CIVIL DEFENSE COMMUNICATIONS REQUIREMENTS AT THE LOCAL, STATE, AND REGIONAL LEVELS
STANFORD RESEARCH INST MENLO PARK CA
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The report analyzes the information flows that would be required at various levels of government to coordinate a civil defense response to nuclear emergency. Communications circuit requirements to convey these information flows are estimated for varying sizes of political subdivisions. The research technique employed is principally that of abstracting communications attributes from scenarios of general civil defense activities in an emergency, and classifying these attributes by descriptors such as urgency, frequency, quantity, and time of occurrence. Estimates of quantifiable attributes have then been applied to the information flows, allowing their combination into physical circuit requirements for voice and TTY. The level of approximation inherent in the quantitative results is significant due largely to the lack of established policies, organization, and procedures for many facets of civil defense operations.
- Civil Defense
- Non-Radio Communications