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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

DOJ Seal

FY2002 Budget Summary


DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
NARROWBAND COMMUNICATIONS
(Dollars in thousands)

  Perm.
Pos.
FTE Amount
       
2000 actuals 12 6 $97,581
2001 enacted 12 12 205,000
  Government-wide rescission of .22% pursuant to P.L. 106-554 ... ... -451
2001 appropriation 12 12 204,549
  Adjustments to base (see p. 29) ... ... 57
2002 base 12 12 204,606
  Program changes (detailed below) ... ... -100,000
2002 estimate 12 12 104,606

  2001 Appropriation 2002 Base 2002 Estimate Program Change
Comparison by activity and program Perm.
Pos.
FTE Amount Perm.
Pos.
FTE Amount Perm.
Pos.
FTE Amount Perm.
Pos.
FTE Amount
                           
  Narrowband Communications 12 12 $204,549 12 12 $204,606 12 12 $104,606 ... ... -$100,000

Program Changes Pos. FTE Amount
Decreased Base Funding for Narrowband Communications ... ... -$100,000

Federal Government agencies are required by 47 U.S.C. 903(d)(1) to make more efficient use of their radio spectrum. The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) is implementing regulations that require all federal spectrum users to narrow by one-half, the bandwidth used to transmit radio signals by 2005 for Very High Frequency (VHF), and 2008 for Ultra High Frequency (UHF).

The program change for 2002 reflects a decrease of $100 million. The Department is evaluating emerging wireless technologies to identify the most cost-effective means of meeting Departmental law enforcement mission requirements. The Department does not intend to expend additional funds for Justice Wireless Network (JWN) deployment until the technologies and requirements are evaluated fully. For 2002, the requested base funds will be sufficient to cover the components' legacy operations and maintenance requirements, existing JWN pilot requirements, and program management activities.

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