Ronald RepasiChief at Federal Communications Commission’s Office of Engineering and Technology
Mr. Repasi is Chief of the Federal Communications Commission’s Office of Engineering and Technology. OET is the Commission’s primary resource for engineering expertise and it provides technical support to the Chairwoman, Commissioners, and the FCC’s Bureaus and Offices. He has over 30 years of experience in managing the nation’s radiofrequency spectrum resource with extensive experience in licensed wireless operations, satellite network communications, and unlicensed technologies. Mr. Repasi joined OET in 2003 and served as Office’s Deputy Chief for mor than 15 years. He was the Commission’s Liaison to the Inter-department Radio Advisory Committee for several years and now serves as the agency’s representative on the Technical Panel established by the Spectrum Pipeline Act of 2015 to evaluate new and innovative approaches to increase the spectrum supply for non-federal operations while supporting equitable federal access to the nation’s valuable radiofrequency spectrum resource. Prior to joining OET, Mr. Repasi spent more than a decade in the Commission’s International Bureau where he helped secure global spectrum allocations for fixed and mobile satellite services at two ITU World Radiocommunications Conferences. He developed service rules for satellite operations, including provisions for shared satellite and terrestrial spectrum use. Mr. Repasi holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from The George Washington University.