[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 123 (Monday, June 28, 2010)]
[Pages 36633-36634]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-15589]



National Institute of Standards and Technology

National Telecommunications and Information Administration

International Trade Administration

Cybersecurity and Innovation in the Information Economy

AGENCY: National Institute of Standards and Technology, National 
Telecommunications and Information Administration, and International 
Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of public meeting.


SUMMARY: The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the 
National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), and 
the International Trade Administration (ITA), on behalf of the U.S. 
Department of Commerce (Department), will hold a public meeting on July 
27, 2010, to discuss the relationship between cybersecurity in the 
commercial space and innovation in the Internet economy.

DATES: The meeting will be held on July 27, 2010, from 9 a.m. to 4:45 
p.m., Eastern Daylight Time. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held in the Amphitheater of the Ronald 
Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania 
Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20006. All major entrances to the building 
are accessible to people with disabilities.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information regarding the 
meeting, contact W. Curt Barker by e-mail at [email protected] or 
by phone at (202) 482-0935.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Recognizing the vital importance of the 
Internet to U.S. economic growth and innovation, the Department has 
made it a top priority to ensure that the Internet remains a vehicle 
for these important purposes. The Department has assembled an Internet 
Policy Task Force (Task Force), comprised of Department officials, 
whose mission is to identify leading public policy and operational 
challenges in the Internet environment. The Task Force leverages 
expertise across many bureaus, including those responsible for domestic 
and international information and communications policy, international 
trade, cybersecurity standards and best practices, intellectual 
property, business advocacy and export control.
    As part of the Task Force agenda, NIST, NTIA, and ITA are 
conducting a comprehensive review of cybersecurity and innovation in 
the Internet economy, with a particular emphasis on the security 
practices of those businesses that operate non-critical infrastructure. 
To facilitate this review, on July 27, 2010, NIST, NTIA, and ITA will 
hold a public meeting to discuss stakeholder views and to encourage 
public discussion of cybersecurity policy in the United States. The 
event will seek participation and comment from all interested 
stakeholders, including the commercial, academic, and civil society 
sectors, on the impact of current cybersecurity law and governmental 
policy, the common and emerging techniques used in successful 
cybersecurity strategies, and the relative

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roles of the private and public sectors with respect to improving 
cybersecurity in the commercial arena. The bureaus will explore the 
changing nature of threats and whether those changes suggest gaps in 
cybersecurity policy. Similarly, they invite discussion and comment on 
how the public sector can organize more clearly its roles. The review 
will also seek to develop a deeper understanding of the relationship of 
current cybersecurity policy to consumer welfare, job creation, 
international trade, and fundamental democratic values. The review is 
being coordinated with the Office of the Cybersecurity Coordinator, 
Executive Office of the President. As part of this review, the Task 
Force will shortly issue a notice of inquiry seeking public comments on 
key issues.
    The agenda for the public meeting will be available at least one 
week prior to the meeting. The agenda will be available on the Internet 
Policy Task Force Web site, http://www.ntia.doc.gov/internetpolicytaskforce/ and the NIST's Web site at http://www.nist.gov, under Conferences and Events. Gary Locke, Secretary of 
Commerce, is scheduled to deliver keynote remarks. Also participating 
with remarks will be Howard Schmidt, White House Cyber Security 
Coordinator, Cameron Kerry, the Department of Commerce's General 
Counsel, Patrick Gallagher, Director of the National Institute of 
Standards and Technology, and Anna Gomez, the Deputy Assistant 
Secretary for Communications and Information and Deputy National 
Telecommunications and Information Administrator. Other U.S. Government 
officials will also participate, as will a number of well-regarded, 
non-government experts.
    The meeting will be open to members of the public on a first-come, 
first-served basis. To pre-register for the meeting, please send a 
request to Teresa Vicente at [email protected] indicating your 
name, organizational affiliation, mailing address, telephone, and e-
mail address. The meeting will be physically accessible to people with 
disabilities. Individuals requiring accommodation, such as sign 
language interpretation or other ancillary aids, should communicate 
their needs to Teresa Vicente at least five (5) days prior to the 
meeting. Attendees should arrive at least one-half hour prior to the 
start of the meeting and must present valid government-issued photo 
identification upon arrival. Persons who have pre-registered (and 
received confirmation) will have seating held until 15 minutes before 
the program begins. Members of the public will have an opportunity to 
ask questions at the meeting.

    Dated: June 15, 2010.
Katharine B. Gebbie,
Director, Physics Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and 
Lawrence E. Strickling,
Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information, 
National Telecommunications and Information Administration.
    Dated: June 22, 2010.
Michelle O'Neill,
Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade, 
International Trade Administration.
[FR Doc. 2010-15589 Filed 6-25-10; 8:45 am]