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September 30, 2019 Blog

Earlier this month, NTIA convened the latest in a series of multistakeholder meetings on software component transparency. For more than a year, stakeholders have been exploring this issue through four working groups established during the July 2018 kickoff meeting. The broader community meets periodically to share progress and encourage feedback through in-person and virtual meetings.

September 18, 2019 Speech/Testimony

Remarks of Diane Rinaldo
Acting Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information
Data Privacy Conference USA 2019
Washington, D.C.
September 18, 2019

-- As Prepared for Delivery --

Good morning. It’s great to be here at the National Press Club. I was here just last week for NTIA’s annual spectrum policy event. It was a really terrific event, and like today, it’s made all the better because we’re just one block from my office.

September 16, 2019 Press Release

Statement of Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information Doug Kinkoph on the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) approval of initial commercial deployments in the 3.5 GHz band:

September 12, 2019 Speech/Testimony

 

 

 

TESTIMONY OF DIANE RINALDO

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR COMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION (ACTING)

NATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION ADMINISTRATION (NTIA)

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

HOUSE ARMED SERVICES SUBCOMMITTEE ON INTELLIGENCE AND EMERGING THREATS AND CAPABILITIES AND HOUSE OVERSIGHT AND REFORM SUBCOMMITTEE ON NATIONAL SECURITY

U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

September 10, 2019 Speech/Testimony

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September 10, 2019 Blog

The first meeting of newly appointed members of the Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee will be held on Oct. 1. The committee includes 30 outside experts who advise the Assistant Secretary of Commerce on a range of spectrum policy and technology issues. Two co-chairs lead the committee: Jennifer Warren, Vice President, Technology Policy & Regulation, Lockheed Martin; and Charla Rath, independent consultant and former Verizon executive.

September 10, 2019 Speech/Testimony

Remarks of Charles Cooper
Associate Administrator, Office of Spectrum Management
NTIA Spectrum Policy Symposium
Washington, D.C.
September 10, 2019

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Introduction

Thank you to Doug Kinkoph, and thanks to Assistant Secretary Rinaldo and Deputy Secretary Kelley for joining us this morning.

September 03, 2019 Press Release

Today, NTIA released the first annual report showing continuing efforts to repurpose parts of the nation’s radiofrequency spectrum to meet the future communications needs of commercial and federal users. The report shows that the United States already leads the world in spectrum available for 5G technology, and is working to more-than-double the radio spectrum available for the next generation of wireless network technology.

August 21, 2019 Blog

The Internet has fundamentally reshaped how Americans live, work and communicate. These changes have become more pronounced with speedier wireless Internet services, and increased use of mobile devices. One recent trend is the emergent “sharing economy” where people are buying, selling and trading goods and services with each other. Examples including ride-hailing services, lodging and e-commerce.

August 12, 2019 Blog

Spectrum policy leaders from the Administration, private industry and federal government will participate in NTIA’s 2019 Spectrum Policy Symposium on Sept. 10 at the National Press Club. The program will provide updates on efforts to develop the National Spectrum Strategy as required by the Oct. 25, 2018 Presidential Memorandum on “Developing a Sustainable Spectrum Strategy for America’s Future.”

August 09, 2019 Press Release
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August 01, 2019 Press Release

Today, NTIA sent guidance to executive branch departments and agencies for reviewing current spectrum frequency assignments, as directed in the Oct. 25, 2018 Presidential Memorandum “Developing a Sustainable Spectrum Strategy for America’s Future.”

July 25, 2019 Speech/Testimony

Remarks of Diane Rinaldo
Acting Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information
IGF-USA 2019
Washington, D.C.
July 25, 2019

--As Prepared for Delivery--

Thank you to Melinda and Dustin for the introduction, and for all the work you’ve done to make IGF-USA a success.

July 22, 2019 Blog

How can a smart city improve communities? At the recent Global City Teams Challenge (GCTC) Expo, city officials across the country dug into this challenge. The three-day meeting welcomed shared stories about smart city projects that are helping communities improve agriculture and health care, reduce traffic congestion, increase energy efficiency, and speed emergency response times.

July 19, 2019 Blog

On Thursday, NTIA’s Institute for Telecommunication Sciences (ITS) released final test reports to commercial entities that participated in spectrum sharing testing on a model that would allow commercial and military use in the 3.5 GHz Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) band. The completed tests will drive progress toward initial commercial deployments in the band, prized for its excellent mix of capacity and coverage capabilities. With 4G LTE technology for the band available today, industry has already begun to develop specifications to support 5G deployments.

July 17, 2019 Blog

Today, NTIA filed a Petition for Rulemaking with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to update the rules governing Telecommunications Service Priority (TSP) so that it better reflects current technologies and industry practices.  NTIA filed the petition and a draft set of updated rules on behalf of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

July 17, 2019 Press Release

Today, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration announced it awarded to Neustar a contract to continue operating the .us registry for 10 years, at no cost to the federal government.  The new contract was awarded on June 28, 2019, with a period of performance beginning on August 29, 2019.  The .us registry is the official country code domain of the United States and has over two million domain names under management. The usTLD has historically served as a home for American business, individuals, and localities and is managed on behalf of the U.S.

July 16, 2019 Speech/Testimony

 

 

TESTIMONY OF DEREK KHLOPIN

SENIOR POLICY ADVISOR

 

NATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION ADMINISTRATION (NTIA)

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

 

HEARING ON "OUR WIRELESS FUTURE: BUILDING A COMPREHENSIVE APPROACH TO SPECTRUM POLICY"

 

July 11, 2019 Speech/Testimony

Remarks of Diane Rinaldo
Acting Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information
GCTC Smart and Secure Cities and Communities Challenge Expo
Washington, D.C.
July 11, 2019

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Hello and thank you for being here.

June 25, 2019 Blog

NTIA’s engineering lab has shared Spectrum Access System (SAS) laboratory test reports with the commercial entities that participated in spectrum sharing testing at the Institute for Telecommunication Sciences. The reports are a critical part of advancing the sharing model in the Citizens Broadband Radio Service 3.5 GHz band.