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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 2020
Other Publication
07/23/2020
Report
07/06/2020

June 2020
Federal Register Notice
06/29/2020
200521–0144
Federal Register Notice
06/26/2020
FCC Filing
06/23/2020
Gn Docket N0. 17-258
Report
06/17/2020
Federal Register Notice
06/11/2020
200521–0144
FCC Filing
06/10/2020
IB Docket No. 11-109, IB Docket No. 12-340

May 2020
Federal Register Notice
05/28/2020
200521-0144
Press Release
05/22/2020

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