Why Join & How to Join

If you’re interested in any of the following, the National Spectrum Consortium would be a good fit for you:

  • Collaborating with senior government officials to help shape 5G and electromagnetic spectrum requirements
  • Obtaining greater visibility into government needs and priorities
  • Securing funding to conduct R&D and deliver prototypes
  • You’re a small or non-traditional company and want to partner with larger companies
  • You’re a large company and want to partner with smaller or non-traditional companies who have innovative ideas
  • Networking with leaders from industry, academia, and government
  • You develop 5G or 5G-based technologies such as:


Internet of Things

Autonomous Material Transport

Smart Warehouses


Autonomous Vehicles

Cloud Computing

Edge Computing

Smart Depots & Bases

Supply Chain Management

Autonomous Ships

Health Status Monitoring 

Virtual/Augmented Reality

Remote Surgery

Instant Translation

Dynamic Spectrum Sharing



Membership Benefits

  • Networking opportunities with other industry and academia members, as well as government stakeholders, during annual membership meetings and various other conferences and forums
  • Affords greater visibility into the government needs and priorities; provides increased ability to leverage IR&D investments to meet those needs
  • Creates a channel for small companies and non-traditional suppliers to identify opportunities and establish customer relationships
  • Operates through a flexible contracting vehicle capable of multiple taskings with a single set of terms
  • Minimizes cash flow challenges through rapid, single-point contracting capability of the Consortium Management Firm (CMF) and advanced payments for approved projects from the Government to CMF


Our diverse membership base has been key to our early success as a consortium.

Small Businesses (133)
Large Businesses (61)
Academic Research Institutions (23)
Not-For-Profits (8)

Having a robust membership that is ready to respond to government needs is key to our early success as a consortium. Fortunately, becoming a member of the National Spectrum Consortium is a fairly simple process.
The following step-by-step guide is provided for your convenience.

Membership Agreement and Application

Apply for NSC membership online by following the link below.

Articles of Collaboration

Review the latest version of the Articles of Collaboration along with the Resolutions.


Use the checklist below to ensure all documents and requirements have been completed.

  • A copy of your DD2345 Certification (prerequisite for membership). Those without a current DD2345 can find the form and instructions at the link listed below. For a brief overview of this form, please consider watching the video below.
  • If operating under Foreign Ownership, Control, or Influence (FOCI), include the letter from the Defense Security Service (DSS) which approved your mitigation plan or Special Security Agreement, or a sign copy of the Export Compliance Acknowledgement Form.


The majority of applicants can expect approval within a few days; a little longer if additional information is needed.

If you have questions or need any assistance completing this process please contact;
Danielle Graf at danielle.graf@ati.org,843.760.3337
Amanda Reynolds at amanda.reynolds@ati.org,843.760.3589
Chris Bergner at chris.bergner@ati.org, 843-760-3325

Leslie Allen