4.1. The usable radio frequency spectrum is vital to the support of military operations. Sound engineering and administrative practices shall be applied throughout the Department of Defense to use effectively and prudently the radio frequency spectrum. Due regard shall be given to the rights of other spectrum users.
4.2. The spectrum management function is a part of and essential to
military planning, research, development, and operations involving
communications-electronics systems using the radio frequency spectrum.
4.3. Within the Department of Defense, the spectrum management function
shall be accomplished at a level thoroughly familiar with and immediately
responsive to the requirements of the operating forces and sufficiently
close to major policy-making offices (Service, joint, departmental, Federal,
and allied) to facilitate referral of issues requiring consideration by
4.4. U.S. national and international policies and procedures pertaining
to spectrum management and departmental and joint Service implementing
directives for effectively using radio frequencies shall be disseminated as
guidance to DoD Components.