“To succeed as spectrum partners, the FCC and NTIA must hear from and listen to each other in both formal and informal ways,” said FCC chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel. “A common understanding of spectrum engineering and market conditions is essential for the success of our efforts at the FCC and NTIA to manage the country’s spectrum resources,” said assistant secretary of commerce Alan Davidson.
Jessica Quinley of the FCC’s wireless telecommunications bureau would participate as an observer in NTIA’s commerce spectrum management advisory committee. On the other hand, Douglas Brake, a spectrum policy specialist, and Timothy May, a senior advisor, would participate in the FCC’s technological advisory council and its communications security, reliability, and interoperability council, respectively.
It is worthy to note that the FCC and NTIA jointly manage the nation’s radio spectrum resources. The agencies have a long history of working together to ensure that spectrum policy decisions foster economic growth, ensure national and homeland security, and maintain US global leadership.