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NTIA Guidance on Reporting Future Spectrum Requirements

November 30, 2018

With this memorandum and enclosed guidance, NTIA, on behalf of the Secretary of Commerce, specifies the format and time period for executive branch departments and agencies preparing reports to NTIA on anticipated future spectrum requirements. The attached guidance requests that agencies provide anticipated future spectrum requirements over a 15-year period in their reports to the Secretary. It defines “future spectrum requirements” and specifies the format for the report. The information provided by agencies will be subject to existing safeguards protecting classified, sensitive, and proprietary data. At the same time, a key element of the National Spectrum Strategy will be transparency of spectrum use and improved cooperation and collaboration between federal and non-federal spectrum stakeholders.

Initial submissions are due to NTIA no later than February 21, 2019; final reports are due by April 23, 2019.