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Nov 15 -- The Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for International Communications and Information Policy, in the Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs, is accepting applications for membership on the International Digital Economy and Telecommunication (IDET) Advisory Committee by December 8, 2021.  
 
The IDET advises the Department of State with respect to, and provide strategic planning recommendations on, digital economy, digital connectivity, economic aspects of emerging digital technologies, telecommunications, and communication and information policy matters, including those related to the U.S. participation in the work of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the Organization of American States Inter-American Telecommunication Commission (CITEL), the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Forum Telecommunications and Information Working Group, the Group of Seven (G7), the Group of Twenty (G20) Digital Economy Task Force, and relevant standards setting bodies.
 
IDET members must be versed in the complexity of international communications and information policy issues and must be able to advise the Department of State on these matters. Members are expected to use their expertise and provide candid advice.  
 
There shall be no fewer than 20 members appointed to the IDET by the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for International Communications and Information Policy. Membership of the IDET will include representatives of interested government agencies, who will be ex officio members; representatives of U.S. organizations, including associations and scientific or industrial organizations that are engaged in the study of telecommunications or in the design or manufacture of equipment intended for telecommunication services; civil society; academia; and organizations, institutions, or entities with specific interests in digital economy, digital connectivity, economic aspects of emerging digital technologies, and communications and information policy matters. Together, the membership will represent a balance of interests and diverse viewpoints and have substantial expertise addressing these policy issues, participating in U.S. preparatory activities for conferences and meetings of international organizations, and serving on U.S. delegations.  
 
IDET Advisory Committee webpage: https://www.state.gov/international-digital-economy-and-telecommunication-advisory-committee/
FR notice inviting applications: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2021/11/15/2021-24816/international-digital-economy-and-telecommunication-idet-advisory-committee-solicitation-of

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