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Meeting of Advisory Committee on International Communications and Information Policy

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The Department of State announces the next meeting of its Advisory Committee on International Communications and Information Policy (ACICIP) to be held on Thursday, March 30, 2006, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., in the Loy Henderson Auditorium of the Harry S. Truman Building of the U.S. Department of State. The Truman Building is located at 2201 C Street, NW., Washington, DC 20520.

The committee provides a formal channel for regular consultation and coordination on major economic, social and legal issues and problems in international communications and information policy, especially as these issues and problems involve users of Start Printed Page 9408information and communications services, providers of such services, technology research and development, foreign industrial and regulatory policy, the activities of international organizations with regard to communications and information, and developing country issues.

The meeting will be led by ACICIP Chair Mr. Richard E. Wiley of Wiley Rein & Fielding LLP. Ambassador David A. Gross, Deputy Assistant Secretary and U.S. Coordinator for International Communications and Information Policy, and other senior U.S. Government officials will address the meeting. The main focus of the event will be to discuss U.S. Government and private sector initiatives aimed at development of capacity in the information and communications technologies (ICT) sector, and the role of ICT for development, the World Telecom Development Conference, the Digital Freedom Initiative, and activities of the U.S. Telecommunications Training Institute. Discussion of the new Global Internet Freedom Task Force as well as follow-up to the November World Summit on the Information Society will also be on the agenda.

Members of the public may attend these meetings. While the meeting is open to the public, admittance to the Department of State building is only by means of a pre-arranged clearance list. In order to be placed on the pre-clearance list, please provide your name, title, company, social security number, date of birth, and citizenship to Robert M. Watts at wattsrm@state.gov no later than 5 p.m. on Tuesday, March 28, 2006. All attendees for this meeting must use the 23rd Street entrance. One of the following valid ID's will be required for admittance: any U.S. driver's license with photo, a passport, or a U.S. government agency ID. Non-U.S. government attendees must be escorted by Department of State personnel at all times when in the building.

For further information, please contact Robert M. Watts, Executive Secretary of the Committee, at (202) 647-5820 or by e-mail at wattsrm@state.gov.

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Dated: February 16, 2006.

Robert M. Watts,

Executive Secretary, ACICIP, Department of State.

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[FR Doc. E6-2580 Filed 2-22-06; 8:45 am]

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