Has DOD hit its limit on sharing spectrum?

Spectrum Has DOD hit its limit on sharing spectrum? By Mark Rockwell Mar 25, 2016 The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency unveiled a $2 million dynamic spectrum sharing competition on March 23 aimed at helping military and commercial users share increasingly cramped wireless communications bandwidth on the fly. The news might eventually give Defense Department CIO Terry Halvorsen a degree of relief, but in the meantime, the military is being increasingly pinched in the effort to move potentially lucrative government-owned spectrum to commercial providers. During a March 22 hearing held by the House Armed Services Committee’s Emerging Threats and Capabilities Subcommittee, Halvorsen told lawmakers he was concerned that commercial providers’ appetite for spectrum could outstrip the military’s efforts to share — and in some cases vacate — its bandwidth. “What…


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