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Member Organizations

As an organization, the NCS brings together the assets of 23 Federal departments and agencies to address the full range of NS/EP telecommunications issues. It incorporates changing legislative, regulatory, judicial, and technical issues in interagency emergency telecommunications planning activities. The NCS members include:

U.S. Department of State Central Intelligence Agency
U.S. Department of the Treasury Federal Emergency Management Agency
U.S. Department of Defense The Joint Staff
U.S. Department of Justice General Services Administration
U.S. Department of Interior National Aeronautics and Space Administration
U.S. Department of Agriculture Nuclear Regulatory Commission
U.S. Department of Commerce National Security Agency
U.S. Department of Health
and Human Services
National Telecommunications and
Information Administration
U.S. Department of Transportation United States Postal Service
U.S. Department of Energy Federal Reserve Board
U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs Federal Communications Commission
U.S. Department of Homeland Security  



The Office of the Manager, National Communications System (OMNCS) staff resources are organized into four divisions: Technology and Programs, Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) with the NCC, Plans and Resources, and Customer Service.

NCS Organizational Chart

NCS Organizational Chart

The OMNCS is responsible for:

  • Providing the expertise for the planning, implementing, administering, and maintenance of approved national security and emergency preparedness (NS/EP) communications programs and NCS baseline activities.
  • Conducting technical studies, analyses, and assessments pertaining to the effectiveness of NS/EP communications programs and the effects of these programs on the Nation's critical infrastructures.
  • Consulting with the Committee of Principals (COP), the NCS Council of Representatives (COR), and the Presidentís National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee (NSTAC) on issues pertaining to NS/EP telecommunications.
  • Participating on Federal councils and boards, such as the President's Critical Infrastructure Protection Board and the National Infrastructure Advisory Council (NIAC), that develop telecommunications policies, standards, national initiatives, and performing research on emerging technologies.
  • Monitoring international emergency telecommunications planning activities and offering assistance to international emergency planning groups.
  • Developing, planning, and implementing National Communications System (NCS) strategic goals and objectives.
  • Assisting individual NCS member organizations in developing efficient cost- effective solutions to complex communication/information requirements and resolutions to organizational communication/information issues


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