National Communications System

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The National Communications System (NCS) was originally established by Presidential Memorandum on August 21, 1963. After being transferred under the Department of Homeland Security in 2003, the focus of NCS, as described by it's mission statement is as follows: "Assist the President, the National Security Staff, the Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy and the Director of the Office of Management and Budget in:(1) the exercise of the telecommunications functions and responsibilities, and (2) the coordination of the planning for and provision of national security and emergency preparedness communications for the Federal government under all circumstances, including crisis or emergency, attack & recovery and reconstitution.

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