Gerald F. Hurt; Ernesto A. Cerezo; W. Russell Slye

Abstract: On behalf of the Secretary of Commerce, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) has prepared this report to the President and the Congress as required by Title X of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2000 (NDAA-2000). NDAA-2000 requires NTIA to convene an interagency review and assessment of certain spectrum reallocation issues in coordination with the Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and with Federal executive agencies via the Interdepartment Radio Advisory Committee (IRAC). The review includes: 1) Progress made in implementation of national spectrum planning; and 2) The spectrum reallocations made in accordance with the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1993 (OBRA-93) and the Balanced Budget Act of 1997 (BBA-97), and the resulting implications to Federal executive agencies.

This report provides an assessment of electromagnetic spectrum reallocation from Federal to private-sector use in accordance with requirements of Title VI of OBRA-93 and Title III of BBA-97. The report, addressing progress in national spectrum planning, implications of past spectrum reallocation actions, and anticipated impact of future potential reallocations, was prepared in coordination with affected Federal agencies, and the FCC. As directed by NDAA-2000, the assessment focused particular attention on impacts of such reallocations on military capabilities, civil space programs, and Federal public safety systems.

Keywords: spectrum engineering; spectrum management

For technical information concerning this report, contact:

Gerald F. Hurt

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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