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.
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.
To be considered for the calendar year 2021 appointments, expressions of interest must be electronically transmitted on or before April 5, 2021.
This letter explains the views of NTIA about its obligations under section 6103 of the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 (Act). In NTIA’s view, the Act provides clearly differentiated responsibilities for the Federal Communications Commission (Commission) and NTIA with respect to the reallocation of the 417-512 MHz (T-Band) spectrum - - the Commission is to reallocate and auction the spectrum and NTIA is to administer a grant program with the auction proceeds to cover the affected public safety entities’ relocation costs.