Pentagon CIO: Spectrum Debate Has Become a 'Money Issue'

By Adam J. Hebert / August 24, 2001 at 5:00 AM
The debate over what segment of the electromagnetic spectrum should be auctioned to future providers of third-generation wireless Internet service has become focused on money -- perhaps to the detriment of the Defense Department, according to the new DOD chief information officer. "I think (commercial companies) tried to make it into a money issue. They're doing a good job," said John Stenbit, assistant secretary of defense for command, control, communications and intelligence, in a meeting with reporters today. "I don't...

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