Washington, D.C., January 11, 2021 – The Satellite Industry Association (SIA) today applauded the U.S Senate for confirming Alan Davidson as Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information, at the National Telecommunications and Information Association (NTIA), Department of Commerce. The Assistant Secretary serves as NTIA Administrator and is also the U.S. President’s principal adviser on telecommunications and information policy. Mr. Davidson was nominated to head up the NTIA by President Biden in late October.
“SIA is pleased to congratulate Alan Davidson on being confirmed by the Senate as the new NTIA Administrator,” said Tom Stroup, President of SIA. “His decades of internet policy and cybersecurity experience as both an executive in the private sector and public servant make him an ideal head of the NTIA. As a former Director of Digital Economy at Commerce, he also has a broad understanding of the importance of bridging the digital divide with global connectivity and spectrum management, both of which are crucial to the commercial satellite industry. SIA applauds the U.S. Senate on Mr. Davidson’s confirmation.
About The Satellite Industry Association
SIA is a U.S.-based trade association providing representation of the leading satellite operators, service providers, manufacturers, launch services providers, and ground equipment suppliers. For more than two decades, SIA has advocated on behalf of the U.S. satellite industry on policy, regulatory, and legislative issues affecting the satellite business. For more information, visit www.sia.org.
SIA Executive Members include: Amazon; The Boeing Company; DIRECTV; EchoStar Corporation; HawkEye 360; Intelsat S.A.; Iridium Communications Inc.; Kratos Defense & Security Solutions; Ligado Networks; Lockheed Martin Corporation; OneWeb; Planet; SES Americom, Inc.; Space Exploration Technologies Corp.; Spire Global Inc.; and Viasat Inc. SIA Associate Members include: ABS US Corp.; The Aerospace Corporation; Amazon Web Services; Artel, LLC; AST & Science; Astranis Space Technologies Corp.; Blue Origin; Eutelsat America Corp.; ExoAnalytic Solutions; Hughes; Inmarsat, Inc.; Kymeta Corporation; Leonardo DRS; Lynk; Omnispace; OneWeb Technologies; Ovzon; Panasonic Avionics Corporation; Peraton; SpaceLink; Telesat Canada; ULA; UltiSat and XTAR, LLC. SIA Affiliate Members include: ARA; Aurora Insight; COMSAT; Davis Wright Tremaine; Envistacom, LLC; Genus Group; Hogan Lovells; Integrasys LLC, Kaman Precision Products; Kencast; Keysight Technologies, Inc.; Media Broadcast Satellite; Orange Business Services; Plexus Corp; Sheppard Mullin; Skylo Technologies and Wiley