[CRISP-TEAM] Fwd: GAO meeting request - CRISP team chair

Craig Ng craig at apnic.net
Tue Apr 7 01:38:52 CEST 2015

Izumi - I think that it makes sense to accept this request. What you have
outlined below seems like a sensible approach to me.


On 6/04/2015 10:30 pm, "Izumi Okutani" <izumi at nic.ad.jp> wrote:

>The CRISP Team,
>I have received a request for interview from the US Government
>Accountability Office.
>You can find the details as attached.
>They are making the same request, looks like with the same questions to
>Names and ICANN Accountability CCWG Chairs (I don't know about the
>protocols as I haven't explicitly confirmed).
>I am aware that the names and accountability chairs have accepted the
>I would like to confirm whether it would be appropriate to accept this
>request (personally I think we should) and anything to note if accepting
>the request.
>In case of accepting this request:
> - I would like the Vice-Chair at the time or Alan to join me in the call
> - I will consult with the CRISP Team on responses to the questions in
> - I will share notes of what was discussed
>Another agenda for the coming CRISP Team call, and I would appreciate
>your feedback online before the call as much as possible.
>I would like to respond within this week.
>FYI, This is additional information I have from the Accountability CCWG
>(Response from GAO to a question from a CCWG member)
>While there have been some bills introduced in Congress related to GAO
>and the proposed IANA transition, so far, none of those bills has become
>law.  We are involved in our current engagement on the proposed
>transition at the request of the House Committee on Energy and
>Commerce-Chairman Fred Upton, Vice Chairman Marsha Blackburn, Member John
>Shimkus-and its Subcommittee on Communications and Technology - Chairman
>Greg Walden. In addition, Rep. Mike Kelly and Rep. Todd Rokita are
>requesters for this work.
>Our objectives are as follows:
>(1)    What process is being used to develop a transition proposal, and
>how is the process considering risks associated with the transition, as
>identified by stakeholders?
>(2)    How is NTIA planning to use its core requirements to evaluate a
>transition proposal, and what, if any, additional criteria could help
>NTIA with this evaluation?
>Our basic methodology is to review documentation and interview a variety
>of stakeholders, including officials with multiple federal agencies,
>ICANN, and others with technical expertise or an interest in the IANA
>functions, and to monitor the transition process.  We are also evaluating
>various established GAO criteria that might be applicable.  As Chuck
>mentioned, we are planning to complete a product in July 2015.
>Thanks very much for your interest -
>-------- Forwarded Message --------
>Subject: GAO meeting request - CRISP team chair
>Date: Mon, 6 Apr 2015 12:07:43 +0000
>From: Perl, Katharine K <PerlK at gao.gov>
>To: 'izumi at nic.ad.jp' <izumi at nic.ad.jp>
>CC: Wilbur, Alwynne <Wilbura at gao.gov>
>Dear Ms. Okutani:
>You may remember meeting my colleague, Alwynne Wilbur, at ICANN 52 in
>The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) has been asked by the
>U.S. Congress-the Chairs of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and
>its Communications and Technology Subcommittee-to review the National
>Telecommunications and Information Administration's (NTIA) proposed
>transition of  key Internet technical functions to the global
>multistakeholder community. We are meeting with knowledgeable people and
>organizations to gather information for our work.
>We would like to meet with you to discuss the proposed transition from
>the perspective of the CRISP team working group and the numbering
>community. I have attached a list of questions, to give you a better idea
>of the topics we want to discuss with you, and I'll provide a
>teleconference line after confirming your availability. In addition to
>the discussion, we would also welcome written responses.
>Would you be willing to meet with us for a one-hour call on one of the
>following days? (see below) Our GAO team is located in Washington, DC and
>Dallas, TX so  it seems that based on our time differences among us, a
>good time slot may be 8:00 JST (19:00 EDT). Please advise you prefer a
>different time or day. We had originally hoped that CRISP vice chair Alan
>Barrett might also be able to join the call, but this might be
>challenging with the time differences-please advise if this would be
>helpful and if a particular time slot might be convenient.
>*         April 14 - 8:00-9:00 JST
>*         April 21 - 8:00-9:00 JST
>*         April 23 - 8:00-9:00 JST
>If you have any questions or would like to discuss further, please
>contact me at perlk at gao.gov<mailto:perlk at gao.gov>
>Kate Perl
>Katharine Kairys Perl
>Government Accountability Office
>(202) 512-2548, perlk at gao.gov<mailto:kairysk at gao.gov>
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