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CLE: Breaking Down the National Spectrum Strategy

January 24 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST

The FCBA Wireless Telecommunications Committee will sponsor a CLE on Wednesday, January 24 from 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. ET entitled Breaking Down the National Spectrum Strategy.  This program will be held virtually via the Zoom platform

The FCBA will apply for 2.0 hours of MCLE credit from the VA Bar.  This program has not yet been approved.

FCBA no longer offers CA MCLE credit to attendees.  If you wish to obtain CA credit, you must apply for it on your own.  FCBA will, however, provide a generic certificate of attendance that may be used.  Please click here for more information on the CA Bar Standards for MCLE Activity Approval and Requirements.

Online registration is closed. Please contact Elina Gross at to register.


On November 13, 2023, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) released its National Spectrum Strategy (NSS)—a “high-level blueprint” articulating the Biden-Harris Administration’s national objectives for spectrum policy.  The NSS is a culmination of NTIA’s recent efforts to identify ways to support U.S. leadership in wireless technologies and services through improved spectrum management and access.  In this program, representatives from government and industry will examine the NSS and its potential future impacts on spectrum policy.

The first panel will cover the bands that the NSS identified for further study for potential repurposing: the 3.1-3.45, 5.03-5.091, 7.125-8.4, 18.1-18.6 and 37.0-37.6 GHz bands, provide an overview of the strategy’s foundation for the future of spectrum management, innovation, and workforce, and the Commission’s role in implementing the strategy.  The speakers from the FCC and NTIA will discuss each of the bands and potential issues that may arise as each one is studied, while our speaker from the NSF will speak more broadly about spectrum management and innovation developments.  The second panel will focus on NTIA’s plans to establish test beds and promote innovative spectrum management technologies.  On this panel, participants will discuss ongoing testbed efforts and the ways in which the NSS could help support/improve spectrum research.

12:00 – 12:05 p.m.     Welcome and Introductions

12:05 – 12:15 p.m.     Opening Remarks by Scott Blake Harris, Senior Spectrum Advisor, NTIA

12:15 – 1:05 p.m.       Examining Bands Identified for Further Study

John Chapin, Special Advisor for Spectrum, National Science Foundation
Derek Khlopin, Deputy Associate Administrator, Spectrum Planning & Policy, NTIA
Nickolas LaSorte, Electrical Engineer, Spectrum Engineering & Analysis Division, NTIA
Joel Taubenblatt, Chief, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, FCC

Jason Neal, Partner, HWG LLP

1:05 – 2:00 p.m.         Test Beds & Spectrum Management Technologies

Umair Javed, Senior Vice President, Spectrum, CTIA
Monisha Ghosh, Professor, Electrical Engineering, University of Notre Dame
Jeff Stewart, Assistant Vice President, Global Public Policy, AT&T
Mark Walker, Vice President, Technology Policy, CableLabs

Meredith Singer, Partner, Wiley Rein LLP

Cost: $135.00 for Private Sector Members; $95.00 for Non-Profit 501c3 Members; $50.00 for Government/Academic/Transitional/Retired Members; No charge for Law Student Members; $205.00 for Non-Members


January 24
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST
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