5 Jul, 1990
National Security Directive 42: National Policy for the Security of National Security Telecommunications and Information Systems
United States. White House Office
National Security Directive (NSD) 44 established a mechanism to protect the government's national security telecommunications and information systems against attacks. The directive laid out "initial objectives, policies and an organizational structure to guide the conduct of activities," established "a mechanism for policy development and dissemination" and assigned responsibilities for their implementation. Some of the organizational changes addressed by the directive was the establishment of the National Security Council / Policy Coordinating Committee (PCC) for National Security Telecommunications and Information Systems and of the National Security Telecommunications and Information Systems Security Committee. The Secretary of Defense and the director of National Security Agency are named the Executive Agent of the Government and the National Manager, respectively, for the National Security Telecommunications and Information Systems Security Committee.
  • URL
  • Publisher
    United States. White House Office
  • Report Number
    NSD 42; National Security Directive 42
  • Date
    5 Jul, 1990
  • Copyright
    Public Domain
  • Retrieved From
    George Bush Presidential Library and Museum: bushlibrary.tamu.edu
  • Format
  • Media Type
  • Subjects
    National security
    Telecommunication systems
    Information networks--Security measures
  • Resource Group
    Directives (presidential)

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