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The Commerce Department
Office of the Secretary, leveraging the expertise of the
National Telecommunications and
Information Administration (NTIA), the
Patent and Trademark Office
(PTO), the National
Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and the
International Trade Administration
(ITA), has created an Internet Policy Task Force to conduct a comprehensive
information, cybersecurity, and innovation in the Internet economy.
Recognizing the vital importance of the Internet to U.S. innovation,
prosperity, education and political and cultural life, the Commerce Department
has made it a top priority to ensure that the Internet remains open for
innovation. The newly created Internet Policy Task Force will 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
technology policy, international trade, cyber security standards and best
practices, intellectual property, business advocacy and export control.
The Department seeks additional public comment on the plan. For
more information on the plan and the opportunity to comment, visit
www.ntia.doc.gov/internetpolicytaskforce. Comments are
due on or before January 28, 2011.
Press Release from Office of Public Affairs
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