R. T. Watson

Abstract: This report is an update of a previous report of the same title published by the former Office of Telecommunications Policy. It provides guidance to Federal system planners in securing spectrum support for proposed new or modified telecommunications systems in compliance with procedures of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA). These procedures are in response to an Office of Management and Budget Circular (OMB Circular No. A-11) requiring certification from NTIA of spectrum support prior to submission of budget estimates to OMB. This report summarizes the various steps involved in the process, suggests questions each agency should address in preparation for submission and provides example output.

Keywords: electromagnetic compatibility (EMC); spectrum management; frequency availability; Life Cycle; NTIA System Review Process; Spectrum Planning Subcommittee

To request a reprint of this report, contact:

Ed Drocella, Chief,
Spectrum Engineering and Analysis Division
Office of Spectrum Management
National Telecommunications and Information Administration
(202) 482-1652

Disclaimer: Certain commercial equipment, components, and software may be identified in this report to specify adequately the technical aspects of the reported results. In no case does such identification imply recommendation or endorsement by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, nor does it imply that the equipment or software identified is necessarily the best available for the particular application or uses.

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