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Spectrum Management

Many Federal agencies use radio frequency spectrum to perform vital operations. NTIA manages the Federal government's use of spectrum, ensuring that America's domestic and international spectrum needs are met while making efficient use of this limited resource. NTIA carries out this responsibility with assistance and advice from the Interdepartment Radio Advisory Committee and by:

  • establishing and issuing policy regarding allocations and regulations governing the Federal spectrum use;
  • developing plans for the peacetime and wartime use of the spectrum;
  • preparing for, participating in, and implementing the results of international radio conferences;
  • assigning frequencies;
  • maintaining spectrum use databases;
  • reviewing Federal agencies' new telecommunications systems and certifying that spectrum will be available;
  • providing the technical engineering expertise needed to perform specific spectrum resources assessments and automated computer capabilities needed to carry out these investigations;
  • participating in all aspects of the Federal government's communications related emergency readiness activities; and
  • participating in Federal government telecommunications and automated information systems security activities.

July 2021
Federal Register Notice
07/20/2021
WT Docket No. 19–348; DA 21–645; FRS 36568]
Report
07/09/2021
Blog
07/09/2021

June 2021
FCC Filing
06/28/2021
21-186 and 14-177
Other Publication
06/02/2021
Blog
06/01/2021

May 2021
Blog
05/10/2021
Federal Register Notice
05/03/2021

April 2021
FCC Filing
04/26/2021
GN Docket Nos. 15-319 and 17-258
Other Publication
04/06/2021

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