Biennial Spectrum Plan

In May 2003, the President established the Spectrum Policy Initiative to promote the development and implementation of a U.S. spectrum management policy for the 21st century. The intent of the Spectrum Policy initiative, as articulated by the President, is to "...foster economic growth; promote our national and homeland security; maintain U.S. global leadership in communications technology; and satisfy other vital U.S. needs in areas such as public safety, scientific research, Federal transportation infrastructure, and law enforcement." The Initiative requires all agencies, including the Department of Transportation, to provide agency-specific strategic spectrum plans (agency plans) to the Secretary of Commerce that include: (1) spectrum requirements, including bandwidth and frequency location for future technologies or services; (2) the planned uses of new technologies or expanded services requiring spectrum over a period of time agreed to by the selected agencies; and (3) suggested spectrum efficient approaches to meeting spectrum requirements. The heads of agencies are required to update their agency plans biennially. This report represents the first update to the Department of Transportation's Spectrum Plan, released in November 2005.


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  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: Figures; Maps;
  • Pagination: 140p

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  • Accession Number: 01148570
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: NTL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 6 2010 11:27AM