Nextgov are reporting Senators are pressing Commerce Secretary Locke and Assistant Secretary-Designate Larry Strickling to pay close attention to the relationship between the U.S. government and the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).

The  joint project agreement (JPA) which allows the US Government’s oversight of ICANN is slated to sunset on Sept. 30 amid accountability and transparency concerns.

The National Telecommunictions and Information Administration (NTIA) is currently seeking public omments regarding the future of the JPA. 
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Nextgov news report Senators push to monitor ICANN-government relationship