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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.

February 2009
Other Publication
02/12/2009
Federal Register Notice
02/11/2009
100125044-0044-01

January 2009
Press Release
01/16/2009

December 2008
Federal Register Notice
12/15/2008
Docket No. 0811251523-81524-01
Report
12/13/2008
Report
12/10/2008
FCC Filing
12/10/2008
WT Docket No. 07-195
Meeting
12/04/2008

November 2008
FCC Filing
11/25/2008
WT Docket No. 06-150, PS Docket No. 06-229
Report
11/19/2008

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