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Internship Overview Presentation Final

  1. 1. Internship Overview: Spectrum Management By Latonja Taylor July 30, 2008 National Telecommunication and Information Administration Office of Spectrum Management 1212 New York Ave, NW suite 600, Washington D.C.
  2. 2. Outline <ul><li>Introduction </li></ul><ul><li>National Telecommunication and Information Administration-Office of Spectrum Management </li></ul><ul><li>Training/Conferences </li></ul><ul><li>Projects </li></ul><ul><li>Intern Group Tours </li></ul><ul><li>Summary </li></ul>
  3. 3. Introduction <ul><li>Why a presentation? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Professional Development Certificate requirement </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Professional Development Internship Learning Objective </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Learn and Experience </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Fulfilling objective requirements </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Training/Conferences </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Projects </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) <ul><li>The President’s Principal advisor on Telecommunications Policy </li></ul><ul><li>Manager of the Radiofrequency spectrum used by Federal agencies </li></ul>
  5. 5. Office of Spectrum Management <ul><li>Assigns spectrum to Federal agencies </li></ul><ul><li>Provides leadership and guidance to the agencies on spectrum management </li></ul><ul><li>Conducts technical studies to promote increased efficiency in use of the spectrum </li></ul><ul><li>Coordinates private sector spectrum use (regulated by the FCC ) with Federal government use </li></ul>
  6. 7. Intern Projects and Contributions <ul><li>The President’s Spectrum Policy Initiative: Federal Strategic Spectrum Plan </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Drafted Federal agency summaries based on agency strategic plan submissions made in November, 2007 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Identified changes from 2005 agency submissions as well as trends in Federal agency spectrum use </li></ul></ul><ul><li>OSM Website update </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reviewed NTIA/OSM website, other Federal agency websites and developed proposed structure for revisions to Strategic Planning Division section of website in collaboration with Leslie Taylor; met with OSM website coordinator Eric Rosenberg </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Federal Spectrum Summit </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Developed an outline, planning documents and a survey for the Federal agencies concerning the summit, based on information provided by Federal agencies conducting previous summits as well as other inputs </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Provided support to Leslie Taylor with respect to the President’s Initiative Working Level Group G, including drafting minutes for WLG-G meetings </li></ul>
  7. 8. Training and Conferences <ul><li>Radio Frequency Spectrum Management Course </li></ul><ul><li>Dale Hatfield Workshop on Technical Issues relating to Spectrum Management </li></ul><ul><li>FCC: Hearing on Early Termination Fees for cellphone users </li></ul>
  8. 9. Providing Reference to My Work for the Strategic Planning Division <ul><li>Located key files on the division’s shared computer drive for use by SPD staff which includes: </li></ul><ul><li>Federal Spectrum Summit 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Agency summaries 2007 update drafts </li></ul><ul><li>SPD Webpage 2008 update drafts </li></ul><ul><li>List of websites of use in planning conferences, such as online survey: FreeOnlineSurveys.com </li></ul>
  9. 10. Intern Washington, DC Experiences
  10. 11. Minority Access Programs <ul><li>Non-profit educational organization, the headquarter was originally based in Washington D.C in 1995, but relocated to Hyattsville, Maryland, CEO and President Mrs. Andrea Mickle </li></ul><ul><li>Associate program - for institutions committed to diversity. </li></ul><ul><li>Internship program -place undergraduate, and graduate students in government and private sectors during Fall, Springs, & Summer. </li></ul><ul><li>Role Models project -database used to publish and distribute outstanding students from secondary up to university schools. </li></ul><ul><li>More information: http://www. minorityaccess .org </li></ul>
  11. 12. Conclusion – What I Learned <ul><li>Introduction to complex and technical subject of spectrum management </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunity to work with and learn from staff with extensive spectrum management experience </li></ul><ul><li>Learned about process of obtaining Federal employment </li></ul><ul><li>Gained appreciation for U.S. monuments, history and government through group visits </li></ul><ul><li>Learned from other interns about their internship experiences </li></ul>
  12. 13. Thank You <ul><li>Strategic Planning Division, Office of Spectrum Management </li></ul><ul><li>Leslie Taylor </li></ul><ul><li>Byron Barker </li></ul><ul><li>Minority Access, Inc. </li></ul><ul><li>Commerce Dept. Recruitment Process </li></ul>
  13. 14. Questions

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