Spectrum Management Hot Topics

Course Description

This course is intended to provide information and material for the national civilian telecommunications spectrum manager that will enable the making of logical spectrum-related decisions that are well-grounded in basic technical procedures.  Participants will receive instruction from senior FCC staff in Washington, D.C., Columbia, Maryland, and from Comsearch, the course co-sponsor.

The course will provide information on (1) the development of sound civilian telecommunications policy; (2) public sector telecommunications law; (3) national telecommunications rules and regulations; (4) elements and use of radio, television, wireline, or fiber-optic carrier, and satellite carrier licensee data bases; (5) criteria for the assignment of frequency authorizations in both national and international communications services; and (6) the general methodology for the approval of transmitting and radiating equipment.  It will include discussions with telecommunications leaders and will provide exposure to state-of-the-art systems in advanced communications technology from those who are involved on a day-to-day basis.

*Please note that this course is a synopsized version of the FCC’s annual bedrock two-week course, “Spectrum Management in the Civil Sector”.  The full course was delivered virtually during the latter half of 2022.  This course will inform/update participants on the current most important spectrum management (civil sector)  “hot topics”.

Participant Learning Objectives:

Participants will be able to:  (1) understand the appropriate principles of national civilian radio spectrum management systems; (2) understand the automated station and equipment authorization process; (3) learn how to deal with the general public for information dissemination and radio interference complaint purposes; and (4) initiate or review civilian statutory and regulatory policies for new or expanded radio services, and be aware of the latest technology in telecommunications arenas.

Learning Objective


Federal Communications Commission


Washington, DC

Training Dates

September 25 to 29, 2023


Spectrum Management Sequence