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April 21, 2023 Speech/Testimony
Welcome, all. I am grateful for Congresswoman Matsui and Senator Luján’s presence here today as well as the U.S. and international industry, academia, and government agencies in attendance. I look forward to discussing 6G and how we can work with our partners to promote open, interoperable, secure, and reliable approaches to this technology. 
April 21, 2023 Blog

This April marks the 6th annual National Supply Chain Integrity Month. NTIA and its Federal partners are pleased to participate in this campaign to raise awareness of the threats to supply chains, the resources available to mitigate such threats, and ways to build resilience to future risks. 

April 20, 2023 Blog

By Christopher Maximos, Intern in the Office of Congressional Affairs

I still remember the sense of wonder that I felt when I entered the Herbert Clark Hoover Building for the first day of my internship. I could almost feel the history of the Department of Commerce as I walked through meeting rooms filled with antiques and hallways blanketed by the portraits of previous Secretaries.  

April 19, 2023 Blog

Wireless connectivity empowers nearly every aspect of modern life, and reliable access to spectrum resources is essential.

April 14, 2023 Blog

On Wednesday, the Biden-Harris Administration announced the formal launch of the $1.5 billion Innovation Fund, an initiative designed to support the development of open and interoperable 5G and future generation technologies. Funded by the CHIPS and Science Act of 2022, this historic investment aims to drive wireless innovation, strengthen supply chain resilience, and unlock opportunities for new and emerging companies to compete in the global telecommunications market.

April 14, 2023 Blog
In recognition of National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week, I wanted to take a moment to salute the professionalism, dedication, and heroic acts that 9-1-1 professionals exhibit day in and day out. There is no telling what type of call a 9-1-1 telecommunicator will face. When 10-year-old Miracle in Central County, MO, called 9-1-1 while her mother was in labor, public safety telecommunicator Scott Stranghoener gave her careful instructions to coach her mom through the successful delivery of her baby sister. In Lake Zurich, IL, telecommunicator Patty Steffy received a call reporting that a 57-year-old man was having difficulty breathing and later became unconscious. Steffy assisted the caller with directions on performing CPR until the paramedics arrived.
April 11, 2023 Speech/Testimony
April 11, 2023 - Thank you, Beth. And thank you to the University of Pittsburgh for hosting this event and bringing us all together for this timely discussion on artificial intelligence. I also want to thank Ellen Goodman, who you will hear from today, as well as the other leaders of NTIA’s team for all their work on our AI initiative.
April 12, 2023 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo announced the formal launch of the Public Wireless Supply Chain Innovation Fund, which will invest $1.5 billion in the development of open and interoperable networks. Funded by the CHIPS and Science Act of 2022, this historic investment is part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s Investing in America agenda, aiming to drive wireless innovation, foster competition, and strengthen supply chain resilience.

April 11, 2023 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, the Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) launched a request for comment (RFC) to advance its efforts to ensure artificial intelligence (AI) systems work as claimed – and without causing harm. The insights gathered through this RFC will inform the Biden Administration’s ongoing work to ensure a cohesive and comprehensive federal government approach to AI-related risks and opportunities.

March 30, 2023 Speech/Testimony
Thank you for that introduction and thank you all for joining us today. We’re all here because spectrum plays a central role in American life in a way that it never has before. From the cell phones in everyone’s pockets to the satellites that help predict the weather, radio spectrum plays a key part in Americans’ everyday lives. 
March 29, 2023 Press Release

HICKORY, NC – Today, as part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s Investing in America tour, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo and Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information Alan Davidson traveled to Hickory, NC to celebrate the announcement of new fiber optic cable production in the U.S. made possible by the Administration’s Internet for All Initiative.

March 28, 2023 Blog

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) issued a Federal Register Notice 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).  Prospective candidates must have expertise or experience in at least one of the following areas: public safety, network, technical, and financial.

March 23, 2023 Press Release

WASHINGTON – The Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) announced today it has awarded two grants totaling more than $25.7 million to two Tribal nations - The Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe in Minnesota and the Pueblo of Acoma in New Mexico- as part of the Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program (TBCP).  

March 15, 2023 Press Release

WASHINGTON – The Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) on Wednesday began seeking comment on identifying airwaves for more intensive use and innovative new uses by both the private sector and federal agencies.

March 10, 2023 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Statement from Alan Davidson, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information and NTIA Administrator:

“We are thrilled to welcome Joe Wassel as the new Executive Director of the FirstNet Authority. Joe has a long history championing first responders and is the right person to lead FirstNet. His decades of leadership at the Department of Defense, including overseeing DoD's implementation of FirstNet across its 150,000 first responders, make him perfectly suited for the role.  

March 09, 2023 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Seven contestants have been selected to participate in a $7 million research competition to promote more secure and interoperable wireless network equipment, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) and the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) announced today.

March 01, 2023 Press Release

WASHINGTON – The Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) said today it is seeking input on how to structure nearly $2.7 billion in grant programs to ensure everyone in America has the digital skills and devices they need to realize the full potential of high-speed Internet access. 

March 01, 2023 Press Release

Comunicado Inmediato
miércoles, marzo 1

Contacto de Prensa:
NTIA, Office of Public Affairs, press@ntia.gov

February 27, 2023 Press Release

All Funding from Connecting Minority Communities Pilot Program is Distributed

News Media Contact: 
NTIA, Office of Public Affairs, press@ntia.gov 

February 09, 2023 Press Release

WASHINGTON – The Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) announced today it has awarded Universidad del Sagrado Corazón a $2,978,187.00 grant from the Connecting Minority Communities Pilot Program (CMC).

Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves announced the award at a press conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico.