|For Immediate Release May 23, 2005||Contact:
NTIA Public Affairs 202-482-7002
Road map supports President’s initiative to improve management of nation’s airwaves
The Commerce Department’s National Telecommunication and Information Administration today unveiled a road map on how the United States can improve its preparation for World Radiocommunication Conferences (WRCs). The report recommends key improvements on how the U.S. can build on its past successes in advancing America’s interests.
the preparatory process for WRCs is one of 24 recommendations
NTIA sent to President Bush in June 2004 in response to
the President’ s initiative for a U.S. spectrum
policy for the 21st century. The new approach to spectrum
policy, outlined in the recommendations, calls for innovative
management tools to streamline the deployment of new services
and technologies while preserving national and homeland
security and public safety.
“The United States is the world leader in innovation, the catalyst for both our economic and national security,” Gallagher said. “The report recommends how we can institutionalize our best practices for future conferences to maintain our global leadership,” Gallagher said.
The recommendations, made in consultation with the State Department and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), include:
• Formalized senior level agency engagement in the WRC preparations;
• Closer cooperation and coordination of federal and non-federal preparations;
• Earlier international consultation, communication, preparation and formation of the delegation.
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