AI & THE MEDIA

NTIA To Release AI Accountability Report ‘This Winter’

he National Telecommunications and Information Administration is planning to release its artificial intelligence accountability report “this winter,” the agency’s top official said on Monday. The NTIA first requested comment in April 2023 on what policies should be put in place to ensure the trustworthiness of AI systems. More than 1,400 commenters weighed in, which is a lot for the agency, NTIA Administrator Alan Davidson said at a Knight Foundation event.

New NTIA Chief Picks Broadband, Communications Execs

Alan Davidson, newly installed head of the National Telecommunications & Information Administration, has named two new top officials to the agency: April McClain Delaney, formerly Washington director of Common Sense Media, is deputy assistant secretary of commerce for communications and information, and former Chattanooga, Tenn., Mayor Andy Berke has been named special representative for broadband.

Sen. Wicker Seeks Better NTIA-FCC Cooperation

The ranking member on the powerful Senate Commerce Committee wants the relationship between new FCC chair Jessica Rosenworcel and new NTIA head Alan Davidson to start out on the right foot. In a letter to both, Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), called on the FCC and the National Telecommunications & Information Administration to work together to better coordinate spectrum policy.

Jessica Rosenworcel Pledges Cooperation With New NTIA Chief

Senate Approves Alan Davidson To Head NTIA

The Senate voted Tuesday (Jan. 11) to approve the nomination of open internet advocate Alan Davidson, a longtime executive with Mozilla and Google, to head the National Telecommunications & Information Administration, but there was plenty of Republican pushback. As head of NTIA, Davidson will be responsible for overseeing $48 billion in broadband subsidy money authorized in the recently passed infrastructure act. The vote was 60 to 31, with the majority of Republicans voting against

NTIA Chief Alan Davidson’s Nominee Heads To Full Senate

The Senate Commerce Committee has voted to approve the nomination of open internet advocate Alan Davidson, a longtime executive with Mozilla and Google before that, to head the National Telecommunications & Information Administration. Three Republicans voted against the nomination: John Thune (S.D.), Marsha Blackburn (Tenn.) and Tim Scott (S.C.).

Biden Picks His Broadband Vanguard At FCC And Commerce Department