Fiona M. Alexander
Associate Administrator, National Telecommunications and Information Adminstration (NTIA)
Ms. Fiona M. Alexander is the Associate Administrator (Head of Office) for the Department of Commerce's National Telecommunications and Information Administration's (NTIA) Office of International Affairs (OIA). As the Executive Branch agency responsible for advising the President on telecommunications and information policy issues, NTIA is committed to the continued growth of the Internet. As the Internet evolves, new challenges emerge. Working with other stakeholders, NTIA is developing policies to preserve an open, interconnected global Internet that supports continued innovation and economic growth, investment, and the trust of its users. This multistakeholder model of Internet policymaking - convening government, the private sector, and civil society to address issues in a timely and flexible manner - has been responsible for the past success of the Internet and is critical to its future. In addition, NTIA plays a leading role in the Commerce Department's Internet Policy Task Force, which is conducting a comprehensive policy review related to online privacy, copyright protection, cybersecurity, and the global free flow of information with the goal of ensuring that the Internet remains open for innovation.
In her role as Associate Administrator for International Affairs, Ms. Alexander oversees and manages NTIA's activities related to the Internet's domain name system (DNS) as well as NTIA's involvement in international ICT bilateral and multilateral discussions in venues such as the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Telecommunications Working Group (APEC TEL), the Inter-American Telecommunication Commission (CITEL), the International Telecommunications Satellite Organization (ITSO), and, the International Mobile Satellite Organization (IMSO). She is also a key member of the Department's Internet Policy Task Force providing strategic guidance with respect to online privacy, copyright protection, and cybersecurity, and co-leading the work on the global free flow of information.
Ms. Alexander was NTIA's lead negotiator for issues related to Internet Governance in the context of the UN World Summit on the Information Society as well as the Affirmation of Commitments with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). In addition, she was a key member of the U.S. team that worked on the OECD's Internet Policy Making Principles.
Prior joining NTIA, Ms. Alexander was a Senior Consultant at Booz, Allen & Hamilton. She has a Masters Degree in International Relations from American University, Washington, D.C.
- State of the Net Conference 2013 January 22, 2013
- What Role Should the UN Have in Governing the Internet? A Briefing on the UN's Internet Governance Initiative June 5, 2012
Biography last updated January 18, 2013