The International Digital Economy and Telecommunication Advisory Committee (IDET) is established under the general authority of the Secretary of State and the Department of State as set forth in Title 22, sections 2656 and 2707, of the United States Code (U.S.C.), and the Federal Advisory Committee Act (“FACA”), 5 U.S.C. Appendix.
The IDET will provide advice to the Department on policy matters relevant to formulation of U.S. strategies, policies, positions, and proposals to international bodies and engagements addressing digital economy, digital connectivity, economic aspects of emerging digital technologies, telecommunications, and communication and information policy matters. The IDET will provide advice on other related matters, as requested.
Membership of the IDET will include U.S. organizations, including associations and scientific or industrial organizations that are engaged in the study of telecommunications or in the design or manufacture of equipment intended for telecommunication services; civil society; academia; and organizations, institutions, or entities with specific interests in digital economy, digital connectivity, economic aspects of emerging digital technologies, and communications and information policy matters.