The International Telecommunication Advisory Committee (ITAC) is a federal advisory committee 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 purpose of the ITAC is to advise the Department of State with respect to telecommunications and information policy matters related to United States participation in the work of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the Organization of American States Inter-American Telecommunication Commission (CITEL), the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), and other international bodies addressing telecommunications.
Membership in the ITAC is open to representatives of U.S. government agencies; representatives of recognized operating agencies, scientific or industrial organizations that are in engaged in telecommunications; and individuals or representatives of any other entity with an interest in telecommunications and information policy matters.