National Telecommunications and Information Administration – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; NTIA/FCC Web-Based Frequency Coordination System
Document Number: 2020-03355
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2019-28484
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
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 the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) on spectrum management policy matters.
First Responder Network Authority Combined Committee and Board Meeting
Document Number: 2019-25483
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The Board of the FirstNet Authority (Board) will convene an open public meeting of the Board and the Board Committees on December 5, 2019.
Multistakeholder Process on Promoting Software Component Transparency
Document Number: 2019-22953
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) will convene a meeting of a multistakeholder process on promoting software component transparency on November 18, 2019.
Membership of the Performance Review Board
Document Number: 2019-21987
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration, Minority Business Development Agency, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, Bureau of Industry and Security
The EDA, NTIA, BIS and MBDA, Department of Commerce (DOC), announce the appointment of those individuals who have been selected to serve as members of the Performance Review Board. The Performance Review Board is responsible for reviewing performance appraisals and ratings of Senior Executive Service (SES) members and Senior Level (SL) members and making recommendations to the appointing authority on other performance management issues, such as pay adjustments, bonuses and Presidential Rank Awards for SES and SL members. The appointment of these members to the Performance Review Board will be for a period of twenty-four (24) months.
Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2019-19653
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-11
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
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 the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) on spectrum management policy matters.
First Responder Network Authority Combined Committee and Board Meeting
Document Number: 2019-19182
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The Board of the FirstNet Authority (Board) will convene an open public meeting of the Board and the Board Committees on September 18, 2019.
Nevada Broadband Workshop
Document Number: 2019-17958
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration's (NTIA) BroadbandUSA Program will host a Broadband Workshop in Reno, Nevada on September 27, 2019. The purpose of the Workshop is to engage the public and stakeholders with information to accelerate broadband connectivity, improve digital inclusion, and support local priorities. The Workshop will provide information on topics including local broadband planning, funding, and engagement with service providers. Speakers and attendees from Nevada, federal agencies, and across the country will come together to explore ways to facilitate the expansion of broadband capacity, access, and utilization.
NTIA 2019 Spectrum Policy Symposium
Document Number: 2019-17331
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), U.S. Department of Commerce, will host a symposium on September 10, 2019, focusing on the development and implementation of a National Spectrum Strategy, pursuant to the Presidential Memorandum, released on October 25, 2018, on ``Developing a Sustainable Spectrum Strategy for America's Future.''
First Responder Network Authority Finance Committee and Board Meeting
Document Number: 2019-16997
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The Board of the First Responder Network Authority (``FirstNet Authority Board'') will convene a meeting of the FirstNet Authority Board and the Finance Committee of the FirstNet Authority Board (``Finance Committee'') that will be open to the public via teleconference and WebEx on August 15, 2019.
Multistakeholder Process on Promoting Software Component Transparency
Document Number: 2019-16891
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) will convene a meeting of a multistakeholder process on promoting software component transparency on September 5, 2019.
BroadbandUSA Webinar Series
Document Number: 2019-16890
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), as part of its BroadbandUSA program, promotes innovation and economic growth by supporting efforts to expand broadband access and meaningful use across America. BroadbandUSA serves local and state governments, industry and nonprofits that seek to expand broadband connectivity and promote digital inclusion. BroadbandUSA will host a series of webinars on a monthly basis to engage the public and stakeholders with information to accelerate broadband connectivity, improve digital inclusion, strengthen policies and support local priorities. The Practical Broadband Conversations webinar series will provide an ongoing source of information on a range of topics and issues being addressed by BroadbandUSA, including but not limited to best practices for improving broadband deployment, digital inclusion, workforce skills, smart communities, and economic development.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2019-15809
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
First Responder Network Authority Combined Committee and Board Meeting
Document Number: 2019-12536
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-06-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The Board of the First Responder Network Authority (Board) will convene an open public meeting of the Board and the Board Committees on June 26, 2019.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2019-10506
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; State and Local Implementation Grant Program 2.0 Closeout Documentation
Document Number: 2019-09766
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Multistakeholder Process on Promoting Software Component Transparency
Document Number: 2019-06211
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-01
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) will convene a meeting of a multistakeholder process on promoting software component transparency on April 11, 2019.
Notice of Third Public Meeting on Developing the Digital Marketplace for Copyrighted Works
Document Number: 2019-05116
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-03-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, Patent and Trademark Office
The Department of Commerce's internet Policy Task Force (Task Force) will hold a conference at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) facility in Alexandria, Virginia, on March 28, 2019, to discuss current initiatives and technologies used to develop a more robust and collaborative digital marketplace for copyrighted works. In the previous public comments and meetings, the Task Force heard from stakeholders that the government can play a useful role by facilitating dialogues between and among industry sectors and by convening stakeholder groups to make recommendations on specific issues. Based on this feedback, the Task Force is organizing this meeting to build on the work of the prior meetings and continue to facilitate constructive, cross-industry dialogue about ways to promote a robust and collaborative online marketplace for copyrighted works.
Recruitment of First Responder Network Authority Board Members
Document Number: 2019-05076
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-03-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) issues this Notice on behalf of the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) to initiate the annual process to seek expressions of interest from individuals who would like to serve on the FirstNet Board. One of the 12 appointments of nonpermanent members to the FirstNet Board will expire in August 2019. NTIA issues this Notice to obtain expressions of interest in being appointed by the Secretary to the FirstNet Board.
First Responder Network Authority Combined Committee and Board Meeting
Document Number: 2019-04192
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-03-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The Board of the First Responder Network Authority (Board) will convene an open public meeting of the Board and the Board Committees on March 20, 2019.
Developing a Sustainable Spectrum Strategy for America's Future
Document Number: 2018-27690
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
On behalf of the U.S. Secretary of Commerce, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) requests comments from interested parties with regard to development of a comprehensive, long-term national spectrum strategy. NTIA seeks broad input from interested stakeholders, including private industry, academia, civil society, and other experts.
First Responder Network Authority Combined Committee and Board Meeting
Document Number: 2018-26600
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-11
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The Board of the First Responder Network Authority (Board) will convene an open public meeting of the Board and the Board Committees on December 13, 2018.
Nevada Broadband Workshop
Document Number: 2018-25008
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration's (NTIA) BroadbandUSA Program will host a Broadband Workshop in Carson City, Nevada on January 11, 2019. The purpose of the Workshop is to engage the public and stakeholders with information to accelerate broadband connectivity, improve digital inclusion, and support local priorities. The Workshop will provide information on topics including local broadband planning, funding, and engagement with service providers. Speakers and attendees from Nevada, federal agencies, and across the country will come together to explore ways to facilitate the expansion of broadband capacity, access, and utilization.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Broadband Availability Data
Document Number: 2018-23296
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The U.S. Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the proposed information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Multistakeholder Process on Promoting Software Component Transparency
Document Number: 2018-22872
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) will convene a meeting of a multistakeholder process on promoting software component transparency on November 6, 2018.
Developing the Administration's Approach to Consumer Privacy
Document Number: 2018-22041
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-11
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
On September 26, 2018, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) on behalf of the U.S. Department of Commerce published a notice and request for public comments on ways to advance consumer privacy while protecting prosperity and innovation. Through this notice, NTIA is extending the deadline for comments from October 26, 2018, until November 9, 2018.
Membership of the Performance Review Board for EDA, NTIA, BIS and MBDA
Document Number: 2018-21526
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-03
Agency: Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration, Minority Business Development Agency, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, Bureau of Industry and Security
The EDA, NTIA, BIS and MBDA, Department of Commerce (DOC), announce the appointment of those individuals who have been selected to serve as members of the Performance Review Board.
BroadbandUSA Webinar Series
Document Number: 2018-21151
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), as part of its BroadbandUSA program, announced a series of webinars to engage the public and stakeholders with information to accelerate broadband connectivity, improve digital inclusion, strengthen policies and support local priorities in a notice published on July 17, 2018. This notice provides new dates for the November 2018 and December 2018 webinars.
Developing the Administration's Approach to Consumer Privacy
Document Number: 2018-20941
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
On behalf of the U.S. Department of Commerce, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) is requesting comments on ways to advance consumer privacy while protecting prosperity and innovation. NTIA is seeking public comments on a proposed approach to this task that lays out a set of user-centric privacy outcomes that underpin the protections that should be produced by any Federal actions on consumer-privacy policy, and a set of high- level goals that describe the outlines of the ecosystem that should be created to provide those protections.
911 Grant Program
Document Number: 2018-17423
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-08-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
On August 3, 2018, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) published a final rule that revised the implementing regulations for the 911 Grant Program, as a result of the enactment of the Next Generation 911 (NG911) Advancement Act of 2012. This document corrects numbering errors in the regulatory text.
Withdrawal of Notice of Intent To Prepare Supplemental Environmental Impact Statements and Amendment of Record of Decisions for Programmatic Environmental Impact Statements
Document Number: 2018-17225
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet Authority) is (1) withdrawing its Notice of Intent to Prepare Supplemental Programmatic Environmental Impact Statements (SPEISs) and Conduct Scoping for the Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network (NPSBN), and (2) amending five (5) records of decision to remove the references to the FirstNet Authority's intent to prepare the SPEISs.
First Responder Network Authority Combined Committee and Board Meeting
Document Number: 2018-16912
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The Board of the First Responder Network Authority (``FirstNet Authority Board'') will convene a meeting of the FirstNet Authority Board and the Committees of the FirstNet Authority Board (``Board Committees'') that will be open to the public via teleconference and WebEx on August 13, 2018.
911 Grant Program
Document Number: 2018-16567
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-08-03
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This action revises the implementing regulations for the 911 Grant Program, as a result of the enactment of the Next Generation 911 (NG911) Advancement Act of 2012. The 911 Grant Program provides grants to improve 911 services, E-911 services, and NG911 services and applications.
Virginia Broadband Summit
Document Number: 2018-16157
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration's (NTIA) BroadbandUSA Program, in partnership with the Center for Innovative Technology (CIT), will host the Virginia Broadband Summit in Roanoke, Virginia on October 30, 2018. The purpose of the Summit is to engage the public and stakeholders with information to accelerate broadband connectivity, improve digital inclusion, and support local priorities. The Summit will provide information on topics including local broadband planning, funding and engagement with service providers. Speakers and attendees from Virginia, federal agencies and across the country will come together to explore ways to facilitate the expansion of broadband capacity, access, and utilization.
BroadbandUSA Webinar Series
Document Number: 2018-15160
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), as part of its BroadbandUSA program, will host a series of webinars on a monthly basis to engage the public and stakeholders with information to accelerate broadband connectivity, improve digital inclusion, strengthen policies and support local priorities. The Practical Broadband Conversations webinar series will provide an ongoing source of information on a range of topics and issues being addressed by BroadbandUSA, including but not limited to best practices for improving broadband deployment, digital inclusion, workforce skills, and e-government.
Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2018-13238
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-06-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
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 the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) on spectrum management policy matters.
Revision to the Manual of Regulations and Procedures for Federal Radio Frequency Management
Document Number: 2018-12790
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-06-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) is making certain changes to its regulations relating to the public availability of the Manual of Regulations and Procedures for Federal Radio Frequency Management (NTIA Manual). Specifically, NTIA is releasing an update to the current edition of the NTIA Manual, with which federal agencies must comply when requesting use of radio frequency spectrum. NTIA is making changes to the regulatory text to comply with the Incorporation by Reference formatting structure.
First Responder Network Authority Combined Committee and Board Meeting
Document Number: 2018-12816
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-06-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The Board of the First Responder Network Authority (``FirstNet Authority Board'') will convene a meeting of the FirstNet Authority Board and the Committees of the Board of the First Responder Network Authority (``Board Committees'') that will be open to the public via teleconference and WebEx on June 20, 2018.
International Internet Policy Priorities
Document Number: 2018-12613
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-06-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
In response to requests for additional time, the Department of Commerce is extending the closing deadline for submitting comments to a request for public comments entitled ``International Internet Policy Priorities'' published in the Federal Register on June 5, 2018. Through this notice, the Department extends the comment period to July 17, 2018.
Multistakeholder Process on Promoting Software Component Transparency
Document Number: 2018-12261
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-06-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) will convene meetings of a multistakeholder process on promoting software component transparency. This Notice announces the first meeting, which is scheduled for July 19, 2018.
International internet Policy Priorities
Document Number: 2018-12075
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-06-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
Recognizing the vital importance of the internet and digital communications to U.S. innovation, prosperity, education, and civic and cultural life, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) of the U.S. Department of Commerce has made it a top priority to encourage growth and innovation for the internet and internet-enabled economy. Towards that end, NTIA is seeking comments and recommendations from all interested stakeholders on its international internet policy priorities for 2018 and beyond. These comments will help inform NTIA to identify priority issues and help NTIA effectively leverage its resources and expertise to address those issues.
Improving the Quality and Accuracy of Broadband Availability Data
Document Number: 2018-11483
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-05-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), on behalf of the Department of Commerce (Department), is requesting comment on actions that can be taken to improve the quality and accuracy of broadband availability data, particularly in rural areas, as part of the activities directed by Congress in the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018. Through this Request for Comments (RFC), NTIA seeks input from a broad range of interested stakeholdersincluding private industry; academia; federal, state, and local government; not-for-profits; and other stakeholders with an interest in broadband availabilityon ways to improve the nation's ability to analyze broadband availability, with the intention of identifying gaps in broadband availability that can be used to improve policymaking and inform public investments.
NTIA 2018 Spectrum Policy Symposium
Document Number: 2018-09237
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-05-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), U.S. Department of Commerce, will host a symposium on June 12, 2018, focusing on the development and implementation of national spectrum policies to support continuing U.S. leadership and innovation in wireless telecommunications and other spectrum-dependent technologies.
Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2018-08225
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) is seeking applications from persons interested in serving on the Department of Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee (CSMAC or committee) for two-year terms. The CSMAC provides advice to the Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information and NTIA Administrator on spectrum policy matters.
Recruitment of First Responder Network Authority Board Members
Document Number: 2018-08224
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) issues this Notice on behalf of the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) to initiate the annual process to seek expressions of interest from individuals who would like to serve on the FirstNet Board. One of the 12 appointments of nonpermanent members to the FirstNet Board, expiring August 2019, is currently vacant. Additionally, four of the 12 appointments of nonpermanent members to the FirstNet Board expire in August 2018, creating a total of five available appointments to the FirstNet Board. NTIA issues this Notice to obtain expressions of interest in being selected by the Secretary to the FirstNet Board.
Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2018-06035
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
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 the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) on spectrum management policy matters.
First Responder Network Authority Combined Committee and Board Meeting
Document Number: 2018-04715
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The Board of the First Responder Network Authority (Board) will convene an open public meeting of the Board and the Board Committees on March 15, 2018.
First Responder Network Authority; Revised National Environmental Policy Act Procedures and Categorical Exclusions
Document Number: 2018-02020
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-01
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The First Responder Network Authority (``FirstNet'') publishes this notice of its final procedures for implementing the National Environmental Policy Act (``NEPA''). The final procedures include a revised list of, and replace, previously established categorical exclusions (``CEs'') and extraordinary circumstances.
Tennessee Broadband Summit Conference
Document Number: 2018-00689
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-01-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration's BroadbandUSA Program, in partnership with the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development, will host a Broadband Summit about ``Creating Partnerships to Ensure Access for All'' on March 20, 2018. Speakers and attendees from Tennessee, federal agencies, and across the country will come together to explore ways to increase broadband deployment and improve broadband adoption to advance their overarching business, social, economic, and community goals. This Summit will highlight the initiatives and outreach driven through the newly enacted Tennessee Broadband Accessibility Act, which promotes broadband deployment thorough grants to providers, tax credits, deregulation, and education.
Promoting Stakeholder Action Against Botnets and Other Automated Threats
Document Number: 2018-00322
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-01-11
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The Department of Commerce (Department) is requesting comment on a draft Report about actions to address automated and distributed threats to the digital ecosystem as part of the activity directed by Executive Order 13800, ``Strengthening the Cybersecurity of Federal Networks and Critical Infrastructure.'' Through this Notice, the Department seeks broad input and feedback from all interested stakeholdersincluding private industry, academia, civil society, and other security expertson this draft Report, its characterization of risks and the state of the ecosystem, the goals laid out, and the actions to further these goals.