Satellite Industry Association Applauds Confirmation of David Redl as NTIA Administrator

Press Release From: Satellite Industry Association
Posted: Thursday, November 9, 2017

The Satellite Industry Association (SIA) applauds the Senate confirmation of David J. Redl as Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information, Department of Commerce. The Assistant Secretary serves as Administrator of the National Telecommunications & Information Administration (NTIA) and is also the U.S. President's principal adviser on telecommunications and information policy. Previously, Mr. Redl served as Chief Counsel at the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce.

“SIA congratulates David Redl on his confirmation as the new head of the NTIA,” said Tom Stroup, President of SIA. “His understanding of spectrum as a vital resource, his international spectrum management experience including his engagement with the ITU plus his recognition of the importance to satellite of a globally harmonized spectrum plan make him an ideal next chief of the NTIA. SIA also appreciates Mr. Redl’s understanding of the value of satellite to national security and we look forward to engaging with the administration as the satellite industry continues to deploy its broad range of critical next-generation services both domestically and around the globe.”

About The Satellite Industry Association

SIA is a U.S.-based trade association providing representation of the leading satellite operators, service providers, manufacturers, launch services providers, and ground equipment suppliers. For more than two decades, SIA has advocated on behalf of the U.S. satellite industry on policy, regulatory, and legislative issues affecting the satellite business. For more information, visit

SIA Executive Members include: AT&T Services, Inc.; The Boeing Company; EchoStar Corporation; Intelsat S.A.; Iridium Communications Inc.; Kratos Defense & Security Solutions; Ligado Networks; Lockheed Martin Corporation; Northrop Grumman Corporation; OneWeb; SES Americom, Inc.; Space Exploration Technologies Corp.; SSL; and ViaSat, Inc. SIA Associate Members include: ABS US Corp.; Analytical Graphics, Inc.; Artel, LLC; Blue Origin: DataPath Inc.; DigitalGlobe Inc.; DRS Technologies, Inc.; Eutelsat America Corp.; Global Eagle Entertainment; Globecomm; Glowlink Communications Technology, Inc.; HawkEye 360; Hughes; Inmarsat, Inc.; Kymeta Corporation; L-3 Technologies, Electron Devices; O3b Limited; Panasonic Avionics Corporation; Planet; Semper Fortis Solutions; Spire Global Inc.; TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.; Telesat Canada; TrustComm, Inc.; Ultisat, Inc.; and XTAR, LLC. SIA Affiliate Members include: The Aerospace Corporation; COMSAT; Wiley Rein LLP.

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