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Executive Order 10297—Providing for a Telecommunications Advisor to the President

October 09, 1951

By virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and statutes, and as President of the United States, it is hereby ordered as follows:

SECTION 1. There shall be in the Executive Office of the President a Telecommunications Advisor to the President who shall be appointed by the President.

SEC. 2. The Telecommunications Advisor shall assist and advise the President with respect to the following-described telecommunications functions and such other telecommunications functions as the President may designate:

(a) Coordinating the development of telecommunications policies and standards applying to the executive branch of the Government.

(b) Assuring high standards of telecommunications management within the executive branch of the Government.

(c) Coordinating the development by the several agencies of the executive branch of telecommunications plans and programs designed to assure maximum security to the United States in time of national emergency with a minimum interference to continuing nongovernmental requirements.

(d) Assigning radio frequencies to Government agencies under the provisions of section 305 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended (47 USC 305), and establishing policies and procedures governing such assignments and their continued use.

(e) Developing United States Government frequency requirements.

SEC. 3. The Telecommunications Advisor shall, to the maximum extent feasible, perform his functions with the aid, or through the facilities, of appropriate departments and agencies of the Government; and he shall establish such interagency committees and working groups composed of representatives of interested departments and agencies, and consult with such departments and agencies, as may be necessary for the most effective performance of his functions.

SEC. 4. The Interdepartmental Radio Advisory Committee shall report to and assist the Telecommunications Advisor in the performance of his functions as he may request.

SEC. 5. Nothing in this order shall be deemed to impair any existing authority or jurisdiction of the Federal Communications Commission. The Telecommunications Advisor shall cooperate with the Federal Communications Commission on problems of mutual concern.



October 9, 1951

Harry S Truman, Executive Order 10297—Providing for a Telecommunications Advisor to the President Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/278473

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