d. Although there is bilateral authority for spectrum management
within the United States, there is very close liaison between the two
and the Office of Telecommunications Policy.
On the whole, the
system has worked well to assure that adequate frequency support is
provided for all authorized users.
12. Officer of Telecommunications Policy.
The Office of Telecommunications Policy is the executive agency
responsible for overall supervision of national telecommunications
policy and standards for United States Government users. One of its
functions is to allocate and manage the radio frequency spectrum used
by the Federal Government.
13. Interdepartment Radio Advisory Committee.
a. Among the advisory bodies to the Director, Office of
Telecommunications Policy, is the Interdepartment Radio Advisory
Committee. The Interdepartment Radio Advisory Committee, is composed
of representatives of the Departments of Agriculture; Air Force;
Army; Commerce; Health, Education, and Welfare; Interior; Justice;
Navy; State; and Treasury; the Atomic Energy Commission; the Coast
Guard; the Federal Aviation Administration; the General Services
Administration; the National Aeronautics and Space Administration;
Commission is not a member of the Interdepartment Radio Advisory
Interdepartment Radio Advisory Committee, who works with the
Interdepartment Radio Advisory Committee and its subcommittees.
officers of the Interdepartment Radio Advisory Committee and the
chairmen of its subcommittees are appointed by the Office of
b. The Interdepartment Radio Advisory Committee was organized in
1922 to coordinate the communications needs of government agencies.
Functions of the Interdepartment Radio Advisory Committee are to
the United States and its possessions; to review and act on requests
for assignment of frequencies to government radio stations; to assist
and advise the Director, Office of Telecommunications Policy, on
related problems; and to serve as an advisory body to the Department
of State in the formulation of United States proposals for
international conferences subject to approval by the Director, Office
of Telecommunications Policy.