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National Communications System

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A system governed by Executive Order 12472 and comprised of the telecommunications assets of the 24 Departments and Agencies. DHS serves as the Executive Agent for the NCS which is responsible for assisting in the exercise of telecommunications functions and their associated responsibilities and the coordination of planning for providing the Federal Government, under all circumstances (including crises and emergencies, attacks, and recovery and reconstitution from those events), with the requisite national-security and emergency-preparedness communications resources.

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Homeland Security

Broad Terms:
Emergency Communications

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