About the Division

The Office of Intergovernmental Affairs (IGA) provides outreach to state and local governments, as well as other federal regulatory agencies, for the purpose of fostering an understanding of FCC programs, policies, rules and decisions. We attend and participate in conferences, seminars and industry meetings to further our mission. IGA is responsible for overseeing the work and activities of the commission's Intergovernmental Advisory Committee, the Hospital Robocall Protection Group, and various ad hoc special projects.

 

Spotlight

FCC Seeks Comment on How to Facilitate Voluntary Adoption of Best Practices to Help Combat Robocalls to Hospitals

On January 11, 2021, the FCC released a Public Notice seeking comments on how to facilitate the voluntary adoption of best practices issued on December 14, 2020 by the Hospital Robocall Protection Group to help combat unlawful robocalls to hospitals.

The HRPG, a federal advisory committee, was formed on June 25, 2020 in accordance with the Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence Act of 2019 (TRACED Act) to address the scourge of malicious robocalls to hospitals and health care institutions. In accordance with the TRACED Act, the HRPG's best practices concern the following:

  • How voice service providers can better combat unlawful robocalls made to hospitals
  • How hospitals can better protect themselves from such calls, including by using unlawful robocall mitigation techniques
  • How the Federal Government and State governments can help combat such calls.

The HRPG best practices focus on collective efforts and encourage a coordinated response among hospitals, phone companies, and government agencies to mitigate the impact of these calls. The complete text of the best practices can be found here.

The TRACED Act now requires the Commission to conclude a proceeding no later than June 12, 2021, to "assess the extent to which the voluntary adoption of such best practices can be facilitated to protect hospitals and other institutions." The PN initiates that proceeding.

Comments on the PN are due by February 1, 2021. Complete text of the HRPG Best Practices PN and related materials can be found here.

IGA Spotlight Archive

 

2018

2018 Webinars

Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau Announces Emergency Alerting Webinar on July 25

July 25, 2018 Public Notice

Emergency Alert System and Wireless Emergency Alerts Webinar for State and Local Government Officials

Thursday, June 21, 2018
Washington, DC
For more information.
PowerPoint Presentation

An Introduction to the Mobility Fund II Challenge Process for State, Local and Tribal Governments

Wednesday, May 3, 2018
Washington, DC

2017

2017 Webinars

Wireless Infrastructure Deployment Webinar for State and Local Government

Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Washington, DC
For more information.

Infrastructure Deployment Webinar for State & Local Governments

Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Washington, DC
For more information.

Advisory Committee

The Intergovernmental Advisory Committee is composed of officials from municipal, county, state and tribal governments who provide guidance to the FCC on a broad range of issues.

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Contact Us

State and local government officials and their staff can reach us via email at: IGA@fcc.gov

 

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Wednesday, October 14, 2020