SWF Podcast - "Spectrum Protection: An Examination of the Policy and Practical"

Friday, April 8, 2016

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 discuss what policies and/or legislation could help with those challenges.  

For further information and speaker bios, please see the event page on the SWF website.


  • 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, SWF Washington Office Director

Audio Available Here

The views and opinions expressed by the speakers are those of the authors and do not reflect the official policy or position of their employers.

Last updated on May 31, 2017