Facing a Spectrum Crunch, DoD Solicits Ideas From Private Sector
Posted on: March 27, 2014

National Defense Magazine
Sandra Erwin
March 27, 2014

The Pentagon worries that a dwindling supply of electromagnetic spectrum will cripple its high-tech weapon systems and global communications. The concern is shared by vendors that supply information technologies to the Defense Department.

This is a problem that calls for government-industry collaboration, says a Defense Department fedbizopps solicitation. The Pentagon wants fresh ideas on how to better manage the electromagnetic spectrum at a time when it is coming under pressure to relinquish valuable wireless frequencies in order to boost the capacity of commercial wireless carriers and extend Internet access to rural areas of the United States.

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