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

Paul Rendek rendek at ripe.net
Tue Apr 7 09:44:40 CEST 2015

Hey Izumi,

Yes,  I agree and the approach seems like the right one.


On 4/7/15 12:38 AM, Craig Ng wrote:
> Izumi - I think that it makes sense to accept this request. What you have
> outlined below seems like a sensible approach to me.
> Craig
> 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
>> request.
>> 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
>> advance
>> - 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
>> list:
>> (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 -
>> ---- 
>> Izumi
>> -------- 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
>> Singapore.
>> 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>
>> Sincerely,
>> Kate Perl
>> Katharine Kairys Perl
>> Analyst
>> Government Accountability Office
>> (202) 512-2548, perlk at gao.gov<mailto:kairysk at gao.gov>
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