2018 Forum programme

Ms. Vernita D. Harris
Ms. Vernita D. Harris

Deputy Associate Administrator, Office of International Affairs (OIA)
National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA)


Vernita D. Harris is Deputy Associate Administrator, in the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) Office of International Affairs. NTIA is the U.S. Commerce Department agency responsible for advising the President on domestic and international information and telecommunications issues.

Mrs. Harris oversees domestic and international policy strategies affecting Internet policymaking, standards development issues, governance issues, cybersecurity, emerging technologies and the digitaleconomy. She leads a team of policy experts that coordinate with other federal agencies, our international partners and a wide range of Internet policy stakeholders in developing consensus-based decisions that support U.S. policy goals. Before joining the U.S. Government, Mrs. Harris worked for Iridium, LLC.