Excerpt: In asking the multi-stakeholder community to generate a transition proposal, NTIA set forth criteria that any acceptable proposal must satisfy: 1) it must support and enhance the multi-stakeholder model; 2) it must maintain the security, stability, and resiliency of the Internet DNS; 3) it must meet the needs and expectations of the global customers and partners of the IANA services; and 4) it must maintain the openness of the Internet.
Excerpt: As part of its oversight of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the House Committee on Energy and Commerce has paid particular attention to FCC process and the need for reform. That oversight, reflecting bipartisan concern, is embodied by H.R. 3675, the Federal Communications Commission Process Reform Act, which passed the House on March 11, 2014.
Excerpt: While much attention has been paid to the technological challenges encountered by HealthCare.gov and the Federally Facilitated Marketplace (FFM), many exchanges built by states have encountered serious problems as well. To read the letter, click here.
Excerpt: The efficient and effective deployment of health information technology has been a priority for the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, with various legislative initiatives and oversight conducted in recent years to improve the regulation of new technologies that can improve health outcomes for patients. To read the letter, click here.
Excerpt: We urge you to take swift action to clarify the terms of Section 6409(a) consistent with the intent of the statute to deliver the benefits of wireless broadband access to all Americans. To ensure that 6409(a) achieves its goal of streamlining the approval of eligible facilities requests the commission should adopt rules that provide consistency for applicants and reviewing authorities alike.
Excerpt: We write to inform you of the significant concerns we share about the process the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) followed in issuing interim final rule (IFR) on February 10, 2014, relating to quality manufacturing standards for infant formula. To read the letter, click here.