Office of Strategic Planning and Policy Analysis [Federal Communications Commission] Law and Legal Definition

The Office of Strategic Planning and Policy Analysis (OSP) is a staff office of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The OSP is responsible for working with the FCC Chairman, Commissioners, Bureaus and other Offices to develop a strategic plan identifying short and long term policy objectives for the agency.

The functions of the OSP include:

a. helping to prepare the agency's annual budget ensuring that budget proposals mesh with agency policy objectives and plans;

b. working with the Office of the Chairman and the Managing Director in developing a workforce strategy consistent with agency policy-related requirements;

c. providing policy analysis and development set by the former Office of Plans and Policy;

d. monitoring the state of the communications industry to identify trends, issues and overall industry health, and produces staff working papers;

e. acting as expert consultants to the FCC in areas of economic, business and market analysis and other subjects that cut across traditional lines; and

f. reviewing legal trends and developments, for instance, intellectual property law, Internet and e-commerce issues.