How About a Spectrum Policy Backlog Inventory?
There is a lot of talk about legislation to mandate a "spectrum inventory" by FCC and NTIA to help liberate more spectrum for immediate use. But why not first inventory all the non-DTV Title III policy proceedings that have been gathering dust in 12th St., SW due first to the previous chairman's disinterest in spectrum policy and more recently to the interregnum and the focus on DTV transition? Some examples are AWS-3, removing wireless mics from the 700 MHz band that was auctioned to others, finding a long term home for the presently illegal nonbroadcast wireless mics, TV whitespace reconsideration, etc.
There are lots of agenda items in this backlog. My suggestion to the new team is to count them all up, make a schedule for eliminating the backlog, and post online a tracking systems that shows how many items are acted on as a function of time.