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DD Form 1494 A Closer Look - Introduction
The Joint Frequency Panel of the U.S. Military Communications-Electronics Board (MCEB) has reviewed the characteristics for many radio frequency (RF) equipment purchased or developed by the DoD.
This review process is called the Joint Frequency Allocation-to-Equipment Process, or the "JF-12 Process".
The form currently used to submit systems information to the MCEB for frequency allocation approval is the DD FORM 1494. All major military radio frequency (RF) systems, as defined in the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) Manual of Regulations and Procedures for Federal Radio Frequency Management, are reviewed in parallel with the JF-12 process by the Interdepartment Radio Advisory Committee (IRAC) Spectrum Planning Subcommittee (SPS).
The CIO G6 Staff has the responsibility to review, coordinate, and approve applications for frequency allocations submitted by various activities.
The submission of incomplete and/or inaccurate applications consumes unnecessary manpower and causes processing delays.
DD Form 1494 Lead Times
No later than four (4) years before satellite launch
Not less than one (1) year before procuring pre-systems acquisition equipment, or MS B
Not less than one (1) year before Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP), or award of a developmental contract, or MS C
At least six months before Initial Operational Capability (IOC) for all equipment if there are only minor changes from previous stage submissions; one (1) year prior for all other equipment with significant changes, or was not filed previously.
DD Form 1494 is composed of six basic pages and a system line diagram:
DD Form 1494 Pages - Close-Up
** If the proposed system will operate only within the US&P, all pages, except the Foreign Coordination page, must be completed. The Foreign Coordination page is only required if the planned system will operate outside of the US&P.
(SPS-18859/1) NTIA EL-CID System Name/Nomenclature vs. Application Title (July 2012)
Per NTIA guidance, System Nomenclature will be the official field used by NTIA and it's the official system name that will go on the cert. If your request has an application title different from system nomenclature, make sure that the name to appear in the cert is entered into System nomenclature.
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