WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, released the following statement after the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) announced its National Spectrum Strategy Implementation Plan:

“This plan follows NTIA's pattern of ignoring serious concerns from the Department of Defense about management of our federal airwaves. These spectrum airwaves are vital to highly sensitive and unique defense systems that keep Americans safe — you simply cannot slap a price tag on relocating them. In many cases, the costs are astronomical, or the systems cannot be re-engineered to function effectively in different bands of spectrum. If NTIA continues to move forward on its current course, mission-critical defense operations will be at risk and taxpayer dollars will be wasted. NTIA is at a pivotal moment and must consider our nation's spectrum needs more holistically,” said Senator Fischer.

In November, Senator Fischer released a statement criticizing the Biden administration’s national spectrum strategy announcement.

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