Spectrum and National Security

U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), Chair of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, will convene a full committee hearing titled “Spectrum and National Security” on Thursday, March 21, 2024, at 10:00 AM EDT. This hearing will focus on how a coordinated and comprehensive approach to domestic spectrum policy is critical to U.S. national security. A unified approach will enable the United States to lead internationally, which will help counter threats like those from Huawei and ZTE. Reinstating the Federal Communications Commission’s spectrum auction authority, engaging in fact-based spectrum decision-making, and investing in dynamic spectrum sharing and other technologies will ensure the United States leads in spectrum use policy that protects the nation’s critical national security and economic competitiveness missions.


  • Dr. Monisha Ghosh, Professor of Engineering, University of Notre Dame
  • Mary Brown, Executive Director, Wi-Fi Forward
  • Clete Johnson, Senior Fellow, Strategic Technologies Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies
  • Diane Rinaldo, Executive Director, Open RAN Policy Coalition
  • Dr. Harold Furchtgott-Roth, Senior Fellow and Director, Center for the Economic of the Internet, Hudson Institute  


WHAT: Full Committee Hearing on Spectrum and National Security
DATE: Thursday, March 21, 2024
TIME: 10:00 AM EDT
LOCATION: Committee Hearing Room, Russell 253
LIVESTREAM: The hearing will stream live on the Committee websiteTwitter and YouTube.  

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