Spectrum managers are responsible for ensuring their agency and staffs promote and ensure the efficient use of the radio frequency spectrum resource. To satisfy this responsibility, spectrum managers must not only understand current spectrum-dependent technologies, but also understand the likely interference interactions between the services provided by incumbent spectrum users and the services envisioned to be provided through the use of cutting edge technologies. Obtaining or developing effective training programs for spectrum managers, and making these programs available to private sector entities can help to ensure that all spectrum managers operate from a common frame of technical and analytical reference.
Spectrum managers should be able to use the latest spectrum management analysis tools. Spectrum managers should also be aware of the commercial services available that could satisfy their functional requirements for spectrum services.
There is also a need for additional spectrum management expertise. Spectrum management needs highly-trained staff capable of adapting to technological change, instituted engineering recruitment and training programs.
There is a similar need for such training throughout the spectrum management community. By building in-house expertise, non-government spectrum managers and spectrum users can make more informed choices on equipment purchases and on other spectrum management issues.