NSC Working Groups serve as a unique collaborative platform between industry, academia and the government. Started in 2021, this collaborative platform brings together the single largest pool of scientists and engineers who understand the technical details relating to spectrum and spectrum-dependent systems, and their relationship to new and emerging technology in the 5G and beyond ecosystem, across both commercial and military applications. The Working Group platform is intended to leverage that expertise to inform national policy and commercial standards, in concrete and measurable ways, to advance U.S. competitiveness.

What the Working Groups Aim to Do

Each Working Group serves as an overarching umbrella for more narrowly scoped Task Groups that focus on a specific topic; each Task Group develops and delivers tangible outputs in a defined timeframe. Potential Task Group products include:

  • Recommended practices, White Papers and/or study reports;
  • High quality, interoperable specifications and architectures for Dynamic Spectrum Access, sensing, zero trust architectures, etc.;
    Inputs to supranational standards bodies;
  • Position papers, use cases, and/or architectural constructs to Federal agencies, e.g., NTIA, FCC, and the Department of Defense.

The Working Group structure is intended to be flexible and iterative. NSC members are invited and encouraged to propose and help foster new Working and/or Task Groups that address particular areas of interest or concern where NSC expertise can add value.

Overview of Current Working Groups

WORKING GROUPS

The NSC Working Groups is a strong collaborative platform between industry, academia and the government. This is the single largest pool of scientists and engineers who understand Spectrum Dependent Systems, Spectrum Issues and New and Emerging Tech such as 5G.

CHAIR & VICE-CHAIR

Apurva Mody, Chair
apurva.mody@airanaculus.com

Gina Tyrrell, Vice Chair
regina.a.tyrrell.civ@mail.mil

REGULATORY WORKING GROUP

The Regulatory Working Group discusses policy issues that are implicated in spectrum clearing and sharing. The intention of the Regulatory Working Group is to a) create a forum for broad and inclusive sharing of ideas and information; and b) identify ways that the NSC can help government inform spectrum policy and regulation within the areas of member expertise.

CHAIR & VICE-CHAIR

Brian Regan, Chair
bregan@starry.com

Vernita Harris, Vice Chair
vernita.d.harris.civ@mail.mil

TASK GROUPS:

Partnering on Advancing Trusted and Holistic Spectrum Solutions (PATHSS)

Join PATHSS Task Group

TASK GROUP CO-CHAIRS

Brian Regan
bregan@starry.com

SPECTRUM SUPERIORITY WORKING GROUP

The Spectrum Superiority Working Group was formed to help realize DoD’s Spectrum Superiority strategy. The group considers methods, procedures, tools, and techniques focused on delivering DoD Spectrum Superiority. A key focus of this Working Group is to identify tools, methods, and actions that can increase confidence in spectrum sharing approaches among the military, other federal entities, and industry.

Meets bi-weekly on Wednesdays at 12:00pm EST

CHAIR & VICE-CHAIR
Lizy Paul
lizypaul.nsc@gmail.com

Joe Molnar
joe.molnar@nrl.navy.mil

TASK GROUPS:

MIL/CIV (Use Case: Tactical Data Links (TDL)-ENG)

Join TDL-ENG Task Group

TASK GROUP CO-CHAIRS

Tomasso Melodia
melodia@ece.neu.edu

5G WORKING GROUP

The 5G Working Group was formed to bring together key stakeholders and ideas from different sectors to improve the processes for development and assessment of 5G/NextG capabilities for federal mission-critical networks, in order to improve agility, resiliency, and situational awareness. This group helps to identify commercial use cases and capabilities in Release 17 that can be leveraged by DoD and other federal stakeholders, and to evaluate the suitability of 3GPP-developed capabilities to meet those needs. The 5G Working Group also identifies specific requirements which need further standards work beyond Release 17, providing a platform for collaboration on future 5G issues.

Meets bi-weekly on Fridays at 11:30am EST

CHAIR & VICE-CHAIR

Brian Daly
brian.k.daly@att.com

Sumit Roy
sumit.roy.civ@mail.mil

TASK GROUPS:

Proximity Services/Sidelink

Join the ProSe/Sidelink-TTNT Task Group

TASK GROUP CO-CHAIRS:

Lingjia Liu
ljliu@vt.edu

Frequently Asked Questions

It depends. All government employees (.gov extensions) may join. All non-government participants must be NSC members. To learn how to join please visit our How to Join page.

If you are in the government or your organization is an NSC member, please register for the Working Group you would like to join at the links below:

Spectrum Superiority Working Group

5G Working Group

Regulatory Working Group Meeting

If you are not an NSC member, please visit our How to Join page. Once your membership is approved, you will be able to register for the NSC Working Groups.

Spectrum Superiority Working Group

Bi-Weekly Wednesday meetings starting March 31, 2021 from 12:00pm ET – 1:00pm ET

5G Working Group

Bi-Weekly Friday meetings starting April 9, 2021 from 11:00am ET – 12:00pm ET

Regulatory Working Group Meeting

Monthly meetings on the second Monday of the Month from 11:30amET – 12:30pm ET

The past Working Group presentations can be found on the Working Groups page on the Members Only website.

Please email Danielle.Graf@ati.org. Danielle will be able to route your questions to the Working Group chairs.