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National Telecommunications and Information Administration

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), located within the Department of Commerce, is the Executive Branch agency that is principally responsible by law for advising the President on telecommunications and information policy issues.

NTIA’s programs and policymaking focus largely on expanding broadband Internet access and adoption in America, expanding the use of spectrum by all users, and ensuring that the Internet remains an engine for continued innovation and economic growth. These goals are critical to America’s competitiveness in the 21st century global economy and to addressing many of the nation’s most pressing needs, such as improving education, health care, and public safety.

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Alan Davidson

Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information and NTIA Administrator

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Today, the Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) launched a Request for Comment on the risks, benefits and potential policy related to advanced artificial intelligence (AI) models with widely available model weights – the core component of AI systems. These “open-weight” models allow developers to build upon and adapt previous work, broadening...

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Thank you, Alan, for the introduction. Hello everyone! It’s great to be here today to speak with you all about the implementation of the Biden-Harris Administration’s groundbreaking effort to build and execute a National Spectrum Strategy and secure the future of U.S. leadership in wireless communications. Our National Spectrum Strategy is essential to maximizing our economic and national security...

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Department of Commerce to Undertake Key Responsibilities in Historic Artificial Intelligence Executive Order

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