Accession Number:

ADA605598

Title:

National Communications System: Ensuring Essential Communications for the Homeland

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2002-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

101.0

Abstract:

In the last 40 years, since the establishment of the National Communications System NCS, the telecommunications industry has changed dramatically with the convergence of communications and computing and the introduction of new communications services and products. Wireless communications and the Internet are dramatic developments that have altered the landscape of the telecommunications industry. Despite the changes, the NCS mission remains the same - to provide necessary communications for the Federal Government under all conditions and to coordinate Federal planning for national security and emergency preparedness communications. As the NCS moves into the new Department of Homeland Security, it remains committed to delivering necessary communications for the Federal Government. The NCS has a long history of productive relations both within the Federal Government, and, importantly, within the telecommunications and related industries. The NCS will build on this history of cooperation and will serve as a model for other Government entities as it assumes its new homeland security responsibilities.

Subject Categories:

  • Civil Defense
  • Radio Communications
  • Non-Radio Communications
  • Voice Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE