The following is an excerpt of an interview with GPSIA Executive Director, J. David Grossman. It was published on July 10, 2020 by Defense Daily, as part of their "Force Multipliers" monthly column.
David Grossman is the executive director of the GPS Innovation Alliance (GPSIA), which speaks for the GPS industry in Washington, D.C. The organization was founded in 2013 to support GPS and, in this role, Grossman tells the industry’s story to policymakers and regulators.
How did you get involved in the defense industry or community?
My career started in telecommunications and technology policy, beginning with an internship at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) 17 years ago. In the years since, I have held roles in both the public and private sectors, eventually as the senior advisor and legislative director to the Ranking Member of the House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, Representative Anna G. Eshoo (D-Calif.) and then as Chief of Staff to then FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn. During my time in public service, I played a key role in discussions with the DoD and other federal agencies around the reallocation and/or sharing of spectrum. I was also able to focus on policies aimed at closing the digital divide, a topic that I am particularly passionate about.
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