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USTTI KicksOff Our 26th Training Year!
March 31, 2008

26th Training Year

On March 28, 2008 the USTTI’s 26th year of training began with a group of 24 officials from 15 countries attending “Radio Frequency Spectrum Management,” sponsored by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA). This course is the first of four courses offered in our popular Spectrum Management sequence and takes place in Washington, DC. To date we have received 4,777 applications from 109 countries for USTTI’s 88 course curriculum. To enhance your opportunity of participating in USTTI training this year, we encourage you to submit your completed application as soon as possible.

USTTI e-Government Training Sequence

USTTI is gearing up for its first e-Government training sequence. While we are in our fourth year of collaboration with USAID on the successful “e-Government for Development: Strategies and Policies” seminar, 2008 marks the first year we have paired another course with this highly successful seminar. While it is not required to take part in both courses, USTTI and our trainers thought that many officials would also benefit from attending “Applying 21st Century ICT in Emerging Markets.” We encourage you to read the course descriptions and submit your completed online application immediately if you are interested in joining us for either session.

Administrative Coordinator

The USTTI is pleased to announce the appointment of our newest staff member Mr. Alfred Shikany. Alfred is a recent graduate of Yale University where he majored in Political Science and was a four year member of the Men’s Rowing Team. Alfred’s administrative skills and work ethic make him a great addition to the USTTI team.

USTTI Board Hosts ITU Secretary General Touré

Members of the USTTI Board hosted Dr. Hamadoun I. Touré during his second trip to Washington, DC as ITU Secretary General. Secretary General Touré briefed all those in attendance with is progress to-date and his goals for the coming years. Prior to working at the ITU, while working in the private sector in Washington, DC, Dr. Touré was a volunteer USTTI professor.

Washington, DC is in bloom

Each spring, over one Million visitors descend upon Washington, DC for the National Cherry Blossom Festival. Many USTTI scholars – past and present – have been among the millions of visitors who marvel at the more than 3,800 blooming cherry trees lining the Tidal Basin in downtown Washington, DC. The National Cherry Blossom Festival is a two-weeklong festival of events planned around the dates when it is expected the blossoms will bloom. This year’s festival kicked off on Saturday, March 29th and will go until April 13th.


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