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ITS Announcements

April 2, 2020: ITS Releases Open Metadata Extensions for Sharing and Reusing RF Measurement Data

May 9, 2019: ITS Open Sources P.528 Software Implementation

March 10, 2019: Expanding Spectrum Use: Detecting and Avoiding Radar Signals

November 26, 2018: Measurement Best Practices

August 7, 2018: Record Attendance at ISART 2018 Shows Importance of Accurate Radio Propagation Modeling

April 24, 2018:Interference Protection Criteria Simulation: A first presentation of ITS work

February 23, 2018: Spectrum Efficiency Metrics: A New Report

January 2018: New Research Report on Speech Intelligibility

August 2017: Over 150 Attended ISART 2017

April 2017: ITS Open Sources the Extended-Hata Urban Propagation Model

March 2017: Research Spotlight: A Promising Crowdsourcing Research Experiment

March 2017: Save The Date! ISART 2017

February 2017: ITS Hosts Tactical Encryption and Key Management Workshop

December 2016: Research Spotlight: Speech Intelligibility

November 2016: ITS at MILCOM

October 2016: ITS Audio Quality Engineers Receive DoC Silver Medal Award; ITS 2015 Outstanding Publications Awards Presented

September 2016: Director's Post: Lessons from ISART

August 2016: ISART 2016 Attendance Hit 160

April 2016: New Report Outlines Possible Roadmap to Further Sharing of the 3.5 GHz Band

March 2016: Register Now: Two upcoming meetings jointly hosted by ITS and NIST’s Communications Technology Laboratory

September 30, 2015: New Report Describes Speech Intelligibility Testing of LTE Codecs

September 29, 2015: Ten ITS Researchers Receive Department of Commerce Honor Awards

July 31, 2015: ITS Research Helps Emergency Responders Better Communicate While Indoors

July 2015: PMW Featured in GIS 'Zine

June 2015: Report Describing Analysis to Reduce 3.5 GHz Exclusion Zones Released

May 2015: ITS Welcomes New Director; ISART 2015 A Success

April 2015: Reports Examine the Effect of Broadband Radio Service Reallocation on 2900-3100 MHz Marine Radars

January 2015: Registration Opens for ISART 2015

October 2014: ITS Author Shares in QoMEX Win

July 2014: New Reports Explore LTE-Radar Interference in 3.5 GHz Band

June 2014: PSCR Hosts 2014 Public Safety Broadband Stakeholder Conference

April 2014: Latest Spectrum Measurement Report Released

March 2014: 2014 VQiPS Workshop

February 2014: New Software Released to GitHub

January 2014: NTIA/ITS News

August 2013: Taking Stock at Mid-Year

May 2013: ITS Staff Honored by NPSTC

May 2013: Audio Clip Library Released

January 2013: Eight ITS Employees Receive U.S. Department of Commerce Awards

June 2012: ITS Engineer Honored by NPSTC

May 2012: ITS Engineer Honored by ATIS

NTIA and DoC Blog Postings 

October 16, 2020: NTIA Trusted Propagation Models Help Expand Commercial Wireless Services

October 7, 2020: Spotlight on Commerce: Brian Gomez, IT Specialist, Institute for Telecommunication Sciences, National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA)

August 25, 2020: ITS Challenges Creators to Enhance Computer Vision for Public Safety

August 4, 2020: ISART 2020 Conference Set for Aug. 11-13 in Boulder

June 8, 2020: NTIA Releases Spectrum Occupancy Data to Help Enable Successful Sharing in the Mid-Band

January 3, 2020: ITS Marks Next Milestone Toward Spectrum Sharing in 3.5 GHz

November 19, 2019: ITS to Present Precision Measurements Tutorial at IEEE Conference

July 19, 2019: Final Tests Completed on 3.5 GHz Spectrum Sharing Model

June 25, 2019: Spectrum Sharing Testing Reports Shared with SAS Administrators

May 29, 2019: ITU Adopts NTIA Software as Global Standard for Coordinating Spectrum Sharing

May 1, 2019: Spectrum Sharing Model Gaining Ground

May 1, 2019: How NTIA Research Powered a Groundbreaking Spectrum Sharing Effort

December 12, 2018: ITS Marks Next Milestone Toward Spectrum Sharing in 3.5 GHz

November 26, 2018: ITS Releases Best Practices Handbook for Propagation Measurements

November 5, 2018: Moving Closer to Making Spectrum Sharing at 3.5 GHz a Reality

August 7, 2018: Record Attendance at ISART 2018 Shows Importance of Accurate Radio Propagation Modeling

June 27, 2018: Join the Spectrum Conversations at ISART 2018

May 1, 2018: ISART 2018 to Examine Propagation Challenges with Ultra-Dense Wireless Systems

April 25, 2018: Making the Case for Using Computer Simulations to Gauge Spectrum Interference

April 12, 2018: NTIA Signs Agreement for Wireless Test Bed Study in Partnership with University of Colorado Boulder

March 5, 2018: ITS Spectrum Efficiency Report Examines the Past, Looks to the Future for New Solutions

October 18, 2017: ITS Research Offers New Avenues for Improving Speech Recognition in Wireless Communications

July 11, 2017: Annual Spectrum Symposium Will Examine Millimeter Waves

May 1, 2017: ITS Releases Key Software Model to Boost Collaborative Spectrum-Sharing Research

November 2, 2016: Understanding Spectrum Clutter—It’s Not About Neatness!

August 15, 2016: ISART 2016 Energizes the Conversation on Spectrum Forensics

July 28, 2016: Annual Conference Will Explore Spectrum Forensics

April 1, 2016: New Report Outlines Possible Roadmap to Further Sharing of the 3.5 GHz Band

October 30, 2015: Spotlight on NTIA: Billy Kozma, computer engineer, Institute for Telecommunication Sciences

September 30, 2015: New Research Details Ways to Improve Voice Quality of Emergency Communications

September 30, 2015: NTIA Employees Win Top Departmental Awards

August 17, 2015: Sustaining ITS Technical Expertise through the Senior Technical Fellow Program

July 31, 2015: Innovative Research Helps Emergency Responders Better Communicate While Indoors

April 14, 2015: Technical Studies to Support Examination of Sharing Options in the 2900-3100 MHz Band

December 2, 2014: Spotlight on NTIA: Joel Dumke, Electronics Engineer, Institute for Telecommunication Sciences

July 18, 2014: New Technical Reports Evaluate Spectrum Sharing in 3.5 GHz Band

January 10, 2014: Exploring Spectrum Sharing Through Technical Studies

December 30, 2013: Spotlight on NTIA: Frank Sanders, Chief of the Telecommunications Theory Division, Institute for Telecommunication Sciences

May 31, 2013: PSCR Releases Audio Files for Intelligibility Testing

January 29, 2013: Testing by NTIA's ITS Paves the Way for First Responder Broadband Interoperability

June 21, 2012: Honoring David (DJ) Atkinson

March 15, 2012:  Supporting our First Responders' Communications Needs

February 2, 2012:  Save the Date: 13th Annual ISART Scheduled for July 25-26, 2012 at ITS in Boulder, Colorado

Press Releases 

2011 - NTIA to Host International Symposium on Advanced Radio Technologies

2010 - NTIA/ITS Launches Its First Telecommunications Science Video Series for the Public

2010 - NTIA To Host International Symposium on Advanced Radio Technologies

2008 - NTIA/ITS Receives Gold Medal for Scientific/Engineering Achievement

2006 - NTIA/ITS Receives Gold Medal for Enhancement of Public Safety Communications

2006 - NTIA/ITS Receives Silver Medal for Scientific/Engineering Achievement

2005 - NTIA/ITS Releases New In-Service Video Quality Monitoring (IVQM) Tool

2005 - NTIA/ITS Receives Silver Medal for Scientific/Engineering Achievement

2003 - NTIA/ITS Digital Video Quality Metric Takes Top Performing Spot