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GETS Eligibility

The Government Emergency Telecommunications Service (GETS) supports federal, state, local, tribal and territorial governments; critical infrastructure sectors in industry; and non-governmental organizations in performing their national security and emergency preparedness (NS/EP) missions. Typical GETS users are responsible for the command and control functions critical to management of, and response to, national security and emergencies, particularly during the first 24 to 72 hours following an event.

Five broad categories serve as guidelines for determining eligibility for GETS. GETS users typically perform NS/EP functions within:

  • National Security Leadership
  • National Security Posture and U.S. Population Attack Warning
  • Public Health, Safety, and Maintenance of Law and Order
  • Public Welfare and Maintenance of National Economic Posture
  • Disaster Recovery

Additional information on these five broad categories can be found in the GETS Eligibility Criteria document.

For additional information on the GETS program, please visit the GETS Homepage.

Last Published Date: October 20, 2015

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