Federal agency responsible for the National Information Infrastructure (NII) Initiative. National Telecommunication and Information Administration gopher site has documentation about telecommunications funding.
The agency of the Federal government, within the Department of Commerce, that regulates all federally owned and operated telecommunications systems. The NTIA often works in cooperation with the FCC, but the two agencies are independent of each other.
an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce, the Executive Branch's principal voice on domestic and international telecommunications and information technology issues. NTIA is the agency within DoC that manages the cooperative agreement with VeriSign and the Memorandum of Understanding with ICANN. (See http://www.ntia.doc.gov/)