[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 86 (Wednesday, May 6, 2009)]
[Pages 20922-20923]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-10467]



National Telecommunications and Information Administration

Call for Applications for Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory 

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

ACTION: Notice and Call for Applications.


SUMMARY: The National Telecommunications and Information Administration 
(NTIA) is seeking applications from persons interested in serving on 
the Department of Commerce's Spectrum Management Advisory Committee 
(CSMAC) for new two-year terms. The CSMAC provides advice to the 
Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information and

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NTIA Administrator on spectrum policy matters.

DATES: Applications must be postmarked or electronically transmitted on 
or before June 1, 2009.

ADDRESSES: Applications materials should be sent to Joe Gattuso, 
Designated Federal Officer, by email to [email protected]; 
by U.S. mail or commercial delivery service to: Office of Policy 
Analysis and Development, National Telecommunications and Information 
Administration, 1401 Constitution Avenue N.W., Room 4725, Washington, 
DC 20230; or by facsimile transmission to (202) 482-6173.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joe Gattuso at (202) 482-0977 or 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The CSMAC was chartered in 2005 under the 
Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 U.S.C. App. 2 and is 
consistent with the National Telecommunications and Information 
Administration Act, 47 U.S.C. Sec.  904(b). The Department of Commerce 
renewed the CSMAC's charter on April 6, 2009. The CSMAC advises the 
Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information on a 
broad range of issues regarding spectrum policy. In particular, the 
charter provides that the CSMAC will provide advice and recommendations 
on needed reforms to domestic spectrum policies and management in order 
to: license radio frequencies in a way that maximizes their public 
benefit; keep wireless networks as open to innovation as possible; and 
make wireless services available to all Americans. The CSMAC functions 
solely as an advisory body in compliance with the FACA. Additional 
information about the CSMAC and its activities may be found at http://www.ntia.doc.gov/advisory/spectrum.
    Members of the CSMAC are experts in radio spectrum policy and do 
not represent any organization or interest. They serve on the CSMAC in 
the capacity of Special Government Employee. Members will not receive 
compensation or reimbursement for travel or for per diem expenses.
    There are currently 18 members of the CSMAC, who were appointed by 
the Secretary of Commerce for two-year terms commencing on January 16, 
2009. The renewed charter, effective April 6, 2009, allows up to 25 
members to serve on the CSMAC.
    The Secretary of Commerce may appoint up to seven additional 
individuals with expertise in those sectors and interests in spectrum 
policy issues relevant to the CSMAC. Moreover, the charter requires 
that the CSMAC be fairly balanced in terms of the points of view 
represented by the members and the functions to be performed. For 
purposes of obtaining balance, the Secretary will consider for 
membership interested persons with professional or personal 
qualifications or experience that will contribute to the CSMAC's work. 
Such qualifications should generally include, but may not be limited 
to, expertise and experience in academia, not-for-profit organizations, 
public advocacy, and in civil society.
    Applicants should submit their resume or curriculum vitae and a 
statement that summarizes the applicant's qualifications and 
experience. The statement should identify any particular expertise or 
area of interest relevant to the CSMAC's work. This will aid in the 
assessment of whether the applicant's qualifications and experience 
will contribute to the balance of points of view represented on the 

    Dated: May 1, 2009.
Kathy D. Smith,
Chief Counsel, National Telecommunications and Information 
[FR Doc. E9-10467 Filed 5-5-09; 8:45 am]