Citation Edit

Department of Commerce, Spectrum Policy for the 21st Century – The President's Spectrum Policy Initiative: Report 1, Recommendations of the Federal Government Spectrum Task Force (June 2004) (full-text).

Overview Edit

The goal of the Initiative is to promote the development and implementation of a U.S. spectrum policy for the 21st century that will: foster economic growth; ensure 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 recommendations proposed in this report build upon the recent experiences of the federal spectrum management community in its efforts to implement policies for three new technologies — third generation (3G) wireless, Wireless Fidelity (WiFi) and Ultrawideband (UWB).

Although these new technologies offer great potential economic and commercial benefits, before they could be introduced, critical federal government systems had to be protected. While ultimately successful, the effort to introduce these new technologies exposed limitations of our spectrum management system.

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