President's National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee (NSTAC): Globalization Task Force Report [May 2000]   [open pdf - 447KB]

"Since the last meeting of the President's National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee (NSTAC) in June 1999, the Globalization Task Force (GTF)1 has concentrated its efforts on national security and emergency preparedness (NS/EP) issues related to the global information infrastructure (GII) in 2010, foreign ownership of NS/EP critical communications systems, and technology export policies. In October 1998, the NSTAC's Industry Executive Subcommittee (IES) tasked the Information Infrastructure Group (IIG), now known as the GTF, to postulate the nature of the GII in 2010 and to assess the implications for NS/EP communications. The GTF conducted research and received briefings from industry and Government experts on the emerging wireline, wireless, and satellite-based technologies expected to compose the GII in 2010. The GTF concluded that in 2010, NS/EP communications would be facilitated by a GII featuring new technologies and improved network features. The GII in 2010 would also provide increased global availability of broadband communications, with satellite communications and wireless technologies bringing the GII and NS/EP communications to less accessible geographic regions. However, despite the plethora of technological capabilities forecasted for 2010, there is no guarantee that all essential communications capabilities will be ubiquitously available. Given the global reach and communications needs of some U.S. NS/EP missions, prudent NS/EP communications contingency planning should consider end-to-end systems using a broad range of wireless, satellite, and terrestrial capabilities."

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