Michael DiFrancisco

Michael DiFrancisco

Senior Technical Advisor

Office of Spectrum Management (OSM), National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA)

About Michael DiFrancisco

Mike DiFrancisco serves as a part-time intermittent expert employee in NTIA’s Office of Spectrum Management as a senior technical advisor. In this role he acts as co-chair of the Wireless Spectrum R&D Interagency Working Group, tracks and monitors advances in spectrum-related technologies, develops plans to establish the Incumbent Informing Capability and supports implementation plans for the National Spectrum Strategy. Mr. DiFrancisco is also Chief Engineer at the Virginia Tech Applied Research Corporation (VT-ARC) where he focuses on research and testing related to wireless technology and provide technical oversight and quality control Prior to joining VT-ARC, Mr. DiFrancisco was a Principal in Booz Allen Hamilton’s Cyber Technology Center of Excellence. Earlier in his 25+-year Booz Allen career, Mike focused on network & communications systems support to DoD customers, serving as Program Manager and Lead Systems Engineer on several large programs. Mr. DiFrancisco received a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Penn State and a M.S.E.E. (Communications) from George Washington University.