National Telecommunications and Information Administration 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Extension of Comment Period for Public Comments on Department of Commerce Green Paper, Copyright Policy, Creativity, and Innovation in the Digital Economy
Document Number: 2013-30690
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, United States Patent and Trademark Office
On October 3, 2013, the Department of Commerce's Internet Policy Task Force (Task Force) published a notice of public meeting and a request for public comments on five separate copyright policy issues critical to economic growth, job creation, and cultural development that were identified in the Department's Green Paper on Copyright Policy, Creativity, and Innovation in the Digital Economy (Green Paper). The purpose of this notice is to announce an extension of the period for filing post-meeting comments.
Multistakeholder Process To Develop Consumer Data Privacy Code of Conduct Concerning Facial Recognition Technology
Document Number: 2013-29157
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) will convene meetings of a privacy multistakeholder process concerning the commercial use of facial recognition technology. This Notice announces the meetings to be held in February, March, April, May, and June 2014. The first meeting is scheduled for February 6, 2014.
First Responder Network Authority Board Meeting
Document Number: 2013-28936
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-03
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The Board of the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) will convene an open public meeting on December 17, 2013.
First Responder Network Authority Board Meeting
Document Number: 2013-28935
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-03
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The Board of the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) will convene open public meetings of the Board Committees on December 16, 2013.
Membership of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration's Performance Review Board
Document Number: 2013-27077
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 4314(c)(4), the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), Department of Commerce (DOC), announce the appointment of those individuals who have been selected to serve as members of NTIA's Performance Review Board. The Performance Review Board is responsible for (1) reviewing performance appraisals and rating of Senior Executive Service (SES) members and (2) making recommendations to the appointing authority on other performance management issues, such as pay adjustments, bonuses and Presidential Rank Awards for SES members. The appointment of these members to the Performance Review Board will be for a period of twenty- four (24) months.
Request for Comments on Department of Commerce Green Paper, Copyright Policy, Creativity, and Innovation in the Digital Economy
Document Number: 2013-26487
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, United States Patent and Trademark Office
On October 3, 2013, the Department of Commerce's Internet Policy Task Force (Task Force) published a notice of public meeting and a request for public comments on five issues critical to economic growth, job creation, and cultural development that were identified in the Department's Green Paper on Copyright Policy, Creativity, and Innovation in the Digital Economy (Green Paper). The purpose of this notice is to announce a change in the date of the public meeting and additional opportunities for the submission of public comments. The public meeting (previously scheduled for October 30, 2013) will now be held on December 12, 2013. The deadline for the submission of pre- meeting comments is November 13, 2013. Post-meeting comments are due on or before January 10, 2014.
Innovative Spectrum Sharing Technology Day Event
Document Number: 2013-25391
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-10-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), with the support of the National Coordination Office of the Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) program, will co-host the Innovative Spectrum Sharing Technology Day on November 5, 2013. The Technology Day will showcase advances in spectrum sharing and other innovations and initiatives aimed at satisfying the nation's surging demand for wireless services, devices and applications. The event will be open to the public and will provide policy-makers, researchers, industry stakeholders, and federal agency representatives the opportunity to witness live demonstrations of innovative wireless technologies and applications. President Obama, supported by the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, has focused on the use of spectrum sharing technology innovations to enhance spectrum efficiency and to expedite commercial access to spectrum bands where technically and economically feasible.
Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2013-25389
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-10-28
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 on spectrum management policy matters.
Meeting To Discuss Lessons Learned From Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee Working Group Process
Document Number: 2013-25388
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-10-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) will convene a meeting on December 13, 2013 to discuss ``lessons learned'' from NTIA's Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee (CSMAC or Committee) Working Group process.
First Responder Network Authority Board Special Meeting
Document Number: 2013-24800
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-10-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The Board of the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) will hold a Special Meeting via telephone conference (teleconference) on October 25, 2013.
Request for Comments on Department of Commerce Green Paper, Copyright Policy, Creativity, and Innovation in the Digital Economy
Document Number: 2013-24309
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-10-03
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, United States Patent and Trademark Office
Consistent with the Department of Commerce's Internet Policy Task Force (Task Force) Green Paper on Copyright Policy, Creativity, and Innovation in the Digital Economy (Green Paper) released on July 31, 2013, the Task Force seeks public comment from all interested stakeholders on the following copyright policy issues critical to economic growth, job creation, and cultural development: The legal framework for the creation of remixes; the relevance and scope of the first sale doctrine in the digital environment; the appropriate calibration of statutory damages in the contexts of individual file sharers and of secondary liability for large-scale infringement; whether and how the government can facilitate the further development of a robust online licensing environment; and establishing a multistakeholder dialogue on improving the operation of the notice and takedown system for removing infringing content from the Internet under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). The Task Force will also hold an initial public meeting on October 30, 2013, to discuss these topics.
Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee, Call for Applications
Document Number: 2013-24087
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-10-02
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 a two-year term. The CSMAC provides advice to the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information on a broad range of issues regarding spectrum management and policy.
First Responder Network Authority Board Meeting
Document Number: 2013-22946
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) will convene an open public meeting of the Board of the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet).
First Responder Network Authority Board Meeting
Document Number: 2013-22763
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The Board of the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) will hold a Special Board meeting via teleconference on September 23, 2013.
Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2013-22682
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-18
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 on spectrum management policy matters.
ConnectED Workshop
Document Number: 2013-22087
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-11
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) will convene a meeting of stakeholders from the education, technology, and government sectors to share ideas, discuss policies, and consider promising strategies for achieving the President's goal of connecting virtually all K-12 students in the United States to next- generation broadband. This Notice announces that the ConnectED Workshop will be held on October 7, 2013.
First Responder Network Authority Board Special Review Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2013-21865
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) Board Special Review Committee will hold a Special Meeting via telephone conference (teleconference) on September 12, 2013.
First Responder Network Authority Board Special Meeting
Document Number: 2013-21351
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-03
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The Board of the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) will hold a Special Meeting via telephone conference (teleconference) on September 5, 2013.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; BroadbandMatch Web Site Tool
Document Number: 2013-21293
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-03
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.
Revision to the Manual of Regulations and Procedures for Federal Radio Frequency Management
Document Number: 2013-20413
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-08-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) is making certain changes to its regulations, which relate to the public availability of the Manual of Regulations and Procedures for Federal Radio Frequency Management (NTIA Manual). Specifically, NTIA is releasing a new edition of the NTIA Manual, which Federal agencies must comply with when requesting use of radio frequency spectrum.
Common Format for Federal Entity Transition Plans
Document Number: 2013-20149
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) issues this Notice of Inquiry (NOI) to seek public input on a common format for transition plans to be developed by federal entities to facilitate the relocation of, and spectrum sharing with, U.S. Government stations in spectrum bands reallocated from federal use to non-federal use, or to shared use, and auctioned by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Pursuant to Section 923(h)(1) of Title 47 of the U.S. Code, NTIA will specify, after public input, a common format for all affected federal entities to follow in preparing transition plans for the eligible frequencies in the 1695-1710 MHz and 1755-1780 MHz bands.
Spectrum Monitoring Pilot Program
Document Number: 2013-20148
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
In his June 2013 Executive Memorandum on Expanding America's Leadership in Wireless Innovation, President Obama directed the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) to design and conduct a pilot program to monitor spectrum usage in real time in selected communities throughout the country. NTIA's budget request to Congress for fiscal year (FY) 2014 seeks an initial $7.5 million research and development investment for a two-year pilot program to determine the benefits of an automated spectrum measurement and data collection system to better analyze actual spectrum usage. NTIA issues this Notice of Inquiry (NOI) to seek public comment on this proposed spectrum monitoring pilot program that, if funded, would develop and deploy a prototype system to monitor spectrum usage in up to ten metropolitan areas throughout the United States. The NOI requests input from all interested stakeholders on the measurement system's design, features, deployment options, operational parameters, expected utility, potential benefits, and other issues. Subject to the availability of funds, NTIA will design, develop, validate, and field this prototype system and evaluate whether a more comprehensive monitoring program would create additional opportunities for more efficient spectrum access through, for example, increased and more dynamic sharing. NTIA intends to use the input received in response to this NOI to help design and implement the spectrum monitoring program.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; NTIA/FCC Web-based Frequency Coordination System
Document Number: 2013-19674
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on this proposed information, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)).
Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2013-19505
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-13
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 on spectrum management policy matters.
Multistakeholder Meeting To Develop Consumer Data Privacy Code of Conduct Concerning Mobile Application Transparency
Document Number: 2013-19304
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) will convene a meeting to discuss ``lessons learned'' from NTIA's first privacy multistakeholder process. This Notice announces that the meeting will be held on August 29, 2013.
First Responder Network Authority Board Special Meeting
Document Number: 2013-15131
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-06-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The Board of the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) will hold a Special Meeting via telephone conference (teleconference) on June 27, 2013.
Multistakeholder Meeting To Develop Consumer Data Privacy Code of Conduct Concerning Mobile Application Transparency
Document Number: 2013-13843
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-06-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) will convene a meeting of a privacy multistakeholder process concerning mobile application transparency. This Notice announces the meeting to be held on July 9, 2013.
Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2013-13840
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-06-12
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 on spectrum management policy matters.
Recruitment of First Responder Network Authority Board of Directors
Document Number: 2013-13073
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-06-03
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) as part of its annual process to seek expressions of interest from individuals who would like to serve on the FirstNet Board.\1\ When the Acting Secretary of Commerce made the initial appointments to the Board last August 20, 2012, by law, four of the 12 appointments of non-permanent members were for one-year terms.\2\ While the Secretary of Commerce has the discretion to reappoint individuals to serve on the FirstNet Board provided they have not served two consecutive full three-year terms,\3\ NTIA issues this Notice in case the Secretary will need to fill any vacancies on the Board at the time the one-year terms expire on August 19, 2013. Expressions of interest for appointment to the FirstNet Board will be accepted until June 14, 2013.
First Responder Network Authority Board Special Meeting
Document Number: 2013-10663
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The Board of the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) will hold a Special Meeting via telephone conference (teleconference) on May 8, 2013.
Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2013-09235
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-19
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 on spectrum management policy matters.
First Responder Network Authority Board Meeting
Document Number: 2013-07877
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) will convene an open public meeting of the Board of the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet).
Multistakeholder Meetings To Develop Consumer Data Privacy Code of Conduct Concerning Mobile Application Transparency
Document Number: 2013-07426
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-01
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) will convene meetings of a privacy multistakeholder process concerning mobile application transparency. This Notice announces the meetings to be held in April, May, and June 2013.
Incentives To Adopt Improved Cybersecurity Practices
Document Number: 2013-07234
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, Office of the Secretary
The President has directed the Secretary of Commerce to evaluate a set of incentives designed to promote participation in a voluntary program to be established by the Secretary of Homeland Security to support the adoption by owners and operators of critical infrastructure and other interested entities of the Cybersecurity Framework being developed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The evaluation will include analysis of the benefits and relative effectiveness of such incentives, and whether the incentives would require legislation or can be provided under existing law and authorities to participants in the Program. The Department of Commerce (Department) will use input received in response to this Notice to inform its recommendations, which will focus on incentives for critical infrastructure owners. In addition, the Department may use this input to develop a broader set of recommendations that apply to U.S. industry as a whole.
First Responder Network Authority Board Special Meeting
Document Number: 2013-05527
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-11
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The Board of the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) will hold a Special Meeting via telephone conference (teleconference) on March 18, 2013.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; State and Local Implementation Grant Program Application Documentation and Reporting Requirements
Document Number: 2013-03091
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-12
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.
Renewal and Revision of a Previously Approved Information Collection; Comment Request; State Broadband Data and Development Grant Program
Document Number: 2013-02713
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-07
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 comment on continuing and revising this information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)).
Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2013-02246
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-04
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 on spectrum management policy matters.
Country Code Top-Level Domain (ccTLD) for the United States; Policies and Requirements; Comments Request
Document Number: 2013-02058
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The United States Department of Commerce's (Department) National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) administers the contract for the country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for the United States, ``.us'' (usTLD). The current contract expires on August 31, 2013. Given the expiration date of this contract, NTIA is seeking input from interested parties on the policies and requirements that should govern the usTLD. NTIA will utilize the comments received in response to this Notice in the procurement process leading to the award of a new usTLD contract.
First Responder Network Authority Board Meeting
Document Number: 2013-01568
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
This notice provides additional information regarding the public meeting of the Board of the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) to be held on February 12, 2013.
Relocation of and Spectrum Sharing by Federal Government Stations-Technical Panel and Dispute Resolution Boards
Document Number: 2013-01564
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-01-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) adopts regulations governing the Technical Panel and dispute resolution process established by Congress to facilitate the relocation of, and spectrum sharing with, U.S. Government stations in spectrum bands reallocated from Federal use to non-Federal use or to shared use. This action is necessary to ensure the timely relocation of Federal entities' spectrum-related operations and, where applicable, the timely implementation of arrangements for the sharing of radio frequencies. Specifically, this action implements certain additions and modifications to the NTIA Organization Act as amended by the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 (the Tax Relief Act). As required by the Tax Relief Act, this rule has been reviewed and approved by the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).
First Responder Network Authority Board Meeting
Document Number: 2013-00501
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
This notice announces an open public meeting of the Board of the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet).