May 23, 2024


Visit the 2024 Conference Page to view this year’s conference agenda, speaker bios, and PDF copies of presentations. Video recordings of sessions coming soon.

March 19, 2024


Date: May 14-15, 2024
Location: Hilton Arlington National Landing Hotel, 2399 Richmond Hwy, Arlington, VA

January 30, 2024

NTIA Spectrum Symposium on Thurs, 02/01/2024 in person or live-stream. Nat’l Press Club, Wash DC.

The NTIA is hosting a Spectrum Symposium on Thur Feb 1st, 2024. The meeting will be held at the National Press Club in DC and also live-streamed. To find out more or register see:

August 29, 2023


Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2023 Annual NSMA Conference! Click here to view all the session recordings, presentation PDFs, and the conference agenda.

May 10, 2023

2023 Conference Update: The agenda for this year’s conference is available now!

Click here for a PDF. Please bookmark this link – we will keep it updated with the latest agenda as it becomes available.

April 12, 2023

2023 CONFERENCE: May 15-16, 2023, at the National Press Club, Washington, DC. Mark your calendars!

August 31, 2022

We Need Real-World Tests Before a Billion Unlicensed Outdoor Systems Flood the Market

WASHINGTON, Aug. 31, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Today, in a filing to the Federal Communications Commission, the National Spectrum Management Association (NSMA) expressed its grave concerns about an imminent regulatory change that could wreak havoc on police and fire departments, ambulance services, pipelines, electric and water utilities, and railroads — with potentially disastrous consequences for public safety.

Read the full press release here.

October 08, 2021

NASA Spectrum Planning & Pre-coordination:  Lunar Missions Featuring Catherine C. Sham, hosted by NSMA President, Joseph M. Sandri




Webinars : National Spectrum Management Association (

September 24, 2021

NASA Spectrum Planning & Pre-coordination:  Lunar Missions Featuring Catherine C. Sham, hosted by NSMA President, Joseph M. Sandri

June 08, 2021

NSMA 2021 Online – Video Recordings Now Available

NSMA 2021 Conference Online

May 18, 2021

2021 NSMA Conference -Online!

Updated Agenda 

May 18, 2021

Register for the annual NSMA Conference, this year online, May 18-19.
View Agenda here: 2021 NSMA Conference Agenda


November 30, 2020

November 30, 2020 Webinar -The Slide Rule!: Its History, How it works, and Its Lessons for Today’s Spectrum Management

Featuring Mitchell Lazarus

Click here for the webinar recording on YouTube:

September 28, 2020


-Taught by Trey Hanbury

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August 31, 2020

August 31, 2020: Spectrum Management Principles: Get the Basics, Learn the Latest

– Taught by Mark Gibson, International Spectrum Management Expert, National Spectrum Management Association (NSMA) Member

  • What are the elements of Spectrum Management and why are they necessary to plan, launch and operate any wireless network?
  • Recent examples: Mid-Band Spectrum, 5G etc.

Click here for the webinar recording on YouTube:

June 29, 2020

6GHz Webinar: “Deploying Unlicensed 6GHz RLANs While Protecting the Fixed Service.”

Taught by George Kizer, Former President, National Spectrum Management Association (NSMA)

Click here for the webinar recording on YouTube:

April 15, 2020

The FCC provided NSMA with listening opportunities to review the 6GHz proceeding with the Chairman, many of the Commissioners’ offices and at the Office of Engineering & Technology (OET).

NSMA outlined data on the need to conduct live, peer-reviewed tests of the potential impact of the proposed introduction of over 900 million unlicensed devices into bands housing incumbent mission-critical transport, backbone and backhaul systems. A federally-managed spectrum test bed was suggested. NSMA also identified key technical matters such as setting certain duty cycle limits, and altering the inability of certain unlicensed systems to ‘hear’ and thus not transmit into sensitive infrastructure systems, etc.

April 02, 2020

FCC Report & Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking” regarding making 1,200 megahertz of spectrum available for unlicensed equipment usage (WIFI and other standards) in the 5.925-7.125 GHz (6 GHz) band. This item may undergo changes prior to, or even after, the scheduled vote at the 10:30 a.m., Thursday, April 23, 2020 FCC Open Meeting.

There are over 100,000 fixed wireless microwave network backbone, backhaul and transport links in the 6GHz band. It appears that over 90% of those links support mission-critical systems such as mobile network infrastructure, utility systems (that support water, electricity, gas line and other core services), and emergency services (Virginia State Police, New Jersey Turnpike Authority, etc.). NSMA is seeking transparent ‘real-conditions’ testing be conducted at a federal test bed prior to millions of unlicensed units being approved for launch in any bands that house the mission critical systems.

Click here to view the FCC Face Sheet on Unlicensed Use of the 6 GHz Band.

March 12, 2020

Due to travel and other restrictions related to the Coronavirus, the NSMA May 11-13, 2020 Conference in Rosslyn, Virginia is cancelled. Stay tuned for information about the May 2021 Conference.

February 15, 2020

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