Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
January 9, 2012


The Advisory Committee on International Communications and Information Policy (ACICIP) will meet on Thursday, January 12 at 9:00 a.m. in The Loy Henderson Auditorium of the U.S. Department of State Harry S. Truman Building. The ACICIP serves the U.S. Government in a solely advisory capacity regarding current issues and concerns in international communications and information policy. The public and members of the press may attend this meeting as seating capacity allows.

Ambassador Philip L. Verveer, United States Coordinator for International Communications and Information Policy, and ACICIP Chairman Thomas Wheeler will host the meeting.

The January 12 meeting will cover:

  • Discussions pertaining to various international telecommunications meetings and conferences, as well as bilateral meetings that have taken place recently.
  • Committee discussion of key issues of importance to U.S. communications policy interests including;
    • Updates Related to Privacy Issues
    • Anticipated and Current Trends in International Communications and Information Policy
    • Recognition of the ACICIP International Disaster Response Subcommittee for submitting its Report of Recommendations to the ACICIP

Admittance to the State Department building will be by means of a prearranged clearance list. In order to be placed on this list, please provide your name, title, company or other affiliation if appropriate, government-issued identification number (such as drivers license number and state), date of birth, and citizenship to the office of International Communications and Information Policy by fax (202) 647-7407 or email (BurtonKJ@state.gov) by close of business on January 11, 2012. Authority for collecting the personal data was included in the Federal Register notice announcing this meeting. See 76 F.R. 78327.

For further information, please contact Joseph Burton, Executive Secretary to the Advisory Committee on International Communications and Information Policy, at (202) 647-5231 or BurtonKJ@state.gov.



PRN: 2012/026