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NTIA and NIST to host Innovative Spectrum Sharing Technology Day Event

For Immediate Release: October 21, 2013

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Contact: Jennifer Huergo
301-975-6343

Additional Contact:
Juliana Gruenwald, NTIA, 202-482-2145

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Commerce Department's National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will co-host an Innovative Spectrum Sharing Technology Day on Tuesday, November 5, 2013. This public event will showcase advances in spectrum sharing technologies and other innovations and initiatives aimed at satisfying the nation's surging demand for wireless services, devices, and applications.

President Obama, supported by the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, has focused on the use of spectrum sharing technology innovations to enhance spectrum efficiency and to expedite commercial access to spectrum bands where technically and economically feasible.

NTIA, NIST, and White House officials will kick off the event's morning session (10:00 a.m. to 12:00 pm EST) with introductory remarks. This will be followed by a panel discussion focused on a variety of spectrum research and policy initiatives. The afternoon session (12:00 – 3:00 p.m. EST) will feature exhibits and live demonstrations of innovative wireless technologies and applications and exhibits and will take place in the lobby of the Herbert C. Hoover Building.

Event Details
Date: November 5, 2013
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. EST
Location: U.S. Department of Commerce, Herbert C. Hoover Building Lobby and Auditorium, 1401 Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. (Entrance on 14th Street between Pennsylvania and Constitution Avenues, NW)

The NTIA/NIST Innovative Spectrum Sharing Technology Day will be open to the public and press on a first-come, first-served basis. The National Coordination Office of the Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) program will be providing support for the event.Due to security requirements and to facilitate entry to Commerce's Herbert C. Hoover Building, U.S. nationals must present valid, government-issued photo identification upon arrival. Foreign nationals must contact Wendy Wigen, NITRD at (703) 292-7921 or wigen@nitrd.gov at least five (5) business days prior to the event in order to provide the necessary clearance information, and must present valid, government-issued photo identification upon arrival. Please allow additional time to process through security. The events are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Individuals requiring accommodations, such as sign language interpretation or other ancillary aids, are asked to notify Wendy Wigen, NITRD at (703) 292-7921 or wigen@nitrd.gov, at least five (5) business days before the event.

Additional information regarding the event will be available on the NTIA and NIST home pages at www.ntia.doc.gov and www.nist.gov/director/prog-ofc/2013-technology-day-event.cfm.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Wendy Wigen, NITRD at (703) 292-7921 or  wigen@nitrd.gov. All media inquiries should be directed to Juliana Gruenwald, NTIA, at jgruenwald@ntia.doc.gov or (202) 482-2145, or Jennifer Huergo, NIST, at jennifer.huergo@nist.gov or (301) 975-6343.


About NTIA
NTIA is the Executive Branch agency that advises the President on telecommunications and information policy issues. NTIA's programs and policymaking focus largely on expanding broadband Internet access and adoption in America, expanding the use of spectrum by all users, and ensuring that the Internet remains an engine for continued innovation and economic growth. To find out more about NTIA, visit www.ntia.doc.gov.

About NIST
As a non-regulatory agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce, NIST promotes U.S. innovation and industrial competitiveness by advancing measurement science, standards and technology in ways that enhance economic security and improve our quality of life. To learn more about NIST, visit www.nist.gov.