VIDEO: @HouseCommerce #SubCommTech Hearing – Reauthorization of @NTIAgov

Energy + CommerceOn Thursday January 2 2016, the U.S. House of Representatives Energy & Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Communications and Technology held a hearing – Reauthorization of NTIA – in Washington DC. Established in 1978, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) and its administrator were tasked with serving as the president’s principal advisor on communications policy. The NTIA administrator serves as the coordinator of government spectrum allocations, and voice of the administration at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and in Congress. Despite NTIA’s important role on communications and information policy, it has not been reauthorized since 1992. Members discussed NTIA’s role moving forward in the efficient use of federally held spectrum, its role in broadband deployment, and its role in promoting safe, secure communications networks. Witnesses: Meredith Attwell Baker, President and CEO, CTIA; Anna M. Gomez, Partner, Wiley Rein; John M.R. Kneuer, President and Founder, JKC Consulting. Video is below:

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