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The Interdepartment Radio Advisory Committee, an organization of the Federal government, more commonly referred to as the IRAC, will have been in active continuous existence for 23 years this summer. It is composed of the representatives of twelve government agencies, their alternates, and a small secretariat. Five of these agencies are represented on the organization's technical subcommittee, its only standing committee. The IRAC came into existence June 1, 1922. The author provides the history of the IRAC, its relationship to other agencies, its internal organization, and the principles it follows in the conduct of its work.