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Interdepartment Radio Advisory Committee (IRAC)

The basic functions of the IRAC are to assist the Assistant Secretary in assigning frequencies to U.S. Government radio stations and in developing and executing policies, programs, procedures, and technical criteria pertaining to the allocation, management, and use of the electromagnetic spectrum.  The basic role of the representatives appointed to serve on the IRAC is to function, when in Committee, in the interest of the United States as a whole.

Composition of the IRAC:

  • Members: Dept. of Agriculture, Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Dept. of Commerce, Dept. of Energy, Federal Aviation Administration, Dept. of Homeland Security, Dept. of the Interior, Dept. of Justice, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Navy, National Science Foundation, Dept. of State, Dept. of Transportation, Dept. of the Treasury, United States Agency for Global Media, United States Postal Service, Dept. of Veterans Affairs
  • Liaison: Federal Communications Commission

Substructure of the IRAC

The permanent substructure of the IRAC consists of the IRAC Secretariat and the:

The IRAC may create subcommittees, ad hoc, or working groups to deal with specific topics.

Chairperson (Acting)
Mr. Alan Frable
Department of Commerce
National Telecommunications and Information Administration
Herbert C. Hoover Building, Room 1087
1401 Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20230
Phone: 202-482-1670
Fax: 202-482-3790
Email: AFrable@ntia.gov

Vice-Chairperson
Edward F. Drocella
Department of Commerce
National Telecommunications and Information Administration
Herbert C. Hoover Building, Room 6725
1401 Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20230
Phone: 202-482-2608
Fax: 202-482-4595
Email: EDrocella@ntia.gov

Agency Vice-Chairperson (Through December 2021)
Thu Luu
Air Force Spectrum Management Office
6910 Cooper AVE.
Fort Meade, MD 20755‐7088
Phone: 301-225-3848
Email: Thu.Luu@us.af.mil

Executive Secretary (Acting)
Mr. Thomas Snead
Deputy Chief, IRAC Support Division
National Telecommunications and Information Administration
Herbert C. Hoover Building, Room 1087
1401 Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20230
Phone: 202-482-0599
Fax: 202-482-3790
Email: tsnead@ntia.gov

Additional Information

Private Sector Participation