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Nov
2022

Government Relations Update October 2022

By Matthew Hall Internet2 External Relations Program Manager

President Signs Continuing Resolution On September 30, the president signed a continuing resolution (P.L. 117-180) extending federal funding past the end of the 2022 fiscal year.  This legislation provides funding for all federal agencies at 2022 fiscal year levels through December 16. This short-term funding bill…

10
Aug
2022

Government Relations Update July 2022

By Matthew Hall, Internet2 External Relations Program Manager

On July 27, the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee voted 15-13 to advance the nomination of Dr. Arati Prabhakar, the Biden Administration’s pick to lead the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP).  OSTP has been without a Director since the February 2022 resignation of Dr. Eric…

13
Jul
2022

Government Relations Update June 2022

By Matthew Hall, 
Internet2 External Relations Program Manager

Internet2 Files Comments with NSF and OSTP On June 30, Internet2 responded to a Request for Information (RFI) from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) in order to provide feedback on the release of the National…

15
Jun
2022

Government Relations Update May 2022

By Matthew Hall, 
Internet2 External Relations Program Manager

Administration Launches “Internet for All” Grant Programs On May 13, the Administration announced the beginning of its Internet for All initiative, an effort that will invest $45 billion to provide affordable internet access for everyone in the U.S. by the end of the decade. The Internet for…

13
May
2022

Government Relations Update April 2022

By Matthew Hall, Internet2 External Relations Program Manager

Internet2 Files Comments on Routing Security On April 13, Internet2 filed comments with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in response to its Notice of Inquiry (NOI) regarding threats to the security and integrity of the Border Gateway Protocol (BGP).  Internet2 recommended five actions the FCC could…

12
Apr
2022

Government Relations Update March 2022

By Matthew HallInternet2 External Relations Program Manager Biden Administration Unveils Budget On March 28, the president announced the release of the White House FY 2023 Budget. This document lays out the Administration’s spending priorities for the coming year and provides guidance to Congress as it develops appropriations…

20
Jul
2021

Government Relations Update June 2021

Tribal Broadband Program Funding Becomes Available On June 3, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) announced the availability of $980 million of grant funding for its Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program. This opportunity aims to expand access to and adoption of broadband service on Tribal Land while also providing funding for…