National Communications System


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National Communications System

The telecommunications system that results from the technical and operational integration of the separate telecommunications systems of the several executive branch departments and agencies having a significant telecommunications capability. Also called NCS.
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There are many precedents for a more active Federal role in this context, such as the National Communications System and the Communications Assistance to Law Enforcement Act.
US-CERT is a public-private partnership aimed to protecting and defending cyber infrastructure while the NCC is the operational arm of the National Communications System.
The Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) National Communications System (NCS), is responsible for ensuring continuity of NS/EP communications when network congestion or damage occurs.
During Katrina, the National Communications System in Emergency Support Function 2, (ESF 2), was activated.
Fire Administration; the Office of the National Capital Region Coordination; the Center for Faith-Based and Community Initiatives; and the Office of Cyber and Telecommunications, (14) which includes the National Communications System and the National Cybersecurity Division.
Orr added that the response from the public safety community to a proposal for a national communications system with identical standards was "a resounding 'no.
Part of the division's responsibility will be to coordinate the efforts of several cyber security offices that were folded into the Homeland Security Department this year and now will become part of the new division, including the Critical Infrastructure Assurance Office, the National Infrastructure Protection Center, the Federal Computer Incident Response Center, and the National Communications System.
The DHS said the NCSD builds upon capabilities transferred the former Critical Infrastructure Assurance Office, the National Infrastructure Protection Center, the Federal Computer Incident Response Center, and the National Communications System.
and the United States government's National Communications System (NCS) have constructed the first free space optics link in the NCS's project to enhance government communications infrastructure.
Director of Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), and manager of National Communications System in Arlington, Va.
The Board believes that these programs, which are administered by the National Communications System (NCS), will help facilitate the operation and liquidity of banks and the stability of financial markets, particularly during periods of substantial operational disruptions.
The National Communications System (NCS), which comprises 22 federal departments and agencies that work on telecommunications issues to support crisis and disaster response, said it will work with industry to deploy priority access services (PAS) that will give critical personnel access to the next available wireless channel during emergencies.
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