Technical Subcommittee (TSC)

The Technical Subcommittee (TSC) of the Interdepartment Radio Advisory Committee (IRAC) assists NTIA in addressing issues that relate to the technical aspects of the use of the electromagnetic spectrum, as well as such other matters as directed by the IRAC. TSC assistance to NTIA includes:

  1. development of recommendations concerning new technical standards and improvement of existing standards pertaining to use of the radio spectrum;
  2. maintaining awareness of the radio propagation (including natural radio noise) programs and needs of the Government for purposes of evaluating and making recommendations leading to a better utilization of the radio spectrum;
  3. evaluation and recommendations, in the form of technical reports, on new and existing techniques from the standpoint of their ability to optimize use of the radio spectrum (recommendations to include implementation steps);
  4. evaluation and recommendations, in the form of technical reports, regarding the electromagnetic compatibility capabilities and needs of the Government in support of spectrum management, including techniques and criteria leading to greater inter- and intra-radio service sharing of available spectrum and the reduction of man-made radio noise.

To the extent feasible, the Technical Subcommittee conducts its activities in working groups reporting thereon to the TSC.

The TSC shall evaluate current and proposed efforts regarding:

  1. the adequacy of the technical bases for spectrum management;
  2. the effectiveness of specific programs with regard to improved use of the spectrum;
  3. the need for new criteria, procedures, and methodologies for use of the spectrum.

Chairman
Mr. Edward F.Drocella
U.S. Department of Commerce
National Telecommunications and Information Administration
HCHB, Room 6725
1401 Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20230
Phone:  202-482-2608
Fax: 202-482-4595
Email:  edrocella@ntia.doc.gov

Vice Chairman
Mr. William M. Doolan
Department of Commerce
National Telecommunications and Information Administration
Herbert C. Hoover Building, Room 4878
1401 Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC  20230
Phone:  202-482-2320
Fax: 202-482-4595
Email:mdoolan@ntia.doc.gov

Secretary
Mr. Antonio Richardson
Department of Commerce
National Telecommunications and Information Administration
Herbert C. Hoover Building, Room 1087
1401 Constitution Avenue., NW
Washington, DC  20230
Phone: 202-482-4156
Fax: 202-482-3790
Email: arichardson@ntia.doc.gov