- Computing & Information Technology
- Telecommunications and remote sensing
- Telecommunications civil defense system
Telecommunications civil defense system
McQuillan, James P. AT&T Federal Systems, Washington, DC.
- Federal Emergency Management Agency
- National Communications System
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When any possible emergency threatens the security or socioeconomic structure of the United States or any political subdivision, an appropriate warning must be made in order for a reaction to occur within an appropriate period of time. Any such reactions cannot operate without a means of communication to prewarn of impending disaster or attack and to assist the civil defense and military effort after a disaster has occurred. To meet these requirements in an integrated manner, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the National Communications System (NCS), working with the telecommunications industry, provide warning centers and private-line telecommunications systems to carry vital emergency information and alerts to both the military and the general public.
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