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Spectrum Management Advisory Committee

The Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee (“CSMAC”) advises the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information at NTIA on a broad range of issues regarding spectrum policy and on needed reforms to domestic spectrum policies and management to enable timely implementation of evolving spectrum-dependent technologies and services to benefit the public. The members are spectrum policy experts, appointed as “Special Government Employees” from the private sector and balanced in terms of their points of view. Committee members offer expertise and perspective on reforms to enable new technologies and services, including reforms that expedite the American public’s access to broadband services, public safety, digital television, and long-range spectrum planning.

The Department of Commerce created the CSMAC following a recommendation made in President Bush’s 21st Century Spectrum Policy Initiative.

This initiative for improving management of the nation’s airwaves will help ensure continued U.S. leadership in wireless technologies while ensuring the country’s homeland security, national defense and other critical governmental needs.

The CSMAC recommends approaches and strategies that enable the United States to remain a leader in the introduction of new wireless technologies, while at the same time providing for the expansion of existing technologies and ensuring that the country’s homeland security, national defense, and other critical government needs are satisfied.

The CSMAC was organized and operates under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act. It held its first meeting in 2006.

What’s New

Federal Register Notice: Re-opened Request for Applications for Spectrum Management Advisory Committee: NTIA is re-opening its request for applications from persons interested in serving on the Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee (CSMAC) for new two year terms to commence in December 2008. The evaluation criteria for selecting members contained in the August 1, 2008 notice shall continue to apply.
Note: Due to an administrative error, the application due date published in the Notice was incorrect. Applications must be postmarked or electronically transmitted on or before September 26, 2008. NTIA will publish a technical correction of this date in the Federal Register. (Acrobat PDF 55 Kb)
Posted 09-11-2008

Federal Register Notice: Spectrum Management Advisory Committee Meeting: A Spectrum Management Advisory Committee (Committee) will be held on Friday, September 19, 2008, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., EDT, at the United States Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Ave. N.W., Washington, DC. The Committee provides advice to the Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information on spectrum management matters. (Acrobat PDF 60 Kb)
Posted 09-04-2008

Federal Register Notice: Call for Applications, Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee: NTIA is seeking applications from persons interested in serving on the Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee (CSMAC) for new two year terms to commence in December 2008.
Posted 08-01-2008

Meeting Agenda, July 14, 2008, 1:30 p.m. (Acrobat PDF 12 Kb)
Posted 07-16-2008




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