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U.S. Delegation to the International Telecommunication Union Plenipotentiary Conference in Guadalajara, Mexico

Media Note
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
October 8, 2010


Ambassador Philip L. Verveer, U.S. Coordinator for International Communications and Information Policy, is leading the U.S. delegation to the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) 2010 Plenipotentiary Conference, which takes place from October 4-22 in Guadalajara, Mexico.

Other members of the U.S. delegation include Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski, Special Assistant to the President and White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Howard A. Schmidt, and senior representatives from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, the Department of Defense, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

The Plenipotentiary Conference is a three week, high-level policy conference held every four years with the goal of setting the ITU general policies, adopting four-year strategic and financial plans, and electing the ITU senior management team, members of Council, and members of the Radio Regulations Board.

PRN: 2010/1445


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