ABSTRACT

Overview of Department of Defense Use of the Electromagnetic Spectrum [Updated August 10, 2021]   [open pdf - 2MB]

From the Document: "The Department of Defense (DOD) is the largest federal user of the electromagnetic spectrum ('the spectrum'). It holds frequencies across multiple bands to support a number of technologies and uses. DOD utilizes spectrum on a day-to-day basis, for training, and for military operations. Thus, any changes to spectrum could affect DOD operations, both domestically and with allies abroad. Further, DOD has invested significantly in spectrum-dependent technologies. A summary of some of these technologies, including wireless communications, satellites, radar technologies that support situational awareness, signal intelligence and electronic warfare technologies, is provided [herein]. Changes in spectrum may affect how DOD can use, manipulate, or develop these technologies."

Report Number:
CRS Report for Congress, R46564
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2021-08-10
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Public Domain
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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