Mar 30 -- Nominations time period extended through April 14, 2022. https://www.federalregister.gov/d/2022-06646
Jan 13 -- The Secretary of Commerce (Secretary) established the Internet of Things Advisory Board (IoTAB) in accordance with the requirements of the William M. (Mac) Thornberry National Defense Authorization Act for FY2021. The IoTAB shall provide advice to the Internet of Things Federal Working Group on matters related to the Internet of Things as specified below. The IoTAB shall submit to the IoTFWG a report that includes any findings or recommendations related to the specific scope below.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST or Institute) invites and requests nominations of individuals by February 28, 2022 for appointment to the IoTAB.
Objectives and Duties: The Board shall advise the Internet of Things Federal Working Group convened by the Secretary pursuant to Section 9204(b)(1) of the Act on matters related to the Federal Working Group's activities. The Board shall advise the Federal Working Group with respect to—
a. the identification of any Federal regulations, statutes, grant practices, programs, budgetary or jurisdictional challenges, and other sector-specific policies that are inhibiting, or could inhibit, the development of the Internet of Things;
b. situations in which the use of the Internet of Things is likely to deliver significant and scalable economic and societal benefits to the United States, including benefits from or to—
i. smart traffic and transit technologies;
ii. augmented logistics and supply chains;
iii. sustainable infrastructure;
iv. precision agriculture;
v. environmental monitoring;
vi. public safety; and
vii. health care;
c. whether adequate spectrum is available to support the growing Internet of Things and what legal or regulatory barriers may exist to providing any spectrum needed in the future;
d. policies, programs, or multi-stakeholder activities that—
i. promote or are related to the privacy of individuals who use or are affected by the Internet of Things;
ii. may enhance the security of the Internet of Things, including the security of critical infrastructure;
iii. may protect users of the Internet of Things; and
iv. may encourage coordination among Federal agencies with jurisdiction over the Internet of Things;
e. the opportunities and challenges associated with the use of Internet of Things technology by small businesses; and
f. any international proceeding, international negotiation, or other international matter affecting the Internet of Things to which the United States is or should be a party.
The Board shall submit to the Internet of Things Federal Working Group a report that includes any of its findings or recommendations. The report will be administratively delivered to the Internet of Things Federal Working Group through the Director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).
The Board shall set its own agenda in carrying out its duties. The Federal Working Group may suggest topics or items for the Board to study, and the Board shall take those suggestions into consideration in carrying out its duties. The Board will function solely as an advisory body, in accordance with the provisions of FACA.
Membership: Members of the Board shall be appointed by the Secretary. The Board shall consist of 16 members representing a wide range of stakeholders outside of the Federal Government with expertise relating to the Internet of Things, including:
(i) Information and communications technology manufacturers, suppliers, service providers, and vendors;
(ii) subject matter experts representing industrial sectors other than the technology sector that can benefit from the Internet of Things, including the transportation, energy, agriculture, and health care sectors;
(iii) small, medium, and large businesses;
(iv) think tanks and academia;
(v) nonprofit organizations and consumer groups;
(vi) security experts;
(vii) rural stakeholders; and
(viii) other stakeholders with relevant expertise, as determined by the Secretary.
The Board members shall serve terms of two years (unless the Board terminates earlier). Vacancies are filled as soon as highly qualified candidates in a needed area of stakeholder interest are identified and available to serve. Members of the Board shall serve as representative members. Full-time or permanent part-time Federal officers or employees will not be appointed to the Board. Members must be citizens of the United States of America.
FR notice inviting nominations: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2022/01/13/2022-00419/establishment-and-call-for-nominations-to-serve-on-the-internet-of-things-advisory-board
NDAA FY2021, Sec. 9204. Internet of Things: https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/6395/text/enr