The Installation Spectrum Management Office (ISMO) is responsible for managing frequency allocation and authorization for all Radio Frequency (RF) spectrum users at White Sands Missile Range (WSMR); which includes all WSMR controlled real estate and test sites.
The Installation Spectrum Management Office adheres to the Army spectrum management functional processes necessary to implement the National Telecommunication and Information Administration (NTIA) Manual of Regulations and Procedures for Federal Radio Frequency Management and the provisions of Dept. of Defense Directive (DoDD) 4650.1. Per Army Regulation 5-12, all RF spectrum dependent equipment used by individuals, units, and organizations on a U.S. Army Installation will obtain spectrum certification prior to equipment use and must have the authorization of the ISMO to operate said equipment prior to use, whether the system is FCC licensed or not (Part 15/Annex K of the NTIA Manual).
Our services include, but are not limited to: frequency authorizations, spectrum coordination, frequency de-confliction, and RF interference reporting. Our goal is to provide efficient and effective planning, coordination, and management of available spectrum resources to allow our customers to operate in a safe and interference free environment.
Installation Spectrum Management Office
White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico 88002