For Immediate Release Contact:
July 18, 2000
Ranjit de Silva (202)482-7002
Art Brodsky (202) 482-0019

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WASHINGTON-The Wireless Innovations in Communications Initiative (WICI) Committee will hold a meeting on Tuesday, July 25, 2000 focusing on the Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration (DOT/FHWA) Intelligent Transportation System (ITS). A detailed briefing will be provided by a representative from the DOT/FHWA describing the Dedicated Short Range Communications system and the nationwide Differential Global Positioning System (DGPS). Based on discussions following the briefing, industry representatives are encouraged to prepare responsive presentations for subsequent meetings.

WICI, an initiative of the Commerce Department's National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), is designed to provide a forum 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 25, 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