National Telecommunications and Information Administration 2015 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Digital Economy Board of Advisors, Extension of Nomination Deadline
Document Number: 2015-32115
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
NTIA announces that the closing deadline for the submission of nominations for the Digital Economy Board of Advisors is extended to midnight Eastern Standard Time (EST) on January 12, 2016.
Proposed Scope of NTIA's Authority Regarding FirstNet Fees
Document Number: 2015-31516
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-12-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) publishes this notice of proposed rulemaking to request public comment as it develops rules related to its review and approval of fees imposed by the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) as authorized by the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 (the Act).
First Responder Network Authority; First Responder Network Authority Board Meetings
Document Number: 2015-30273
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-11-30
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 9, 2015, preceded by open public meetings of the Board Committees on December 8, 2015.
Digital Economy Board of Advisors, Establishment and Call for Nominations
Document Number: 2015-30226
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-11-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information announces the establishment of the Digital Economy Board of Advisors on behalf of the Secretary of Commerce. The Board will advise and provide recommendations to the Secretary, through the Assistant Secretary, on a broad range of issues concerning the digital economy and Internet policy. This Notice also requests nominations of individuals for membership on the Board.
Multistakeholder Process To Promote Collaboration on Vulnerability Research Disclosure
Document Number: 2015-29810
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-11-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
This notice announces a change in the location of a public meeting of the multistakeholder process concerning the collaboration between security researchers and software and system developers and owners to address security vulnerability disclosure.
Multistakeholder Process To Promote Collaboration on Vulnerability Research Disclosure
Document Number: 2015-28933
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-11-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) will convene a meeting of a multistakeholder process concerning the collaboration between security researchers and software and system developers and owners to address security vulnerability disclosure on December 2, 2015.
Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2015-28878
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-11-13
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 for Communications and Information and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) on spectrum management policy matters.
Final Interpretations of Parts of the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012
Document Number: 2015-26622
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The First Responder Network Authority (``FirstNet'') publishes this Notice to issue final interpretations of its enabling legislation that will inform, among other things, forthcoming requests for proposals, interpretive rules, and network policies. The purpose of this Notice is to provide stakeholders FirstNet's interpretations on many of the key preliminary interpretations presented in the proposed interpretations published on March 13, 2015.
First Responder Network Authority; Final Interpretations of Parts of the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012
Document Number: 2015-26621
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The First Responder Network Authority (``FirstNet'') publishes this Notice to issue final interpretations of its enabling legislation that will inform, among other things, forthcoming requests for proposals, interpretive rules, and network policies. The purpose of this Notice is to provide stakeholders FirstNet's interpretations on many of the key preliminary interpretations presented in the proposed interpretations published on September 24, 2014.
Membership of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration's Performance Review Board
Document Number: 2015-26575
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
In accordance with 5 U.S.C. Sec. 4314(c)(4), the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), Department of Commerce (DOC), announces 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.
Community Broadband Workshop
Document Number: 2015-25505
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), as part of its BroadbandUSA initiative will hold a one-day regional broadband Workshop, ``California Broadband Workshop,'' to help communities expand their broadband capacity and increase utilization of broadband. The Workshop will put forward best practices and lessons learned from network infrastructure build-outs and digital inclusion programs from California and surrounding states, including projects funded by NTIA's Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) and State Broadband Initiative (SBI) grant programs. It also will include access to regional policymakers, federal funders and industry providers. The California Broadband Workshop will also explore the impact of municipal networks on local and regional economic development and discuss effective business and public-private partnership models, as well as lessons learned in the implementation of networks, adoption and use of broadband.
First Responder Network Authority Board Meetings
Document Number: 2015-23391
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-17
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 October 2, 2015, preceded by open public meetings of the Board Committees on October 1, 2015.
Multistakeholder Process To Develop Best Practices for Privacy, Transparency, and Accountability Regarding Commercial and Private Use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems
Document Number: 2015-17206
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) will convene meetings of a multistakeholder process concerning privacy, transparency, and accountability issues regarding commercial and private use of unmanned aircraft systems. This Notice announces the meetings to be held in August, September, October, and November 2015. The first meeting is scheduled for August 3, 2015.
First Responder Network Authority; First Responder Network Authority Board Meetings
Document Number: 2015-11778
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-05-15
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 June 3, 2015, preceded by open public meetings of the Board Committees on June 2, 2015.
Multistakeholder Process To Develop Consumer Data Privacy Code of Conduct Concerning Facial Recognition Technology
Document Number: 2015-11548
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-05-13
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 the commercial use of facial recognition technology on June 11, 2015.
Stakeholder Engagement on Cybersecurity in the Digital Ecosystem
Document Number: 2015-11540
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-05-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The Department of Commerce Internet Policy Task Force (IPTF) announces that the closing deadline for submitting comments responsive to the May 18, 2015 request for public comments to identify substantive cybersecurity issues to be addressed by a multistakeholder process has been extended until 5:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) on Wednesday, May 27, 2015.
Broadband Opportunity Council Webinar
Document Number: 2015-10580
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-05-06
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Utilities Service, Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
In a request for comment (RFC) published in the Federal Register on April 29, 2015, the Departments of Agriculture and Commerce, which are co-chairing the Broadband Opportunity Council (Council), asked for public input on barriers that are hampering deployment of broadband, ways to promote public and private investment in broadband, challenges facing areas that lack access to broadband, and ways to measure broadband availability, adoption, and speed.\1\ To explain the RFC's purpose and objectives, and to allow an opportunity for members of the public to pose questions regarding the RFC, the Rural Utilities Service (RUS) and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) will host a webinar on May 20, 2015.
Further Proposed Interpretations of Parts of the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012
Document Number: 2015-10140
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-05-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The First Responder Network Authority (``FirstNet'') publishes this Third Notice to request public comment on certain proposed interpretations of its enabling legislation that will inform, among other things, consultation, forthcoming requests for proposals, interpretive rules, and network policies. This Third Notice responds to comments and further clarifies proposed interpretations related to the definition and scope of the term ``public safety entity'' as used in FirstNet's enabling legislation and as discussed in a previous FirstNet Notice published on September 24, 2014. With the benefit of the comments received from this Third Notice, FirstNet may proceed to implement these or other interpretations with or without further administrative procedure.
Broadband Opportunity Council Notice and Request for Comment
Document Number: 2015-09996
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-04-29
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Utilities Service, Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
In furtherance of the Presidential Memorandum entitled Expanding Broadband Deployment and Adoption by Addressing Regulatory Barriers and Encouraging Investment and Training, which established the Broadband Opportunity Council (Council), the Rural Utilities Service (RUS) and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) are requesting public comment to inform the deliberations of the Council.\1\ The Council's objectives are to: (i) Engage with industry and other stakeholders to understand ways the government can better support the needs of communities seeking to expand broadband access and adoption; (ii) identify regulatory barriers unduly impeding broadband deployment, adoption, or competition; (iii) survey and report back on existing programs that currently support or could be modified to support broadband competition, deployment, or adoption; and (iv) take all necessary actions to remove these barriers and realign existing programs to increase broadband competition, deployment, and adoption.\2\ We welcome input from all interested parties, including the stakeholder groups identified in the Presidential Memorandum.
Recruitment of First Responder Network Authority Board Members
Document Number: 2015-09527
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-04-23
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 the annual process to seek expressions of interest from individuals who would like to serve on the FirstNet Board.\1\ Four of the 12 appointments of non-permanent members to the FirstNet Board are expiring in August 2015. The Secretary of Commerce may reappoint individuals to serve on the FirstNet Board provided they have not served two consecutive full three-year terms.\2\ NTIA issues this Notice to obtain expressions of interest in the event the Secretary must fill any vacancies arising on the Board. Expressions of interest will be accepted until May 15, 2015.
First Responder Network Authority Board Special Meeting
Document Number: 2015-09376
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-04-22
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 April 24, 2015.
Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2015-08892
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-04-20
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.
Further Proposed Interpretations of Parts of the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012
Document Number: 2015-07691
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-04-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) published a notice and request for comments in the Federal Register on March 13, 2015, titled ``Further Proposed Interpretations of Parts of the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012'' (Second Notice). The comment period for the Second Notice, which would have ended on April 13, 2015, is extended to April 28, 2015.
Stakeholder Engagement on Cybersecurity in the Digital Ecosystem
Document Number: 2015-06344
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-03-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The Department of Commerce Internet Policy Task Force (IPTF) is requesting comment to identify substantive cybersecurity issues that affect the digital ecosystem and digital economic growth where broad consensus, coordinated action, and the development of best practices could substantially improve security for organizations and consumers. The IPTF invites public comment on these issues from all stakeholders with an interest in cybersecurity, including the commercial, academic and civil society sectors, and from relevant federal, state, local, and tribal entities.
Further Proposed Interpretations of Parts of the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012
Document Number: 2015-05855
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-03-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The First Responder Network Authority (``FirstNet'') publishes this Second Notice to request public comment on certain proposed interpretations of its enabling legislation that will inform, among other things, network policies, forthcoming requests for proposals, and interpretive rules. With the benefit of the comments received from this Second Notice, FirstNet may proceed to implement these or other interpretations with or without further administrative procedure.
Public Meeting on Facilitating the Development of the Online Licensing Environment for Copyrighted Works
Document Number: 2015-05765
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-03-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, Patent and Trademark Office
Pursuant to the Department of Commerce's Internet Policy Task Force (Task Force) Green Paper on Copyright Policy, Creativity, and Innovation in the Digital Economy, released on July 31, 2013, the Task Force has sought and received comments from the public about how the Federal Government (Government) can facilitate the further development of a robust online licensing environment. The Task Force heard a range of stakeholder views at an initial public meeting in December 2013. The Task Force will hold another public meeting on April 1, 2015, to explore this issue further, focusing specifically on how the Government can assist in facilitating the development and use of standard identifiers for all types of works of authorship, interoperability among databases and systems used to identify owners of rights and terms of use, and a possible portal for linking to such databases and to licensing platforms (similar in its goals to what has been established in the United Kingdom).
Privacy, Transparency, and Accountability Regarding Commercial and Private Use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems
Document Number: 2015-05020
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-03-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) is requesting comment on privacy, transparency, and accountability issues regarding commercial and private use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). On February 15, 2015, President Obama issued the Presidential Memorandum ``Promoting Economic Competitiveness While Safeguarding Privacy, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties in Domestic Use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems,'' which directs NTIA to establish a multistakeholder engagement process to develop and communicate best practices for privacy, accountability, and transparency issues regarding commercial and private UAS use in the National Airspace System (NAS). Through this notice NTIA commences this process.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Computer and Internet Use Supplement to the Census Bureau's Current Population Survey
Document Number: 2015-02087
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-02-04
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: 2014-30872
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-01-06
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.