New 'living document' is a public roadmap for sharing the airwaves between federal and private sector needs. #pressrelease

March 12, 2024

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WASHINGTON – The National Spectrum Strategy ("the Strategy"), released November 13, 2023, charts a course for sustained U.S. leadership in advanced wireless technologies and services. The radio spectrum provides numerous forms of connectivity to the American public, from the voice and data communications that fuel smartphones to critical government services that depend on spectrum access, and it therefore serves as a key foundation for the digital infrastructure on which the modern American economy runs. We must provide the spectrum access needed for Federal agency missions while addressing the private sector’s need for greater spectrum access, which is required to maintain and improve our global competitiveness and sustain economic growth. The Strategy will be implemented consistent with existing statutory authorities and Presidential directives, including the recent Presidential Memorandum on Modernizing United States Spectrum Policy and Establishing a National Spectrum Strategy.

This Strategy Implementation Plan ("Plan") provides a public roadmap for this effort. For each strategic objective, the Plan identifies specific outcomes, with responsible Federal agencies, contributing stakeholders, and a timeline for both the beginning and the expected completion of the effort. A table summarizing the timelines (estimated by month and year) is provided at the end of the description of the outcomes. While it cannot identify publicly all actions being taken to implement the Strategy, the Plan describes steps needed to implement it.

This Plan is intended to be a living document. In order to release Plan updates on a three-year cycle, the process of drafting updates will begin approximately two years after the start of implementation. The White House designated the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) as the steward for execution of this Plan, and as such, it will establish an oversight function. Federal agencies will work with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to ensure that funding proposals in the President’s budget are aligned with the activities outlined in this Implementation Plan.

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