress. In accordance with section 22.5 of Circular A-11, the BBG has determined that its meeting should be closed to public observation pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(9)(B). In accordance with the Government in the Sunshine Act and BBG policies, the meeting will be recorded and a transcript of the proceedings, subject to the redaction of information protected by 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(9)(B), will be made available to the public. The publicly-releasable transcript will be available for download at www.bbg.gov within 21 days of the date of the meeting. Information regarding member votes to close the meeting and expected attendees can also be found on the Agency's public Web site.
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2014-18911
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-08
Agency: Broadcasting Board of Governors, Agencies and Commissions
The members of the Broadcasting Board of Governors (Board) will meet in a closed session to consider the appointment of the Director of Global Strategy for the Agency. This meeting will be closed to public observation pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(6) in order to protect the privacy interests of candidates considered but not selected for the position. In accordance with the Government in the Sunshine Act and BBG policies, the meeting will be recorded and a transcript of the proceedings, subject to the redaction of information protected by 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(6), will be made available to the public. The publicly- releasable transcript will be available for download at www.bbg.gov within 21 days of the date of the meeting. Information regarding member votes to close the meeting and expected attendees can also be found on the Agency's public Web site.
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2014-18910
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-08
Agency: Broadcasting Board of Governors, Agencies and Commissions
The Broadcasting Board of Governors (Board) will be meeting at the time and location listed above. The Board will vote on a consent agenda consisting of the minutes of its June 20, 2014 meeting and a resolution to change the BBG meeting date in October 2014. The Board will discuss and vote on FY 2015 regional strategies based on this year's strategy review and consider establishing new Board special committees. The Board will also receive a report by its Special Committee on the Future of Shortwave Broadcasting. Finally, the Board will receive a presentation providing an overview of Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty and engage in a conversation with the Deputy National Security Adviser for Strategic Communication. This meeting will also be available for public observation via streamed webcast, both live and on-demand, on the agency's public Web site at www.bbg.gov. Information regarding this meeting, including any updates or adjustments to its starting time, can also be found on the agency's public Web site. The public may also attend this meeting in person at the address listed above as seating capacity permits. Members of the public seeking to attend the meeting in person must register at https:// bbgboardmeetingaugust2014.eventbrite.com by 12:00 p.m. (EDT) on August 12. For more information, please contact BBG Public Affairs at (202) 203-4400 or by email at pubaff@bbg.gov.
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2014-15499
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-01
Agency: Broadcasting Board of Governors, Agencies and Commissions
Notice of Public Availability of the Broadcasting Board of Governors FY-2012 Service Contract Analysis and FY-2013 Service Contract Inventory
Document Number: 2014-15161
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-06-27
Agency: Broadcasting Board of Governors, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with Section 743 of Division C of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2010 (Pub. L. 111-117), the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) is publishing this notice to instruct the public of the availability of its FY-2012 Service Contract Analysis and FY 2013 Service Contract Inventory. They are available on the BBG Internet site at http://www.bbg.gov/about-the-agency/research- reports/other/bbg-service-contract-inventory/. The service contract inventory provides information on service contract actions over $25,000 made in FY-2013. The information is organized by function to show how contracted resources are distributed throughout the Agency. The inventory has been developed in accordance with guidance on service contract inventories issued on November 5, 2010 and on December 19, 2011 by the Office of Management and Budget, Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP).
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2014-14065
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-06-17
Agency: Broadcasting Board of Governors, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2014-14067
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-06-13
Agency: Broadcasting Board of Governors, Agencies and Commissions
The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) will be meeting at the time and location listed above. The Board will vote on a consent agenda consisting of the minutes of the April 11, 2014 meeting and a resolution honoring a former member for her service on the Board. The Board will also discuss and consider a resolution on Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty's Balkan Service. The BBG will receive a presentation providing an overview of the Office of Cuba Broadcasting and convene a panel to discuss the challenges and road to a Latin America democracy. This meeting will be available for public observation via streamed webcast, both live and on-demand, on the BBG's public Web site at www.bbg.gov. Information regarding this meeting, including any updates or adjustments to its starting time, can also be found on the Agency's public Web site. The public may also attend this meeting in person at the address listed above as seating capacity permits. Member of the public seeking to attend the meeting in person must register at http:// bbgboardmeetingjune2014.eventbrite.com by 12:00 p.m. (e.s.t.) on June 19. For more information regarding viewing the meeting online or attending it in person, please contact BBG Public Affairs at (202) 203- 4400 or by email at pubaff@bbg.gov.
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2014-08172
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-10
Agency: Broadcasting Board of Governors, Agencies and Commissions
The Broadcasting Board of Governors (Board) previously announced that it will be meeting at the time and location listed above. The subject matter of the meeting has been changed to add the discussion and consideration of two resolutions concerning U.S. international media strategy for Iran. The prompt and orderly conduct of business required this change and no earlier announcement was possible. This meeting will be available for public observation via streamed webcast, both live and on-demand, on the agency's public Web site at www.bbg.gov. Information regarding this meeting, including any updates or adjustments to its starting time, can also be found on the agency's public Web site. The public may also attend this meeting in person at the address listed above as seating capacity permits. Member of the public seeking to attend the meeting in person must register at https:// bbgboardmeetingapril2014.eventbrite.com by 12:00 p.m. (EDT) on April 10. For more information, please contact BBG Public Affairs at (202) 203-4400 or by email at pubaff@bbg.gov.
Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2014-07798
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-07
Agency: Broadcasting Board of Governors, Agencies and Commissions
The Broadcasting Board of Governors (Board) will be meeting at the time and location listed above. The Board will vote on a consent agenda consisting of the minutes of its February 25, 2014 meeting, a resolution for David Burke Distinguished Journalism Awards, a resolution for a Code of Conduct for the Board, an updated policy regarding non-disclosure of deliberative information, and a policy statement on the prohibition of harassment. The Board will discuss and vote on the recommendations of the Board's Special Committee on Internet Anti-Censorship. Finally, the Board will receive a presentation providing an overview of Radio Free Asia and convene a discussion panel on Internet Anti-Censorship efforts. This meeting will also be available for public observation via streamed webcast, both live and on-demand, on the agency's public Web site at www.bbg.gov. Information regarding this meeting, including any updates or adjustments to its starting time, can also be found on the agency's public Web site. The public may also attend this meeting in person at the address listed above as seating capacity permits. Member of the public seeking to attend the meeting in person must register at https:// bbgboardmeetingapril2014.eventbrite.com by 12 p.m. (EDT) on April 10. For more information, please contact BBG Public Affairs at (202) 203- 4400 or by email at pubaff@bbg.gov.
Proposed Information Collection Reinstatement; Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-06799
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-27
Agency: Broadcasting Board of Governors, Agencies and Commissions
The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites public comment on an information collection titled, ``Surveys and Other Audience Research for Radio and TV Marti.'' This request for comment is being made pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 [Pub. L. 104-13; 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)]. The information collection activity involved with this program is conducted pursuant to the mandate given to the BBG to provide for the broadcasting of accurate information to the people of Cuba, and other purposes, under Public Law 98-111, the Radio Broadcasting to Cuba Act, dated, October 4, 1983, and Public Law 101-246, dated, February 16, 1990.
Notice of Membership of SES Performance Review Board
Document Number: 2014-03707
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-21
Agency: Broadcasting Board of Governors, Agencies and Commissions
Title 5 United States Code, Section 4314, requires that notice of the appointment of an individual to serve as a member of a performance review board (PRB) shall be published in the Federal Register. The following individuals have been appointed to serve as members of the PRB for the Broadcasting Board of Governors: Carol Chan, Director of the Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance, U.S. Agency for International Development; Gil H. Harden, Assistant Inspector General for Audit, U.S. Department of Agriculture; and Steven Rickrode, Deputy Assistant Inspector General for Audit, U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2014-03736
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-20
Agency: Broadcasting Board of Governors, Agencies and Commissions
The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) will be meeting at the time and location listed above. The Board will vote on a consent agenda consisting of the minutes of the December 18, 2013 meeting and a resolution honoring the 10th anniversary of Alhurra. The BBG will also convene a panel to discuss how the U.S. is viewed through Arabic eyes and receive a presentation providing an overview of the Middle East Broadcasting Networks. This meeting will be available for public observation via streamed webcast, both live and on-demand, on the BBG's public Web site at www.bbg.gov. Information regarding this meeting, including any updates or adjustments to its starting time, can also be found on the Agency's public Web site. The public may also attend this meeting in person at the address listed above as seating capacity permits. Member of the public seeking to attend the meeting in person must register at https:// bbgboardmeetingfeb2014.eventbrite.com by 12:00 p.m. (EST) on February 24. For more information regarding viewing the meeting online or attending it in person, please contact BBG Public Affairs at (202) 203-4400 or by email at pubaff@bbg.gov.
Sunshine Act Meeting; Canceled
Document Number: 2014-03167
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-14
Agency: Broadcasting Board of Governors, Agencies and Commissions
The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) has canceled the telephonic meeting to discuss and approve the agency's Operating Plan for Fiscal Year 2014.
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2014-02700
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-06
Agency: Broadcasting Board of Governors, Agencies and Commissions
The members of the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) will meet in a special session, to be conducted telephonically, to discuss and approve the agency's Operating Plan for Fiscal Year 2014. The meeting will be available for public observation via a complete audio recording and a verbatim transcript of the meeting to be promptly posted on the BBG's public Web site at www.bbg.gov. Information regarding this meeting, including any updates or adjustments to its starting time, can also be found on the Agency's public Web site.
Proposed Information Collection Reinstatement; Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-01199
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-23
Agency: Broadcasting Board of Governors, Agencies and Commissions
The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites public comment on an information collection titled, ``Surveys and Other Audience Research for Radio and TV Marti.'' This request for comment is being made pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 [Pub. L. 104-13; 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)]. The information collection activity involved with this program is conducted pursuant to the mandate given to the BBG to provide for the broadcasting of accurate information to the people of Cuba, and other purposes, under Public Law 98-111, the Radio Broadcasting to Cuba Act, dated October 4, 1983, and Public Law 101-246, dated February 16, 1990.