WATPA: FW: GAO calls for independent commission for spectrum management study

From: Norm Jacknis (norm@jacknis.com)
Date: Wed Feb 05 2003 - 20:29:54 EST

      GAO Calls For
      Study of Spectrum Management

      February 04, 2003

      Increased use of commercial wireless services, such as mobile
      telephones, and expanding government agency missions have created
      growing demand for spectrum resources. The General Accounting
      Office (GAO) (http://www.gao.gov/index.html) in a just-released
      report found that concerns exist as to whether the current
      spectrum-management approach can adequately meet future needs for

      The GAO is recommending that the chairman of FCC and the assistant
      secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information, in
      consultation with other agencies and congressional committees,
      develop a plan for the establishment of an independent commission
      with wide representation to determine whether overarching spectrum
      management reform is needed.

      A complete copy of the report and recommendations is available at:

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