National Telecommunications and Information Administration 2021 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

The Federal Communications Commission and National Telecommunications and Information Administration: Coordination Procedures in the 3.45-3.55 GHz Band
Document Number: 2021-14968
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Communications Commission's Wireless Telecommunications Bureau (WTB) and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) issue this joint Public Notice to provide information about the cooperative sharing framework for federal and non-federal coordination in certain, defined areas where and when federal incumbents require continued access in the 3.45-3.55 GHz band. The Public Notice provides information and guidance on the overall coordination process, as contemplated by the 3.45 GHz Band 2d R&O, including informal pre-coordination discussions, the formal process of submitting coordination requests, and receiving results from relevant federal incumbents. The Public Notice also provides a streamlined coordination process for high-power radar sites.
Broadband Grant Programs Webinar Series
Document Number: 2021-14332
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) will host webinars in connection with the three new broadband grant programs authorized and funded by the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021: The Broadband Infrastructure Program, the Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program, and the Connecting Minority Communities Pilot Program. The webinars are designed to help prospective applicants understand the grant programs and to assist applicants to prepare high quality grant applications.
Connecting Minority Communities Pilot Program
Document Number: 2021-12454
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-06-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 (the ``Act'') appropriated $285 million to the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) to establish the Connecting Minority Communities (CMC) Pilot Program. The CMC Pilot Program will provide grants to eligible historically Black colleges or universities (HBCUs); Tribal Colleges or Universities (TCUs); and Minority-serving institutions (MSIs) in anchor communities for broadband internet access service, equipment, or to hire information technology personnel to facilitate educational instruction including remote instruction, and to lend or provide equipment to eligible students or patrons. This final rule describes NTIA's programmatic scope, eligibility criteria, and general guidelines for the CMC Pilot Program as authorized by the Act. NTIA will subsequently publish a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) on www.grants.gov that will provide more details regarding the CMC eligibility guidelines, application instructions, and program requirements.
Software Bill of Materials Elements and Considerations
Document Number: 2021-11592
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The Executive Order on Improving the Nation's Cybersecurity directs the Department of Commerce, in coordination with the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), to publish the minimum elements for a Software Bill of Materials (SBOM). Through this Notice, following from the Executive Order, NTIA is requesting comments on the minimum elements for an SBOM, and what other factors should be considered in the request, production, distribution, and consumption of SBOMs.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NTIA Internet Use Survey
Document Number: 2021-10986
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The Department of Commerce, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on proposed and continuing information collections, which helps us assess the impact of our information collection requirements and minimize the public's reporting burden. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment preceding submission of the collection to OMB.
Telecommunications/ICT Development Activities, Priorities and Policies To Connect the Unconnected Worldwide in Light of the 2021 International Telecommunication Union (ITU) World Telecommunication Development Conference (WTDC-21)
Document Number: 2021-09581
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
As the United States prepares for the International Telecommunication Union's (ITU) World Telecommunication Development Conference (WTDC-2021) scheduled for November 8-19, 2021, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration is working closely with the U.S. Department of State, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), other federal agencies, and members of the U.S. private sector. The WTDC-2021 will set the priorities and activities for the ITU Telecommunication Development Sector in areas such as connectivity and digital inclusion. Through this Notice, NTIA is seeking public comments regarding activities, priorities, and policies that advance telecommunications and information and communications technology (ICT) development worldwide to assist the U.S. government in the development of its position for the conference.
Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee; Reopening of Application Window for Advisory Committee Nominations
Document Number: 2021-09228
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-03
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
Through this Notice, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) is reopening an application window for nominations to the Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee (CSMAC). On March 17, 2021, NTIA published a Notice seeking nominations to the CSMAC with a deadline of April 16, 2021, for submissions. In reopening this application window, NTIA seeks to expand the pool of applicants and best ensure the composition of the committee reflects balanced points of view.
Combined Board and Board Committees Meeting
Document Number: 2021-08360
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The FirstNet Authority Board will convene an open public meeting of the Board and Board Committees.
Broadband Grant Programs Webinar Series
Document Number: 2021-07451
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
On March 19, 2021, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) published a Notice in the Federal Register announcing a webinar series in connection with the three new broadband grant programs authorized and funded by the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021. This Notice announces changes to the dates on which the webinars will be held.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; 911 Grant Program Performance Closeout Report
Document Number: 2021-06769
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The Department of Commerce, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on proposed, and continuing information collections, which helps us assess the impact of our information collection requirements and minimize the public's reporting burden. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment preceding submission of the collection to OMB.
Multistakeholder Process on Promoting Software Component Transparency
Document Number: 2021-06683
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-01
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) will convene a virtual meeting of a multistakeholder process on promoting software component transparency on April 29, 2021.
Recruitment of First Responder Network Authority Board Members
Document Number: 2021-06552
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
On March 4, 2021, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) published a notice seeking expressions of interest in an appointment to the Board of the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet Authority). The notice established a deadline of April 5, 2021, for the transmittal of expressions of interest. This notice extends the period for submission of expressions of interest until April 15, 2021.
Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2021-05976
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-23
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.
Broadband Grant Programs Webinar Series
Document Number: 2021-05747
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) will host a webinar series in April through July 2021 in connection with the three new broadband grant programs authorized and funded by the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021: The Broadband Infrastructure Program, the Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program, and the Connecting Minority Communities Program. The webinars are designed to help prospective applicants understand the grant programs and to assist applicants to prepare high quality grant applications.
Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2021-05505
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-17
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: 2021-04473
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) issues this Notice to initiate the annual process to seek expressions of interest from individuals who would like to serve on the Board of the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet Authority Board or Board). The terms of 11 of the 12 non-permanent members to the FirstNet Authority Board will be available for appointment and reappointment in 2021.
Combined Board and Board Committees Meeting
Document Number: 2021-01999
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-01
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The FirstNet Authority Board will convene an open public meeting of the Board and Board Committees.
5G Challenge Notice of Inquiry
Document Number: 2021-00202
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-11
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
Through this Notice of Inquiry, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, under sponsorship of and in collaboration with the Department of Defense 5G Initiative, is seeking comments and recommendations from all interested stakeholders to explore the creation of a 5G Challenge that would accelerate the development of the open 5G stack ecosystem in support of Department of Defense missions.