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DOD spends billions of dollars each year to acquire fast and reliable wideband satellite communications for its worldwide military operations—while also navigating growing threats, such as anti-satellite weapons.
What GAO Found A phaseout of the statutory licenses for broadcast programming may be feasible for most participants in the video marketplace, although there may be statutory implications for the “carriage requirements” governing which local broadcast television stations are carried by cable and satellite...
What GAO FoundDISH is cooperating with the Special Masters examination, which consists of examining DISHs compliance with the royalty payment and household eligibility requirements of the license under Section 119.
Commercial satellites are used by the U.S. government to provide a variety of fixed satellite services, such as military communications. However, the number of satellite operators providing such service has declined since 2000.
The National Aeronautics and Space Act of 1958, as amended, established the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) as the civilian agency that exercises control over U.S. aeronautical and space activities and seeks and encourages the fullest commercial use of space.
On February 17, 2009, federal law requires all full-power television stations in the United States to cease analog broadcasting, enabling the government to reclaim valuable spectrum that the broadcasters currently use for analog broadcasts.