How the Department of Information Technology Supports Military and Community Compatible Use
The Maryland Department of Information Technology (DoIT) creates and implements
information technology solutions that improve IT infrastructure, government
services, and allow the Executive Branch and state agencies to operate efficiently.
While DoIT currently does not have specific programs that support civilian-military
compatible use, the agency was identified as playing a key supporting role in
implementing the recommendations of the 2019 Statewide Joint Land Use Response
Implementation Strategy to support community and military compatibility; particularly
those associated with electronic frequency spectrum capacity and impedance/interference.
An example of this can be found in DoIT's Statewide Radio System (also known
as the Statewide Interoperable Communications division). This division supports
interoperable communications amongst state agencies, bordering states, and federal
public safety agencies. The Division also advises on planning, acquisition,
and operation of statewide radio systems. These radio systems and services provided
are essential to statewide emergency preparedness and disaster recovery.
Compatibility Factors relevant to the Department of Information Technology: Spectrum Impediment/Interference