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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
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











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

--As Prepared for Delivery--

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.

June 20, 2019 Press Release

Cybersecurity and privacy included in 2019 problem-solving goals

June 07, 2019 Blog

Charles Cooper, a seasoned executive and spectrum engineer with more than 25 years of broad federal and private sector experience, will become the new Associate Administrator of NTIA’s Office of Spectrum Management on July 1. He joins the agency after six years at the Federal Communications Commission directing radio frequency enforcement activities.

June 03, 2019 Press Release

Today, NTIA is announcing a new searchable database of 50 federal broadband programs, spanning a dozen federal agencies with billions of dollars for broadband grants, loans and other resources. The database, created with help of participating federal agencies, fulfills a goal set out in the American Broadband Initiative announced in February to make it easier for community leaders to find federal funding and permitting information.

May 29, 2019 Blog

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has adopted NTIA software as the global standard to optimize radiofrequency (RF) spectrum sharing between air and ground systems across a broad range of frequencies. The software was released earlier this month and is available on NTIA's Github page.

May 22, 2019 Blog

The United States is among 42 countries to approve a new international agreement for building trustworthy artificial intelligence (AI), marking the first significant step in a global approach on this issue. Adherence to the agreement will foster innovation and trust in AI as it establishes principles for the responsible development and stewardship of AI, while ensuring respect for democratic values.

May 21, 2019 Blog

Americans increasingly are moving away from cable and satellite pay-TV services and opting to stream online video offerings, data from NTIA’s latest Internet Use Survey show. While most households still subscribe to cable or satellite television services, the survey shows the proportion of Internet users watching videos online has grown from 45 percent in 2013 to 70 percent in 2017.

May 06, 2019 Speech/Testimony

Remarks of David J. Redl
Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information
SIA Leadership Dinner
Washington, D.C.

May 6, 2019

As Prepared for Delivery

Thank you, Tom, for inviting me to speak with you tonight.

May 01, 2019 Blog

An innovative spectrum sharing model in the 3.5 GHz Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) band is coming closer to reality, NTIA senior spectrum advisor Derek Khlopin reported at the CBRS Alliance annual meeting in Charlotte, N.C. this week.

May 01, 2019 Blog

How can we get more use out of the radio spectrum? One way is by sharing radio bands between users who have never shared before. Consider radio frequencies near 3.5 GHz. Until recently, that part of the spectrum was used almost entirely by U.S. government radars, many of them on Navy aircraft carriers, enabling the same kind of air traffic control for the carriers as radars on land do at airports.