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NTIA Shares Insights on Internet Research at TPRC

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 12:16:20 +0000

Tomorrow, policy staff from NTIA will be participating in an annual policy research conference where they will be discussing important research about Americans' computer and Internet use habits. They will be presenting two working papers at the 44th Research Conference on Communications, Information and Internet Policy (TPRC), an annual conference on information, communications, and technology policy, which brings together researchers, policymakers, and advocates from the public, academic, and private sectors. These papers shed light on important policy issues relying on data collected though NTIA's Computer and Internet Use Supplement to the U.S. Census Bureau's Current Population Survey (CPS Supplement).

In the first working paper, Trust in Internet Privacy and Security and Online Activity, NTIA staff used data from the most recent CPS Supplement, which included questions on household privacy and security concerns, to identify certain indicators of distrust in security online. Their analysis reveals that Internet-using households with either serious concerns with Internet privacy or prior experiences with a security breach or harassment were more likely to report that they refrained from a range of online activities, after controlling for other factors.

09/30/2016 DEBA Meeting

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 17:00:04 +0000

Internet PolicyDigital Economy Board of Advisors
September 28, 2016

The Digital Economy Board of Advisors is holding a public meeting on September 30, 2016, at Mozilla, 331 E. Evelyn Avenue, Mountain View, CA 94041. The meeting will be held in two sessions, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time (PDT), and from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. (PDT).


Notice of 09/30/2016 Digital Economy Board of Advisors Meeting


09/30/2016 DEBA meeting agenda

Digitally Unconnected in the U.S.: Who’s Not Online and Why?

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 12:53:42 +0000

When she announced the Commerce Department's Digital Economy Agenda a year ago, Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker emphasized that broadband Internet access and digital skills are critical to the economy's success.  The digital marketplace has created millions of new jobs in the United States. Digitally connected Americans are the modern workers, creative innovators, and new customers who will help sustain our nation's global competitiveness. 

But what about those Americans who do not use the Internet? Whether by circumstance or by choice, millions of U.S. households are not online, and thus unable to meaningfully participate in the digital economy. Data from NTIA's July 2015 Computer and Internet Use Supplement to the Current Population Survey confirm that the digital divide persists. In 2015, 33 million households (27 percent of all U.S. households) did not use the Internet at home, where families can more easily share Internet access and conduct sensitive online transactions privately.  Significantly, 26 million households--one-fifth of all households--were offline entirely, lacking a single member who used the Internet from any location in 2015.

Reasons for No Internet Use at Home

Remarks of Assistant Secretary Strickling at Internet Society’s InterCommunity 2016

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 20:09:19 +0000

Domain Name System
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Remarks of Lawrence E. Strickling
Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information
Internet Society's InterCommunity 2016
Washington, D.C.
September 21, 2016

I want to thank Kathy Brown and Sally Wentworth for inviting me here today to participate in your program. I want to talk about a topic that we have made a top priority during my seven years at NTIA.

APCO Orlando 2016 Presentation

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 20:06:58 +0000

GrantsState Alternative Plan Program
September 15, 2016

Multistakeholder Process; Internet of Things (IoT) Security Upgradability and Patching

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 20:30:34 +0000

Internet PolicyInternet Policy Task ForceInternet of Things
September 15, 2016

Upcoming Meeting

Notice of Multistakeholder Process on Internet of Things Security Upgradability and Patching Open Meeting

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 16:07:49 +0000

September 15, 2016

NTIA will convene meetings of a multistakeholder process concerning Internet of Things Security Upgradability and Patching.  This Notice announces the first meeting, which is scheduled for October 19, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Central Daylight Time. The meeting will be held in the Trinity Ballroom at the Renaissance Austin Hotel, 9721 Arboretum Boulevard, Austin, Texas 78759.

Testimony of Assistant Secretary Strickling on Protecting Internet Freedom: Implications of Ending U.S. Oversight of the Internet

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 13:35:05 +0000

Testimony of

The Honorable Lawrence E. Strickling
Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information
National Telecommunications and Information Administration
United States Department of Commerce

Before the

Judiciary Subcommittee on Oversight, Agency Action, Federal Rights and Federal Courts
Committee on the Judiciary
United States Senate

Hearing entitled