Andrew Clegg, PhD
Andrew Clegg has over 20 years of professional experience in spectrum management and RF engineering, in both private industry and the federal government. His expertise lies particularly in the technical aspects of spectrum management, from the use of millimeter waves and terahertz frequencies to scientific uses of the radio spectrum. He is formally trained as a radio astronomer and electrical engineer, with PhD and Masters degrees from Cornell University, and a BA degree from the University of Virginia.
Andy has been a Lead Member of Technical Staff for Cingular Wireless, Senior Manager with BellSouth Cellular Corporation, and a Senior Engineer for a wireless consulting firm, in addition to his present involvement in managing federal government spectrum. He is the creator of the Web site SpectrumWiki.com, and formerly founded and published The Millimeter Wave Report, a monthly newsletter devoted to wireless communications above 30 GHz.
Tomas Gergely, PhD
Tomas Gergely has over 25 years of experience in spectrum management in the federal government. Tom received the degree of Licenciado in Physics from the Faculty of Exact and Natural Sciences of the Universidad de Buenos Aires, and the Ph.D. in Astronomy from the University of Maryland. He taught physics courses at the University of Buenos Aires and at the National Technological University of Argentina, and did research in radio astronomy and solar physics at the University of Maryland prior to becoming a spectrum manager.
He is an expert in the scientific uses of the spectrum and in international spectrum management issues, having participated in eight World Radiocommunication Conferences representing the interests of the science community. He has published numerous articles in scientific journals on astronomy, as well as on spectrum issues and is an active member of several scientific societies.
Roger LeClair, founder of LeClair Telecom
, has over 30 years of professional engineering experience. His clients have included SES New Skies, U.S. Army, Boeing, Hughes Network Systems, XM Satellite Radio, American Radio Relay League, Cornell University, and others.
Roger specializes in regulatory representation, spectrum management, and satellite coordination. He has also developed the Aurora system — a Web-based tool that integrates the ITU-R Space Stations and Graphical Interference Management Systems databases to assist users in satellite coordination activities.
Roger has been a member of the United States delegation to the six most recent World Radiocommunication Conferences, and has represented many clients in FCC rulemaking proceedings and in the resolution of interference issues.
Michael J. Marcus, Sc.D.
Michael Marcus is a native of Boston and received S.B. and Sc.D. degrees in electrical engineering from MIT. Prior to joining the FCC in 1979, he worked at Bell Labs on the theory of telephone switching, served in the Air Force where he was involved in underground nuclear test detection research, and analyzed electronic warfare issues at the Institute for Defense Analyses.
At FCC his work focused on proposing and developing policies for cutting edge radio technologies such as spread spectrum/CDMA and millimeter waves. Wi-Fi is one outcome of his early leadership. He also participated in complex spectrum sharing policy formulation involving rulemakings such as ultrawideband and MVDDS. Awarded a Mike Mansfield Fellowship in 1997, he studied the Japanese language and spent at year at the FCC’s Japanese counterpart.
He retired from FCC in March 2004 after serving as a senior technical advisor to the Spectrum Policy Task Force and codirecting the preparation of the FCC’s cognitive radio rulemaking. Immediately after retirement he lived in Paris France for 3 years, consulting for US and European clients. In 2006 he was appointed Special Advisor to Mrs. Viviane Reding, European Commissioner for Information Society & Media.
He is now Director of Marcus Spectrum Solutions LLC, an independent consulting firm based in the Washington DC area and focusing on wireless technology and policy. He is also Adjunct Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Virginia Tech. Recognized as a Fellow of the IEEE "for leadership in the development of spectrum management policies."
Mr. Pollack is a recognized radio frequency (RF) spectrum management expert with unique technical and regulatory expertise and experience at the DOD, national, and international levels of spectrum management.
Mr. Pollack spent the majority of his federal career in leadership positions at the Air Force Frequency Management Agency (AFFMA). He joined AFFMA in 1981 and represented the Air Force on the Technical Subcommittee (TSC) of the federal-level Interdepartment Radio Advisory Committee (IRAC). Highlights of his TSC tenure include leading the development of the technical requirements and policy for Federal use of non-licensed RF devices, and chairing the TSC Necessary Bandwidth Working Group that developed formulas for quantifying the necessary bandwidth of advanced federal RF modulations and waveforms. He served as the US member of the NATO Technical Working Group, responsible for analyses of electromagnetic compatibility of advanced Allied tactical communication systems, as well as the generation of technical standards for NATO spectrum-dependent systems.
In 1991, Mr. Pollack was promoted to the position of AFFMA Technical Director, responsible for the technical content of all national-level AF spectrum-related policies and analyses. Mr. Pollack served as the AF IRAC member, where he articulated and defended AF spectrum interests at the National level and generated the AF response to the 1992 and 1997 Congressionally-mandated spectrum reallocations. At the international level policy and technical level, he coordinated and developed the Air Force position for the 2003 World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-03) and attended WRC-03 as a credentialed US delegate.
After retirement from federal service in 2004, he formed his own company, Spectrum Analytics (SA), LLC, to provide specialized spectrum regulatory and technical consulting services to the federal government and US defense industry.
SA, LLC’s current projects include generating technical and regulatory spectrum supportability risk assessments (SSRAs) for military spectrum-dependent systems such as WIN-T, Radio Frequency Identification (RFID), Rifleman Radio, EPLRS-eXtended Frequency, and the Combined Data Link (CDL).
Additionally, SA, LLC presents tutorials on national and international spectrum processes to a variety of federal and private sector clients.
Mr. Pollack has an MSEE from Johns Hopkins University, with a specialization in radar and communication systems.
Leslie A. Taylor, Esq.
Leslie Taylor has extensive government and private sector experience in the field of terrestrial and satellite telecommunications, focusing on policy, regulation, licensing and spectrum allocations, internationally and domestically. She is a leading expert in spectrum management and satellite regulation. She heads Leslie Taylor Associates
, a telecommunications consulting firm founded in 1989.
Leslie served in policy positions at the Federal Communications Commission and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (which manages spectrum for U.S. government agencies). She recently left NTIA to return to consulting. She has assisted clients with obtaining frequency allocations, licenses and service rules in terrestrial wireless and satellite communications services and participated in many International Telecommunication Union (ITU) World Radiocommunication Conferences and ITU Radiocommunication Sector meetings developing rules in support of frequency allocations and service rules for new communications services. She also has represented clients within IEEE standard-setting activities.
Leslie represents clients before the FCC, U.S. executive branch agencies, and the ITU and develops and implements strategies to support access to radio spectrum. She has a J.D. from The George Washington University Law School and is a member of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Supreme Court bars, and a member of the Federal Communications Bar Association.