Spectrum Management Changes Expected Under New U.S. Office

Issue 7 and Volume 123.

Spectrum Management Changes Expected Under New U.S. Office Washington Report BY JOSEPH E. KELLER Washington Correspondent President Nixon’s plan for the creation of a new Office of Telecommunications Policy in the Executive Office of the President has finally gone into effect. The plan, which will strengthen and reorganize the executive branch’s Telecommunications Management Office, became effective April 20, when Congress failed to act in the 60 days it had under the law to veto the plan. An executive order implementing the reorganization plan is expected to be forthcoming from the President and will provide the President with considerable authority for making and administering national telecommunications policy. The plan was submitted by the President to Congress during February. The Office of Telecommunications Policy will acquire essentially the functions now assigned to the director of telecommunications management. It will be the President’s principal adviser on telecommunications policy, will help formulate policies and…

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