Developing a National Spectrum Strategy
The Strategy is also forward-looking. As a high-level policy statement, the National Spectrum Strategy is only the beginning. Achieving these strategic objectives will require commitments from stakeholders to meet specific outcomes on established timelines. Agencies will leverage existing resources, including the Spectrum Relocation Fund, as applicable, to achieve the goals set out in this Strategy. Agencies will also take the National Spectrum Strategy into consideration during the development of their annual budget submissions. Agencies, industry, academia, and technology developers can use the Strategy as a guidepost for directing technical expertise and overall American ingenuity to make unprecedented progress in the development and use of dynamic spectrum access capabilities.
"Consensus in ideas may not always be possible, but unity of purpose in meeting America’s spectrum needs is possible."
NTIA, in collaboration with the FCC and in coordination with other Federal agencies, will prepare and publish an Implementation Plan that establishes specific outcomes associated with each strategic objective. For each outcome, the plan will name a responsible party, other contributing stakeholders, the anticipated start date for work on the objective, and the estimated amount of time needed to achieve the objective. Agencies will collaborate to develop necessary project management plans as appropriate.
The Strategy will be implemented consistently with existing statutory responsibilities, the Federal trust responsibility to Tribal Nations, and other Administration policies and priorities, including those related to the economy, national security, climate, AI, health care, science, immigration, diversity, equity and inclusion, and restoring America’s global standing. This Strategy will also work in tandem with, and further the objectives of, relevant executive orders and Presidential memoranda, strategies, and other directives.
The National Spectrum Strategy reflects an ethic of continued reassessment and adjustment of implementation efforts. This will be a living process as governments and the private sector engage and work together, and as new challenges prompt new initiatives and solutions. Our approach to implementing and executing on the unprecedented strategic objectives set forth in the Strategy must be as agile and dynamic as the U.S. wireless innovation ecosystem, with all its complexities and opportunities. The Strategy’s four pillars are inherently collaborative; therefore, only through collaboration can the United States ensure that it will reap the massive benefits of advanced wireless technologies and maximize efficient use of our Nation’s spectrum resources.
Seizing the Opportunity
In this National Spectrum Strategy, we reaffirm our Nation’s legacy of boundless innovation, and we honor those who have pioneered it, by seizing the opportunity to lead the next era of wireless discoveries.