47 U.S. Code § 901 - Definitions; findings; policy

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(a) Definitions
In this chapter, the following definitions apply:
(1) The term “NTIA” means the National Telecommunications and Information Administration.
(2) The term “Assistant Secretary” means the Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information.
(3) The term “Secretary” means the Secretary of Commerce.
(4) The term “Commission” means the Federal Communications Commission.
(5) The term “Corporation” means the Communications Satellite Corporation authorized in title III of the Communications Satellite Act of 1962 (47 U.S.C. 731 et seq.).
(b) Findings
The Congress finds the following:
(1) Telecommunications and information are vital to the public welfare, national security, and competitiveness of the United States.
(2) Rapid technological advances being made in the telecommunications and information fields make it imperative that the United States maintain effective national and international policies and programs capable of taking advantage of continued advancements.
(3) Telecommunications and information policies and recommendations advancing the strategic interests and the international competitiveness of the United States are essential aspects of the Nation’s involvement in international commerce.
(4) There is a critical need for competent and effective telecommunications and information research and analysis and national and international policy development, advice, and advocacy by the executive branch of the Federal Government.
(5) As one of the largest users of the Nation’s telecommunications facilities and resources, the Federal Government must manage its radio spectrum use and other internal communications operations in the most efficient and effective manner possible.
(6) It is in the national interest to codify the authority of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, an agency in the Department of Commerce, as the executive branch agency principally responsible for advising the President on telecommunications and information policies, and for carrying out the related functions it currently performs, as reflected in Executive Order 12046.
(c) Policy
The NTIA shall seek to advance the following policies:
(1) Promoting the benefits of technological development in the United States for all users of telecommunications and information facilities.
(2) Fostering national safety and security, economic prosperity, and the delivery of critical social services through telecommunications.
(3) Facilitating and contributing to the full development of competition, efficiency, and the free flow of commerce in domestic and international telecommunications markets.
(4) Fostering full and efficient use of telecommunications resources, including effective use of the radio spectrum by the Federal Government, in a manner which encourages the most beneficial uses thereof in the public interest.
(5) Furthering scientific knowledge about telecommunications and information.

Source

(Pub. L. 102–538, title I, § 102,Oct. 27, 1992, 106 Stat. 3533.)
References in Text

This chapter, referred to in subsec. (a), was in the original, “this title”, meaning title I of Pub. L. 102–538, Oct. 27, 1992, 106 Stat. 3533, which is classified principally to this chapter. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note below and Tables.
The Communications Satellite Act of 1962, referred to in subsec. (a)(5), is Pub. L. 87–624, Aug. 31, 1962, 76 Stat. 419, as amended. Title III of the Act is classified generally to subchapter III (§ 731 et seq.) of chapter 6 of this title. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section 701 of this title and Tables.
Executive Order 12046, referred to in subsec. (b)(6), is set out as a note under section 305 of this title.
Short Title of 2007 Amendment

Pub. L. 110–53, title XXIII, § 2301,Aug. 3, 2007, 121 Stat. 543, as amended by Pub. L. 110–161, div. B, title V, § 539,Dec. 26, 2007, 121 Stat. 1934, provided that: “This title [amending section 942 of this title and provisions set out as a note under section 309 of this title] may be cited as the ‘911 Modernization Act’.”
Short Title of 2004 Amendment

Pub. L. 108–494, title I, § 101,Dec. 23, 2004, 118 Stat. 3986, provided that: “This title [enacting section 942 of this title and provisions set out as notes under section 942 of this title] may be cited as the ‘Ensuring Needed Help Arrives Near Callers Employing 911 Act of 2004’ or the ‘ENHANCE 911 Act of 2004’.”
Pub. L. 108–494, title II, § 201,Dec. 23, 2004, 118 Stat. 3991, provided that: “This title [enacting section 928 of this title, amending sections 309, 614, and 923 of this title, and enacting provisions set out as notes under sections 921, 923, and 928 of this title] may be cited as the ‘Commercial Spectrum Enhancement Act’.”
Short Title of 2002 Amendment

Pub. L. 107–317, § 1,Dec. 4, 2002, 116 Stat. 2766, provided that: “This Act [enacting subchapter III of this chapter, amending section 902 of this title, and enacting provisions set out as a note under section 941 of this title] may be cited as the ‘Dot Kids Implementation and Efficiency Act of 2002’.”
Short Title

Pub. L. 102–538, title I, § 101,Oct. 27, 1992, 106 Stat. 3533, provided that: “This title [enacting this chapter, amending section 394 of this title, and enacting provisions set out as a note under section 254r of Title 42, The Public Health and Welfare] may be cited as the ‘National Telecommunications and Information Administration Organization Act’.”
Ex. Ord. No. 12382. President’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee

Ex. Ord. No. 12382, Sept. 13, 1982, 47 F.R. 40531, as amended by Ex. Ord. No. 13286, Feb. 28, 2003, 68 F.R. 10628; Ex. Ord. No. 13618, § 7(c), July 6, 2012, 77 F.R. 40783, provided:
By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution of the United States of America, and in order to establish, in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. App.), an advisory committee on National Security Telecommunications, it is hereby ordered as follows:
Section 1. Establishment. (a) There is established the President’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee which shall be composed of no more than 30 members. These members shall have particular knowledge and expertise in the field of telecommunications and represent elements of the Nation’s telecommunications industry. Members of the Committee shall be appointed by the President.
(b) The President shall annually designate a Chairman and a Vice Chairman from among the members of the Committee.
(c) To assist the Committee in carrying out its functions, the Committee may establish appropriate subcommittees or working groups composed, in whole or in part, of individuals who are not members of the Committee.
Sec. 2. Functions. (a) The Committee shall provide to the President, through the Secretary of Homeland Security, among other things, information and advice from the perspective of the telecommunications industry with respect to the implementation of Presidential Directive 53 (PD/NSC–53), National Security Telecommunications Policy.
(b) The Committee shall provide information and advice to the President, through the Secretary of Homeland Security, regarding the feasibility of implementing specific measures to improve the telecommunications aspects of our national security posture.
(c) The Committee shall provide technical information and advice in the identification and solution of problems which the Committee considers will affect national security telecommunications capability.
(d) In the performance of its advisory duties, the Committee shall conduct reviews and assessments of the effectiveness of the implementation of PD/NSC–53, National Security Telecommunications Policy.
(e) The Committee shall periodically report on matters in this Section to the President, through the Secretary of Homeland Security,. [sic]
Sec. 3. Administration. (a) The heads of Executive agencies shall, to the extent permitted by law, provide the Committee such information with respect to national security telecommunications matters as it may require for the purpose of carrying out its functions. Information supplied to the Committee shall not, to the extent permitted by law, be available for public inspection.
(b) Members of the Committee shall serve without any compensation for their work on the Committee. However, to the extent permitted by law, they shall be entitled to travel expenses, including per diem in lieu of subsistence.
(c) Any expenses of the Committee shall, to the extent permitted by law, be paid from funds available to the Secretary of Homeland Security.
Sec. 4. General. (a) Notwithstanding any other Executive Order, the functions of the President under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. App.), except that of reporting annually to the Congress, which are applicable to the Committee, shall be performed by the Secretary of Homeland Security, in accord with guidelines and procedures established by the Administrator of General Services.
(b) In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, the Committee shall terminate on December 31, 1982, unless sooner extended.
[Amendment by Ex. Ord. 13286 directing insertion of “through the Secretary of Homeland Security,” after “the President,” in section 2(b) of Ex. Ord. 12382, was executed by inserting “, through the Secretary of Homeland Security,” after “the President”.]
Extension of Term of President’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee

Term of the President’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee extended until Dec. 31, 1983, by Ex. Ord. No. 12399, Dec. 31, 1982, 48 F.R. 379, formerly set out as a note under section 14 of the Federal Advisory Committee Act in the Appendix to Title 5, Government Organization and Employees.
Term of the President’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee extended until Sept. 30, 1985, by Ex. Ord. No. 12454, Dec. 29, 1983, 49 F.R. 343.
Term of the President’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee extended until Sept. 30, 1987, by Ex. Ord. No. 12534, Sept. 30, 1985, 50 F.R. 40319, formerly set out as a note under section 14 of the Federal Advisory Committee Act in the Appendix to Title 5.
Term of the President’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee extended until Sept. 30, 1989, by Ex. Ord. No. 12610, Sept. 30, 1987, 52 F.R. 36901, formerly set out as a note under section 14 of the Federal Advisory Committee Act in the Appendix to Title 5.
Term of the President’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee extended until Sept. 30, 1991, by Ex. Ord. No. 12692, Sept. 29, 1989, 54 F.R. 40627, formerly set out as a note under section 14 of the Federal Advisory Committee Act in the Appendix to Title 5.
Term of the President’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee extended until Sept. 30, 1993, by Ex. Ord. No. 12774, Sept. 27, 1991, 56 F.R. 49835, formerly set out as a note under section 14 of the Federal Advisory Committee Act in the Appendix to Title 5.
Term of the President’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee extended until Sept. 30, 1995, by Ex. Ord. No. 12869, Sept. 30, 1993, 58 F.R. 51751, formerly set out as a note under section 14 of the Federal Advisory Committee Act in the Appendix to Title 5.
Term of the President’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee extended until Sept. 30, 1997, by Ex. Ord. No. 12974, Sept. 29, 1995, 60 F.R. 51875, formerly set out as a note under section 14 of the Federal Advisory Committee Act in the Appendix to Title 5.
Term of the President’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee extended until Sept. 30, 1999, by Ex. Ord. No. 13062, Sept. 29, 1997, 62 F.R. 51755, formerly set out as a note under section 14 of the Federal Advisory Committee Act in the Appendix to Title 5.
Term of the President’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee extended until Sept. 30, 2001, by Ex. Ord. No. 13138, Sept. 30, 1999, 64 F.R. 53879, formerly set out as a note under section 14 of the Federal Advisory Committee Act in the Appendix to Title 5.
Term of the President’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee extended until Sept. 30, 2003, by Ex. Ord. No. 13225, Sept. 28, 2001, 66 F.R. 50291, formerly set out as a note under section 14 of the Federal Advisory Committee Act in the Appendix to Title 5.
Term of the President’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee extended until Sept. 30, 2005, by Ex. Ord. No. 13316, Sept. 17, 2003, 68 F.R. 55255, formerly set out as a note under section 14 of the Federal Advisory Committee Act in the Appendix to Title 5.
Term of the President’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee extended until Sept. 30, 2007, by Ex. Ord. No. 13385, Sept. 29, 2005, 70 F.R. 57989, formerly set out as a note under section 14 of the Federal Advisory Committee Act in the Appendix to Title 5.
Term of the President’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee extended until Sept. 30, 2009, by Ex. Ord. No. 13446, Sept. 28, 2007, 72 F.R. 56175, formerly set out as a note under section 14 of the Federal Advisory Committee Act in the Appendix to Title 5.
Term of the President’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee extended until Sept. 30, 2011, by Ex. Ord. No. 13511, Sept. 29, 2009, 74 F.R. 50909, formerly set out as a note under section 14 of the Federal Advisory Committee Act in the Appendix to Title 5.
Term of the President’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee extended until Sept. 30, 2013, by Ex. Ord. No. 13585, Sept. 30, 2011, 76 F.R. 62281, set out as a note under section 14 of the Federal Advisory Committee Act in the Appendix to Title 5.

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