Department of Defense Spectrum Policy and the Impact of the Federal Communications Commission’s Ligado Decision on National Security

Date: Wednesday, May 6, 2020 Time: 03:00 PM Location: Room SD-G50, Dirksen Senate Office Building

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To receive testimony on Department of Defense spectrum policy and the impact of the Federal Communications Commission’s Ligado decision on national security.

For this hearing, the Senate Armed Services Committee will follow guidelines developed in consultation with the Office of the Attending Physician (OAP), the Senate Sergeant at Arms, and the Senate Rules Committee to protect the health of Members, witnesses, staff, and the public. This includes maintaining six-foot social distance spacing in the hearing room. 

Pursuant to this guidance from the CDC and OAP, Senate office buildings are not open to the public other than official business visitors and credentialed press at this time. Accordingly, in-person visitors cannot be accommodated at this hearing. 

We encourage the public to utilize the Committee’s livestream of the hearing, which will be available on this page.

Questions about the feed or general questions about media attendance can be directed to:


  1. Honorable Dana S. Deasy
    Chief Information Officer, Department of Defense
  2. Honorable Michael D. Griffin
    Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering
  3. Admiral Thad W. Allen, USCG (ret.)
  4. General John W. Raymond, USSF
    Chief of Space Operations, United States Space Force, and Commander, U.S. Space Command