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The National Telecommunications and Information Administration's Office of Spectrum Management (OSM) is dedicated to protecting the vital Federal government operations that use spectrum while supporting the growth of commercial wireless broadband and technologies in the United States. Many federal agencies rely on the use of spectrum to execute their core missions. There is also increasing demand for spectrum to meet the wireless broadband needs of consumers and businesses, paving the way for continued innovation and economic growth.

OSM principally manages the Federal government's use of the radio frequency spectrum, ensuring that the U.S. domestic and international spectrum needs are satisfied. To achieve this, OSM receives assistance and advice from the Interdepartment Radio Advisory Committee (IRAC) and carries out this responsibility by:

Another of OSM's primary activities is implementing the Obama Administration's commitment to nearly double the amount of commercial spectrum.

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