National Security Directive 56: National Security Emergency Preparedness Telecommunications Funding [open pdf - 68KB]
Alternate Title: NSD 56: National Security Emergency Preparedness Telecommunications Funding
In National Security Directive (NSD) 56, President H.W. Bush directs that "implementation and recurring costs for national level NESP [National Security Emergency Preparedness] telecommunications programs shall be shared by Defense and FEMA. Defense, as the Executive Agent for the National Communications System (NCS), shall fund all pre-implementations costs for national level NSEP telecommunications programs. Participation by federal agencies in the National Communications System will continue to be in accordance with the provisions of Executive Order 12472."
NSD 56; National Security Directive 56
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