Over 350 representatives from more than 170 Round 2 recipient organizations attended the November 9-10 workshop in Herndon, Virginia. Aneesh Chopra, the U.S. Chief Technology Officer, presented the keynote speech on Nov. 10 and talked about the importance of working with partners and developing creative applications to use on the networks made possible by BTOP grants. Attendees were also able to share best practices and lessons learned on topics like compliance, reporting, and environmental issues, and have face-to-face meetings with their Federal Program Officers (FPOs).
Aneesh Chopra, Chief Technology Officer and Associate Director for Technology, Office of Science and Technology Policy, discussed global broadband availability and how BTOP grants can impact local communities. For more information, please review Mr. Chopra’s presentation here.
- Key Compliance-Related Issues All BTOP Awardees Must Know - Review of security interests, auditing, sub-recipients vs. vendor issues, and signage requirements.
Cynthia B. Schultz, Director of Compliance and Audits for the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) at the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), reviewed the federal regulations and American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA) requirements for BTOP grants. For more information, please review Ms. Schultz’s presentation here.
Cynthia B. Schultz’s BTOP Compliance Presentation Transcript (November 2011).