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Interdepartment Radio Advisory Committee (IRAC)

The basic functions of the IRAC are to assist the Assistant Secretary in assigning frequencies to U.S. Government radio stations and in developing and executing policies, programs, procedures, and technical criteria pertaining to the allocation, management, and use of the electromagnetic spectrum.  The basic role of the representatives appointed to serve on the IRAC is to function, when in Committee, in the interest of the United States as a whole.

Composition of the IRAC:

  • Members: Dept. of Agriculture, Air Force, Army, Broadcasting Board of Governors, Coast Guard, Dept. of Commerce, Dept. of Energy, Federal Aviation Administration, Dept. of Homeland Security, Dept. of the Interior, Dept. of Justice, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Navy, National Science Foundation, Dept. of State, Dept. of Transportation, Dept. of the Treasury, United States Postal Service, Dept. of Veterans Affairs
  • Liaison: Federal Communications Commission

Substructure of the IRAC

The permanent substructure of the IRAC consists of the IRAC Secretariat and the:

The IRAC may create subcommittees, ad hoc, or working groups to deal with specific topics.

Additional Information

Private Sector Participation