Advisory committees provide federal departments and agencies with access to expertise and advice on a broad range of issues affecting policies and programs. The public, in return, is afforded an opportunity to provide input into a process that may form the basis for government decisions. Most advisory committees at the FCC are established under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) (Pub. L. 92-463). Other advisory groups are either exempted from FACA by Congress or are task forces not subject to FACA.

Current Advisory Committees Established Under FACA

Advisory Groups, Task Forces, and Other Groups Not Subject to FACA

Previous Advisory Committees and Groups