National Communications System Annual Report: Fiscal Year 1999: Leading Technology Excellence into the New Millennium   [open pdf - 3MB]

Meeting the challenges of the Year 2000 and beyond will require world-class leadership and superior technology solutions. For over 35 years, the National Communications System (NCS) has ensured that the Federal Government possesses the telecommunications resources necessary to meet the United States' national security and emergency preparedness responsibilities under all circumstances. Building on the successful history of interagency cooperation and industry/Government partnership, the NCS will help lead the Nation into the 21st century. This report highlights significant national security and emergency preparedness telecommunications events and major NCS initiatives, activities and accomplishments during fiscal year 1999. Section I introduces background information, discusses the current environment facing the NCS and considers issues of the 21st century. Section II describes the emergency response activities of the OMNCS. Section III contains information on OMNCS Y2K preparation and contingency planning, plus a description of OMNCS NS/EP telecommunications support, activities, programs, and major interagency initiatives. Finally, Section IV reviews the NS/EP telecommunications support and activities of the NCS member organizations. The FY 1999 National Communications System Report reflects the NCS's commitment to meeting the full range of NS/EP telecommunications needs for the Nation under all circumstances.

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