National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration or NTIA, has formulated various policies to effectively control the growing demands and needs of the telecommunication and information sector. It comes under the Department of Commerce. The NTIA is headed by an Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information, who is appointed by the President by the advice of the Senate.
According to the findings of the US Congress, “Telecommunications and information are vital to the public welfare, national security, and competitiveness of the United States.”
The recent years have seen brisk technological developments in the telecommunications and information sector. As a consequence, the United States has developed effectual national and international policies to take advantage of these developments.
The policies of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration can be enumerated as in below:-
Promote the benefits of technological development in the United States
Encourage national safety, security and economic prosperity
Delivery of social services by the means of telecommunications
Contribute to the full development of competition and the growth and multiplication of commerce in domestic and international telecommunications markets.
Full and efficient use of telecommunications resources
Provide scientific knowledge about telecommunications and information.