NTIA Press Releases
For Immediate Release
February 5, 2004
Contact: Clyde Ensslin or
Ranjit de Silva, 202-482-7002

Commerce Deputy Secretary to Address
Spectrum Policy for 21st Century

Deputy Secretary of Commerce Samuel W. Bodman will deliver opening remarks and kick off two separate two-day discussion meetings to help the Bush Administration develop “Spectrum Policy for the 21st Century.” The public safety forum and the policy reform workshop, planned and arranged by the Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) in coordination with other interested organizations, are designed to gather information from the public that may be used as a basis for legislative and other policy recommendations called for by the President’s Spectrum Policy Initiative Executive Memorandum.

    WHO:        Deputy Secretary of Commerce Samuel W. Bodman
                       Acting Assistant Secretary of Commerce Michael D. Gallagher

WHAT:     Opening remarks before a forum on public safety spectrum management
WHEN:      Tues. Feb. 10, 2004 at 8:00 a.m. (Omni Shoreham)       
WHERE:   Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert Street, NW. Tel: (202) 234-0700

      Opening remarks before a workshop on spectrum management reform
WHEN:      Thurs. Feb. 12, 2004 at 8:30 a.m. (National Academy of Sciences)

WHERE:   The National Academy of Sciences Building, 2100 C St. NW
Telephone: (202) 334-2605. Contact: Margaret Huynh
Note: Reporters should phone to reserve space as seating is limited.             

The public safety forum will be hosted by NTIA, while the policy reform workshop is being convened by the National Academies and sponsored by NTIA. Discussions will be moderated by officials from NTIA and the Federal Communications Commission, among others. More information, including complete agendas and schedules, is available from the NTIA Web site at www.ntia.doc.gov.

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