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DOS - 657 - Advisory Committee on Cyber and International Communications and Information Policy - Agency Authority


Committee NameAdvisory Committee on Cyber and International Communications and Information PolicyAgency NameDepartment of State
Fiscal Year2019Committee Number657
Original Establishment Date10/1/1987Committee StatusTerminated
Actual Termination Date9/25/2019Committee URL 
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYYesMax Number of Members*Unlimited
Current Charter Date9/29/2019Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Designated Federal Officer
Date Of Renewal Charter9/29/2021Designated Federal Officer Prefix
Projected Termination Date9/25/2019Designated Federal Officer First Name*Joseph
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination Authority22 U.S.C. 2656Designated Federal Officer Last Name*Burton
Establishment Authority*Agency AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*22 U.S.C. 2656Designated Federal Officer Phone*(202) 647-5231
Effective Date Of Authority*7/27/1789Designated Federal Officer Fax*(202) 647-5957
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary CmteNot ApplicableDesignated Federal Officer Email*
Committee Type*Continuing
Committee Function*National Policy Issue Advisory Board


Agency Recommendation*Terminate
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNo
Legislation StatusNot Applicable
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The goal of the Committee was to provide a formal channel for regular consultation and coordination on major economic, social and legal issues and problems in cyber and international communications and information policy, especially as these issues
and problems involved users of information and communications services, providers of such services, technology research and development, foreign industrial regulatory policy, the activities of international organizations with regard to communications and information, and developing country interests. New directions and rapid growth within the telecommunications and IT industries, as well as an evolving regulatory environment, produced challenges to individual firms as well as to the industry as a whole. The Deputy Assistant Secretary overseeing the Office of International Communications and Information Policy afforded members an opportunity to provide input in advance of upcoming bilateral and multilateral meetings. He also ensured that the Department of State worked in tandem with other agencies involved in telecommunications, sharing input from ACCICIP members on important telecommunications industry developments with other agencies. In addition to conveying information to ACCICIP members during regular meetings, the Deputy Assistant Secretary overseeing the Office of International Communications and Information Policy and the Economic Bureau of the U.S. Department of State maintained outreach via social media and Department web sites to provide information to members and the public about late-breaking events.
How is membership balanced?*The Membership of the ACCICIP has expired and this committee has been terminated via Executive Order via OMB.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The Committee did not hold a full Committee meeting in FY 2019. It is not unusual in years where there are major changes in Department level leadership to not hold a meeting of the full committee. The International Disaster Response Sub-Committee of the ACCICIP met one time via teleconference in FY 2019 to consult and coordinate on issues and problems related to enabling the use of information and communications technologies in international disaster response. Meetings of the full Committee attracted attendees from the membership, the public and the media. Going forward, this Committee will not meet because it has been terminated in response to the Executive Order 13875 request via OMB.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*In the United States, the telecommunications and information technology sectors are intensely competitive. The Committee is a key forum in the U.S. government for developing and presenting a range of inputs of these competitive industries, and civil society, for the consideration of U.S. communications and information policy officials as they formulate policy or prepare for negotiations on international communications and information issues, either bilaterally or multilaterally. This Committee, furthermore, was unique in having the ability to focus on issues beyond the more limited telecommunications arena, and integrate both the telecommunications and information technology industries in the Committee's work. The Committee had a broad industry membership drawn from various sub-sectors and civil society to provide the necessary input into the policy development process.
Why close or partially close meetings?N/A
Recommendation RemarksThe Committee was a unique forum that served the Department of State in an advisory capacity concerning major economic, social and legal issues and problems in cyber and international communications and information policy. The Committee provided input on key developments in this field, as well as information on private sector activities, industry commercial concerns with foreign governments, regulatory issues, and other areas affected by U.S. Government negotiations and advocacy. The State Department had the lead in international negotiations in this area, and the committee has provided advice in the formulation of United States communications and information policy, positions and proposals forThe Committee did not issue a report or recommendations this fiscal year. It is not unusual for there to be years where no formal reports are issued. The committee was terminated in response to response to the Executive Order 13875 as request by OMB.Committee terminated per EO request via OMB


Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*NoAction Reorganize Priorities*No
Outcome Trust In GovernmentYesAction Reallocate ResourcesNo
Outcome Major Policy ChangesNoAction Issued New RegulationsNo
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchNoAction Proposed LegislationNo
Outcome Effective Grant MakingNoAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsNo
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryNoAction OtherYes
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionNoAction CommentIncluded recommendations and advice in international negotiations and other contact with foreign governments with respect to issues under the purview of the committee.
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsNoGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentN/ANumber Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentN/AGrants Review CommentNot Applicable
Number Of Recommendations*10Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentTen formal recommendations but countless informal recommendations. Feedback and recommendations have been primarily in the form of dialogue during regular meetings.Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*70.00%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentAgency established an International Development-focused sub-committee on the recommendation of the Committee. Agency has adopted and advocated frequently for VOIP recommendations 1, 2, 3 & 4 below (for more information, see the committee's VOIP Report). 1. Decision-making processes must be transparent. Regulation should foster deployment, capital investment, and competition. Regulatory decisions should be made in a timely fashion and incorporate flexibility, and should encourage innovation and competition. 2. Avoid imposing legacy regulations on VoIP and IP networks, including today's international telecommunications settlement regime. A light regulatory approach is appropriate, especially where competition takes root. Greater regulation is appropriate to protect users and competitive opportunity where competition is not taking place, but should be reduced as competition is established. As in all markets, competition law should also remain available to guard against anti-competitive behavior.3. Work to promote achievement of social policy objectives such as law enforcement, emergency services and other national interests—but drive these objectives in an evolutionary manner, relying whenever possible on industry-developed standards, moving toward achievement of these goals consistent with the capabilities of the technology without stifling the service in the meanwhile. 4. Users should be able on a non-discriminatory basis to run applications of their choice and to attach any devices that they may choose on underlying networks—particularly broadband connections since those are typically necessary for VoIP to work today—consistent with the user’s service plan, unless there would be harm to the network, or theft of service would be enabled. Agency has published recommendations by the Committee to increase collaboration among Information and Communications Technology (ICT) organizations, the humanitarian community, and governments in disaster response. (for more information, see Committee report Recommendations for ICT Collaborations in International Disaster Response) Though these recommendations were not specifically directed towards the U.S. Governemnt, they are an implementation of the Committee's prior recommendation to * Foster Global Disaster Preparedness and help to reduce barriers often faced by private, public, and Non Government Organization (NGO) Information and Communications Technology (ICT) providers.Access GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*30.00%Access PublicationsNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentAgency was in the process of adopting the following recommendations and has provided them to U.S. Government agencies responsible for international humanitarian response and disaster relief for consideration as the U.S. develops policies for how it might address information and communications technology (ICT) networks when responding to international disasters. * Increase recognition of ICTs as a critical infrastructure in the context of international disaster preparedness* Improve interagency coordination and expedite engagement between host country response leads and public, private and NGO ICT service/solution providers.* Improve communication and information flows regarding use of ICTs during an international disasterAccess OtherNo
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentN/A
Agency Feedback Comment*Through meetings, through frequent contact with the Committee Chairman and members, through individual meetings with members and trade associations.Narrative Description*
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Payments to Non-Federal Members* Est Payments to Non-Fed Members Next FY* 
Payments to Federal Members* Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY* 
Payments to Federal Staff*$7,250.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$0.00
Payments to Consultants* Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY* 
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members* Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY* 
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members* Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members* 
Travel Reimb. For Federal Staff* Est. Travel Reimb to Fed Staff Next FY* 
Travel Reimb. For Consultants* Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY* 
Other Costs$0.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$0.00
Total Costs$7,250.00Est. Total Next FY*$0.00
Date Cost Last Modified Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*0.05Est Cost Remarks
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Interest Areas

Broadcasting and Communications
Computer Technology
Information Technology
Emergency Preparedness and Management


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ActionCommittee System IDSubcommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-031490International Disaster Response Sub-Committee2019


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Data from Previous Years

ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-033675Advisory Committee on Cyber and International Communications and Information Policy2018
 COM-001661Advisory Committee on International Communications and Information Policy2017
 COM-002711Advisory Committee on International Communications and Information Policy2016
 COM-003771Advisory Committee on International Communications and Information Policy2015
 COM-004790Advisory Committee on International Communications and Information Policy2014
 COM-005702Advisory Committee on International Communications and Information Policy2013
 COM-006919Advisory Committee on International Communications and Information Policy2012
 COM-007971Advisory Committee on International Communications and Information Policy2011
 COM-008996Advisory Committee on International Communications and Information Policy2010
 COM-010051Advisory Committee on International Communications and Information Policy2009
 COM-010960Advisory Committee on International Communications and Information Policy2008
 COM-011969Advisory Committee on International Communications and Information Policy2007
 COM-012834Advisory Committee on International Communications and Information Policy2006
 COM-013821Advisory Committee on International Communications and Information Policy2005
 COM-014915Advisory Committee on International Communications and Information Policy2004
 COM-015748Advisory Committee on International Communications and Information Policy2003
 COM-016740Advisory Committee on International Communications and Information Policy2002
 COM-017657Advisory Committee on International Communications and Information Policy2001
 COM-018658Advisory Committee on International Communications and Information Policy2000
 COM-019428Advisory Committee on International Communications and Information Policy1999
 COM-020789Advisory Committee on International Communications and Information Policy1998
 COM-021538Advisory Committee on International Communications and Information Policy1997