National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee (NSTAC) Report to the President on the National Coordinating Center [open pdf - 552KB]
"The President's National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee (NSTAC) Principals requested that a task force be formed to examine the future mission and role of the National Coordinating Center (NCC) during their October 21, 2004, NSTAC Principals Conference Call. The NSTAC established the National Coordinating Center Task Force (NCCTF) to study the direction of the NCC over the next year, three years, and five years, including how industry members of the NCC should continue to partner with Government, how the NCC should be structured, and how the new Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Sector Coordinating Council (SCC) approach could impact the NCC. The NCCTF deliberated on numerous issues, focusing its discussions on the NCC's organizational structure, information sharing and analysis, leadership, incident management and response, and international mutual aid. To gain additional insight into incident management, and information sharing practices in particular, the task force co-hosted an all-day incident management subject matter experts meeting with the Next Generation Networks Task Force (NGNTF) on August 30, 2005. Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast during the course of the task force's work, and the group incorporated lessons learned from its hurricane experiences into the final months of task force deliberation. The NCCTF also took into consideration the recent White House report on Hurricane Katrina in making recommendations on improved coordination between industry and Government."
National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee (NSTAC): http://www.ncs.gov/nstac/