Rebecca Dorch has served as Senior Spectrum Policy Analyst at NTIA’s Institute for Telecommunication Sciences since 2016, facilitating and coordinating various spectrum sharing research projects, both within ITS and with other agencies such as the National Science Foundation, Department of Defense, and Federal Communications Commission. She managed the ITS conformance testing program for the Spectrum Access System and Environmental Sensing Capability components of the 3.5 GHz Citizens Broadband Radio Service. She has served as General Chair, Vice Chair, or Technical Planning Committee member of the International Symposium on Advanced Radio Technologies (ISART) from 2016 to 2022.
Prior to joining NTIA in March of 2016, Ms. Dorch served for thirteen years as the Western Region Director of the Federal Communications Commission’s Enforcement Bureau, overseeing resolution of harmful interference affecting communications infrastructure. Ms. Dorch was previously involved in policy and rulemaking matters as Deputy Chief of the FCC Office of Engineering and Technology, and in legal and competition matters as Deputy Chief of the Competition Division of the FCC’s Office of General Counsel. Ms. Dorch began her career in private law practice with the firms of Bryan Cave, and Wilner and Scheiner. She earned her JD at the Washington University School of Law in St. Louis, Missouri, and her BA at the University of Illinois.