The Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee (CSMAC) — a federal advisory committee — provides advice and recommendations to NTIA. This advisory committee is organized through NTIA's Office of Policy Analysis and Development and was created following a recommendation made in President Bush's Spectrum Policy Initiative of the 21st Century.
CSMAC consists of approximately 25 spectrum policy experts from the private sector and it offers expertise and perspective on long-range spectrum planning, as well as other issues, and makes recommendations to NTIA to facilitate this planning. CSMAC was organized in 2004, and operates under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act.
- Spectrum Management: NTIA Planning and Processes Need Strengthening to Promote the Efficient Use of Spectrum by Federal Agencies, at 7.