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DoD Spectrum Team Gets National Intell Citation for Wireless Broadband Work

cyberwarfareThe Defense Department’s spectrum team has received n award from National Intelligence Director James Clapper for the group’s work in support of U.S. intelligence agencies, DoD News reported Tuesday.

Cheryl Pellerin writes Clapper presented the National Intelligence Meritorious Unit Citation to two members of the team in recognition of their work on strategies and technologies to use radio frequency spectrum over the past several years.

That spectrum effort takes its mandate from a June 2010 memorandum by President Barack Obama that required executive branch departments, agencies and offices to help the Federal Communications Commission produce 500 megahertz of federal and nonfederal spectrum over 10 years.

The memo directed that the spectrum be compatible with mobile and fixed wireless broadband and be available for licensing by the FCC or for shared access, the report says.

Pellerin writes the spectrum team earned the citation for its effort to protect operations and carry out the president’s memo.

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