[Federal Register Volume 67, Number 46 (Friday, March 8, 2002)]
[Page 10682]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 02-5556]

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National Telecommunications and Information Administration

Notice, Spectrum Management and Policy Summit

AGENCY: National Telecommunications and Information Administration, 
Department of Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of public meeting.


SUMMARY: The National Telecommunications and Information Administration 
(NTIA) will host a two-day Spectrum Summit, on April 4-5, 2002, that 
will be open to the public. The purpose of the spectrum management and 
policy summit is to explore new ideas to develop and implement spectrum 
policy and management approaches that will make more efficient use of 
the spectrum; provide spectrum for new technologies; and improve the 
effectiveness of domestic and international spectrum management 

DATES: The Spectrum Summit will be held from 8:30 a.m-5:30 p.m. on 
Thursday, April 4, 2002, and from 8:30 a.m.-4:15 p.m on Friday, April 
5, 2002.

ADDRESSES: The April 4th meeting will be held in the auditorium of the 
U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, 
DC. On Friday, April 5, 2002, meetings will take place at the Ronald 
Reagan International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., 
Washington, DC, on the Concourse Level. Meetings on both days are open 
to the public. Seating is limited and is available on a first-come, 
first-served basis. For updated information and an agenda, please refer 
to NTIA's webpage at http:www.ntia.doc.gov>. Directions to the Ronald 
Reagan International Trade Center and meeting room locations can also 
be accessed through the Trade Center's webpage at http:www.itcdc.com>.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Derrick Owens, Office of Spectrum 
Management, NTIA, telephone (202) 482-1920, or electronic mail: 
[email protected]>; or Joe Gattuso, Office of Policy Analysis and 
Development, NTIA, telephone: (202) 482-1880, or electronic mail 
[email protected]>. Media inquiries should be directed to the 
Office of Public Affairs, NTIA, at (202) 482-7002.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NTIA serves as the principal adviser to the 
President on telecommunications policies as they pertain to the 
Nation's technological and economic advancement. NTIA is the primary 
Executive Branch agency responsible for developing and articulating 
domestic and international telecommunications policies. NTIA also 
manages use of the radio frequency spectrum by all federal agencies.
    Radio spectrum is a key component for many government and private 
sector telecommunications and commercial services. Over the years, the 
demand for spectrum to be used for both governmental and commercial 
purposes has increased significantly. Key government organizations rely 
on radio spectrum to conduct national security, air traffic control, 
law enforcement, and other public safety efforts, among many other 
services. Spectrum use also supports the operations of the most 
competitive and technologically sophisticated industries in the United 
States. As such, effective spectrum policy and management is of great 
importance to the national economy. The increasing spectrum needs of 
the government and private sector has made the current spectrum 
management process more difficult, especially as the amount of 
available, unencumbered spectrum, becomes limited.
    The Spectrum Summit, therefore, will focus on policies affecting 
the management of the Nation's airwaves, on new ideas and approaches to 
make more efficient use of spectrum, and on making the national and 
international spectrum processes more effective. NTIA will have the 
opportunity during the Spectrum Summit to initiate a dialogue with key 
industries and organizations that use spectrum, economists and 
analysts, technologists and futurists, and other interested parties. 
The four major areas of discussion throughout the two-day Spectrum 
Summit are: (1) Spectrum allocation and planning; (2) spectrum 
efficiency; (3) spectrum for new technologies; and (4) spectrum 
management regulatory processes.
    Public Participation: These meetings will be open to the public and 
are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Any member of 
the public wishing to attend and requiring special services, such as 
sign language interpretation or other ancillary aid, should contact 
Derrick Owens or Joe Gattuso at least three (3) days prior to the 
meeting via the contact information provided above. All persons 
entering the Department of Commerce and the Ronald Reagan International 
Trade Center must go through the security screening. To facilitate 
entry into the Department of Commerce building, please have photo 
identification available and/or a U.S. Government building pass, if 

    Dated: March 5, 2002.
Kathy D. Smith,
Chief Counsel, National Telecommunications and Information 
[FR Doc. 02-5556 Filed 3-7-02; 8:45 am]