For Immediate Release
June 30, 2000
Contact: Ranjit de Silva (202)482-7002
Art Brodsky (202) 482-0019

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WASHINGTON-Industry representatives will present federal government experts new wireless technologies that could be used by federal law enforcement agencies at a Wireless Innovations in Communications Initiative (WICI) Committee meeting on Tuesday, July 11, 2000. For further background information, the slide presentation explaining the land mobile communication needs of the Federal Law Enforcement Users Group (FLEWUG) is posted on the WICI web site at

Industry presentations should describe new technologies that could increase spectrum efficiency, allow for interoperability, enhance switching technology, improve system architectures, or describe potential commercial applications. Industry presenters will have 20 minutes to make presentations and then 10 minutes to answer questions from committee members. Industry representatives interested in giving presentations may contact Gerald Hurt at 202-482-4107.

WICI, an initiative of the Commerce Department's National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), is designed to provide a venue for the federal government to promote innovative thinking in the development and utilization of new communications technologies. Specific goals of the WICI are to identify new wireless technologies and new spectrum management approaches that will enable federal users to satisfy their communications needs more effectively and efficiently, and to encourage private sector innovation and greater public/private cooperation. The WICI Committee, established as an ad hoc committee of the Interdepartment Radio Advisory Committee, is composed of senior experts from various federal government agencies.

WHEN: Tuesday, July 11, 2000
1:30 p.m.- 3:30 p.m.

WHERE: Room 6800-6802, U.S. Department of Commerce
1401 Constitution Avenue NW
Washington, D.C. 20230

Note: Please check web site for updates on meeting time and location.

REGISTRATION: Online registration for industry representatives is required. Instructions for registration are provided on the NTIA web site at