Posts Tagged ‘Department of Commerce’

NTIA Plan to Repurpose 1755-1850MHz Band and its Challenges

FCC, Mobile Broadband, NTIA, Spectrum, Wireless April 6th, 2012

WASHINGTON April 6, 2012 – Last week the National Telecommunication and Information Administration (NTIA) announced their finding that 95 megahertz (MHz) of spectrum residing in the 1755-1850 MHz band can be repurposed for commercial wireless use.  NTIA’s report was in response to a 2010 Memorandum  from the president asking the Department of Commerce through NTIA to […]

Agency Heads Appear Before Congress to Tackle Privacy Issues

Congress, FCC, House of Representatives, NTIA, Privacy July 18th, 2011

WASHINGTON July 18, 2011- Two congressional subcommittees called on the heads of several government agencies late last week to inquire how each addresses Internet privacy issues.

The panel, assembled by the Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade and the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology included the heads of the Federal Communications Commission, Federal Trade Commission and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration.

Senate Considers Recommendations for Data Privacy and Security Bills

Cybersecurity, Privacy July 1st, 2011

WASHINGTON, July 1, 2011 – The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee assembled Wednesday its third hearing this legislative session on data privacy and security.

In a hearing rushed so that members could make it to the Senate floor in time to vote, members and witnesses from government agencies and private sector entities testifying before the senate committee reiterated support for federal data security legislation. Consumer privacy bills such as the Do Not Track Online Act of 2011, Commercial Bill of Rights Act of 2011 and reintroduction of the Data Security and Breach Notification Act are all currently before the committee.

Commerce Dept. Recommends Public-Private Partnership on Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity, International June 9th, 2011

WASHINGTON, June 9, 2011 – The Department of Commerce released its Cybersecurity, Innovation and the Internet Economy green paper on Wednesday, advising cooperation between the government and private sector to implement ways to address cybersecurity issues.

The Internet Policy Taskforce, a department-wide group created in April 2010, wrote the green paper with the goal of addressing the pressing issues surrounding cyber security.

Sallet: Broadband Changes Traditional Value Chain

Broadband's Impact, The Innovation Economy May 11th, 2011

WASHINGTON May 11, 2011 – Former Director of the Office of Policy & Strategic Planning of the Department of Commerce under President Clinton, Jonathan Sallet, presented a new way to look at the traditional value chain with respect to broadband Tuesday at a congressional briefing presented by the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation.

Sallet presented the value chain not as a chain at all, but rather as a circle.

Senate to Cut $302 Million from Broadband Stimulus Funds

Broadband Stimulus August 6th, 2010

WASHINGTON August 6, 2010 – Attached to yesterday’s Federal Medical Assistance Percentage Bill was an amendment which removed “$302 million in Recovery Act funding provided to the Department of Commerce for broadband grants.” The bill passed the Senate 61-38. Overall the amendment includes $7.5 billion in recessions as offsets. House Speaker Pelosi has already called […]

White House Hosts Cybersecurity Conference; Discusses Solutions

Cybersecurity July 19th, 2010

WASHINGTON, July 19, 2010 –White House Cybersecurity Coordinator and Special Assistant to the President Howard Schmidt has announced that 12 of 19 Federal agencies would be newly covered by EINSTEIN intrusion detection software. The decision came in the context of a series of talks regarding cybersecurity at the White House – talks in which President Obama himself participated.

‘The Great Spectrum Debate’ Pits Licensed Versus Opportunistic Uses of Airwaves

Broadband TV, National Broadband Plan, Wireless April 23rd, 2010

WASHINGTON, April 23, 2010 – BroadbandBreakfast.com on Friday released, for FREE, the full-length video of the Broadband Breakfast Club event on April 20, 2010: “The Great Spectrum Debate.”

The event included key industry officials addressing Chapter 5 of the national broadband plan, dealing with spectrum. The event was moderated by Amy Schatz, Telecommunications Reporter, The Wall Street Journal.

Broadband Stimulus Program Moving Fast but Looking Forward, says NTIA's Seifert

Broadband Stimulus, NTIA June 19th, 2009

ARLINGTON, Va., June 19, 2009 – The Broadband Technology Opportunities Program is a “jump start” for President Obama’s broadband vision for communities to use information technology to expand and enrich their infrastructure to help revive a slowing economy, said Mark Seifert, Senior Advisor to the Assistant Secretary at the National Telecommunications and Information Administration. Seifert delivered the morning keynote on the second day of Pike and Fischer’s Broadband Policy Summit.

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