Calendar | Saturday, December 1, 2012

World Conference on International Telecommunications

Dec 3 2012 (All day) - Dec 14 2012 (All day)
Location:
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

This conference will review the current International Telecommunication Regulations (ITRs), which serve as the binding global treaty designed to facilitate international interconnection and interoperability of information and communication services, as well as ensuring their efficiency and widespread public usefulness and availability.

CPB Board of Directors (Dec 2012)

Dec 3 2012 - 9:30am - Dec 4 2012 - 10:30am
Location:
Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), 401 Ninth Street, NW, Washington, 20004-2129, United States

The CPB Board of Directors will hold its annual meeting in Washington, D.C. on Monday, December 3, 2012 from 9:30 am – 4:30 pm and Tuesday, December 4, 2012 from 9:30 – 10:30 am.

FCC and FTC Nominations Hearing

Dec 4 2012 - 2:30pm - 5:30pm
Location:
Senate Commerce Committee, Constitution Avenue and 1st Street, NE Russell Senate Office Building - 253, Washington, DC, 20002, United States

The U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation announced a hearing on the nominations of Mignon L. Clyburn, to be a Commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission (reappointment); Dr. Joshua D. Wright, to be a Commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission.

Communications Security, Reliability, and Interoperability Council (Dec '12)

Dec 5 2012 - 9:00am - 1:00pm
Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States

The Next Generation Alerting Working Group, DNSSEC Implementation Practices for ISPs Working Group, Secure BGP Deployment Working Group, and E 9–1–1 Best Practices Working Group will be presenting reports for a vote by the Council. Each of CSRIC’s other working groups will present status reports.

FTC Workshop on Practices and Privacy Implications of Comprehensive Collection of Internet Users’ Data (Updated w/Agenda)

Dec 6 2012 (All day)
Location:
FTC Conference Center, 601 New Jersey Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, 20001, United States

The Federal Trade Commission will host a workshop on December 6, 2012, to explore the practices and privacy implications of comprehensive collection of data about consumers’ online activities. Entities such as Internet Service Providers (ISPs), operating systems, browsers, social media, and mobile carriers have the capability to collect data about computer users across the Internet, beyond direct interactions between consumers and these entities. The workshop will bring together consumer protection organizations, academics, business and industry representatives, privacy professionals, and others to examine the collection and use of such data, its potential benefits, privacy concerns, and related issues. The workshop is free and open to the public.

Phoenix Center's Annual U.S. Telecoms Symposium

Dec 6 2012 - 9:30am - 12:00pm
Location:
University Club, 1135 16th Street, NW, Washington, DC, 20036, United States

This event will focus on the effect of the election on U.S. broadband policy.

Technological Advisory Council (Dec 2012)

Dec 10 2012 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States

The TAC will make its final recommendations to the Commission in the areas of PSTN legacy transition and future infrastructure, wireless security, Machine to Machine evolution, multiband devices, and receivers and spectrum. In addition, TAC members will present suggestions for future work.

First Responder Network Authority Board Meeting (Dec '12)

Dec 11 2012 (All day)
Location:
Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, 20230, United States

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration will convene open public meetings of the Board of the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet). The meetings will be held on December 11, 2012; April 23, 2013; August 13, 2013; and October 15, 2013, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Eastern Time in Washington, D.C.

Keeping the New Broadband Spectrum Law on Track

Dec 12 2012 - 10:00am - 1:00pm
Location:
House Commerce Committee, 45 Independence Ave SW 2123 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC, 20515, United States

This hearing continues the subcommittees oversight over implementation of spectrum auctions, which will help meet soaring demand for wireless broadband services and fund a nationwide public safety network. The auctions were part of the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 and originated in the House Energy and Commerce Committee as Chairman Walden’s Jumpstarting Opportunity with Broadband Spectrum (JOBS) Act. Time and location will announced when available.

Open Federal Communications Commission Meeting (Dec 2012) (updated agenda)

Dec 12 2012 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States

Open Federal Communications Commission Meeting
Federal Communications Commission
December 12, 2012
01:00 pm

Mobile Technology: A Change Agent in the United States and Across the Globe

Dec 13 2012 - 9:00am - 12:00pm
Location:
Brookings, 1775 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Washington, DC, 20036, United States

On December 13, Governance Studies at Brookings will host an event focused on the powerful influence of mobile technology in the United States and around the world. This forum is part the Mobile Economy Project, which examines how the rapid expansion of mobile technology around the world is transforming economic opportunity for millions of people. A panel of experts will examine the sociological, governmental and economic effects of mobile technology’s sudden growth in the United States as well as in developing countries.

Emergency Access Advisory Committee (Dec 2012)

Dec 14 2012 - 10:30am - 3:30pm
Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States

The agenda for the December 2012 EAAC meeting will include discussion of draft reports from the EAAC subcommittees and other activities needed to ensure access to 911 by individuals with disabilities.

Multistakeholder Meetings to Develop Consumer Data Privacy Code of Conduct Concerning Mobile Application Transparency (Dec 2012) (updated! New date/agenda)

Dec 17 2012 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Location:
American Institute of Architects, 1735 New York Ave. NW, Washington, DC, United States

Part of a series of NTIA-convened multistakeholder discussions concerning mobile application transparency.

Senate FTC, FCC Nominations Markup

Dec 19 2012 (All day)
Location:
Senate Commerce Committee, Constitution Avenue and 1st Street, NE Russell Senate Office Building - 253, Washington, DC, 20002, United States

The Senate Commerce Committee has scheduled a vote on the nominations of Mignon L. Clyburn, to be a Commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission (reappointment) and Dr. Joshua D. Wright, to be a Commissioner at the Federal Trade Commission.

FTC to Announce Updated COPPA Rule

Dec 19 2012 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Location:
Senate Commerce Committee, Constitution Avenue and 1st Street, NE Russell Senate Office Building - 253, Washington, DC, 20002, United States

Awards for Advancement in Accessibility

Dec 19 2012 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States

Eight projects representing significant innovation in communications technology benefitting people with disabilities will receive the FCC’s Chairman’s Awards for Advancement in Accessibility, presented by Chairman Julius Genachowski during a ceremony at 2 pm on Dec. 19 at FCC headquarters.

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