Washington, D.C., October 27, 2021 – The Satellite Industry Association (SIA) today applauded the announcement that President Biden intends to nominate 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 is currently a Senior Advisor at the Mozilla Foundation, a global nonprofit that promotes openness, innovation, and participation on the Internet.
“SIA congratulates Alan Davidson on being named the intended nominee to become 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 nominee. As a former Director of Digital Economy at Commerce, he also has a broad understanding of the importance of global connectivity and spectrum management, both of which are crucial to the commercial satellite industry. SIA applauds the President’s announcement and encourages the U.S. Senate to quickly confirm Mr. Davidson’s nomination.
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; 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.; Amazon Web Services; Artel, LLC; AST & Science; Astranis Space Technologies Corp.; Blue Origin; Eutelsat America Corp.; ExoAnalytic Solutions; HawkEye 360; Hughes; Inmarsat, Inc.; Kymeta Corporation; Leonardo DRS; Lynk; Omnispace; Ovzon; Panasonic Avionics Corporation; Peraton; SpaceLink; Telesat Canada; ULA; UltiSat and XTAR, LLC. SIA Affiliate Members include: The Aerospace Corporation; 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