National Communications System Annual Report: Fiscal Year 1998: 35 Years of NCS Success [open pdf - 3MB]
For 35 years, the NCS has promoted and achieved interagency cooperation and industry/Government partnership to ensure the Federal Government has the telecommunications necessary to meet its NS/EP responsibilities under all circumstances. Changes in the national security threat and the geopolitical environment, new developments in technology and the marketplace, and the vital importance of the telecommunications infrastructure to all sectors of the economy and society make the NCS's mission more critical than ever. The subsequent sections of this report highlight the NCS's FY 1998 activities and accomplishments undertaken to fulfill its mission. Section II describes the emergency response activities of the NCS. Section III examines NCS NS/EP telecommunications support, activities, and programs including major interagency plans and initiatives. Finally, Section IV reviews the NS/EP telecommunications support and activities of the NCS member organizations.