Spectrum Protection: An Examination of the Policy and Practical Implications

When: Friday, April 8, 2016

Time: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Where: 1779 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20036

Our continued ability to get benefits from space assets will be interrupted if spectrum is not responsibly protected.  This issue is coming up more and more often, particularly so at meetings last November in Geneva for the World Radiocommunication Conference and as policymakers look at the future of GPS and other positioning, navigation, and timing systems. 

As the U.S. government takes on the mantle of looking at how its space assets can overall be more resilient, spectrum protection is a key part of this discussion. This lunch-time panel examined what major issues could potentially affect spectrum availability and utility over the near term and discussed what policies and/or legislation would help with those challenges.  


  • Mr. Christopher Hegarty, Director, Communications, Navigation, Surveillance (CNS) Engineering and Spectrum, The MITRE Corporation
  • Mr. James J. Miller, Deputy Director,  Policy and Strategic Communications Division, Space Communications and Navigation Program, NASA Headquarters
  • Dr. Scott Pace, Director, Space Policy Institute, George Washington University
  • Ms. Jennifer Warren, Vice President of Technology Policy and Regulation, Washington Operations Government and Regulatory Affairs, Lockheed Martin

Moderator: Ms. Victoria Samson, Washington Office Director, Secure World Foundation


Event Materials

Speaker bios can be found here.

To listen to the audio click here.

To read the transcript click here. 


For more information,  please contact SWF Washington Office Director Victoria Samson at vsamson@swfound.org.


Last updated on April 28, 2016