2008 Research and Development Exchange Workshop Proceedings: Evolving National Security and Emergency Preparedness (NS/EP) Communications in a Global Environment [open pdf - 6MB]
"From September 25-26, 2008, the President's National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee (NSTAC) conducted its eighth Research and Development Exchange (RDX) Workshop entitled, Evolving National Security and Emergency Preparedness (NS/EP) Communications in a Global Environment. The purpose of the event was to stimulate an exchange of ideas among researchers, operational users, and executives from Government, industry, and academia focused on the full range of research and development (R&D) issues affecting NS/EP communications networks, advance the security of free nations, and enhance preparedness and response activities across sectors. Dramatically changing business models of traditional telecommunications carriers, along with new technologies, are accelerating the advancement of global communications networks. The scale, scope, and character of the global next generation networks will revolutionize the planning, prioritization, and delivery of NS/EP communications. The 2008 RDX Workshop addressed a variety of high-level concerns that are affecting the communications and cyber environment and the way those concerns could alter NS/EP efforts. The goal of the event was to gather valuable information from the assembled experts that the NSTAC's Research and Development Task Force (RDTF) could use to assist in developing proposed Presidential recommendations for the NSTAC."
President's National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee: http://www.ncs.gov/nstac/
2008 Research and Development Exchange Workshop, Motorola Innovation Center, Schaumburg, Illinois, September 25-26, 2008