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National Coordinating Center for Communications

As part of the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC), the National Coordinating Center for Communications (NCC) continuously monitors national and international incidents and events that may impact emergency communications. Incidents include not only acts of terrorism, but also natural events such as tornadoes, floods, hurricanes and earthquakes. In cases of emergency, NCC Watch leads emergency communications response and recovery efforts under Emergency Support Function #2 of the National Response Framework.

Overview

With much of the nation’s cyber infrastructure tied into communications, the NCC Watch is also a vital partner to the national cybersecurity effort. The NCC works with both the U.S. Computer Emergency Response Team (US-CERT) and the Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team (ICS-CERT) to monitor and resolve issues impacting cyber and communications during an emergency.

NCC Watch cannot perform its vital mission without the cooperation and expertise of its federal and private sector partners. It was the private sector that first recommended the establishment of a centralized government-industry coordination center following the divestiture of AT&T in the early 1980s. Today, 11 federal government agencies and over 60 private sector communications and information technology companies routinely share critical communications information and advice in a trusted environment to support the NCC’s national security/emergency preparedness communications mission.

To fulfill the responsibilities regarding National Security and Emergency Preparedness (NS/EP) communications outlined in Executive Order 13618, the NCC cultivates its long-standing relationships with private industry members of the Communications Information Sharing and Analysis Center and government partners. These partnerships facilitate the exchange of vulnerability, threat, intrusion, and anomaly information amongst government and industry communications participants and are critical to the sustainment of NS/EP communications and accomplishing the Emergency Support Function #2 mission.

NCC Industry Partners

Akamai
Alaska Communications
Americom
APCO International
Artel, LLC
AT&T
Avaya
Blackberry
Boeing
CableLabs
CenturyLink
Charter Communications
Cincinnati Bell
Cisco
Cloudflare
Comcast Cable
Competitive Carriers Association
Comptel
Compunetix
Comtech Telecommunications
Consolidated Communications
Cox Communications
Computer Sciences Corporation
CTIA
Earthlink
EutelsatAmerica
FairPoint Communications
Frontier Communications
GlobaFone
Globalstar
Harris Caprock
HP Enterprise Service, LLC
Hughes Network Systems
Inmarsat
Intelsat
Internap
Juniper Networks
Leidos
Level 3 Communications
LightSquared
Lockheed Martin
Motorola Solutions
National Association of Broadcasters
National Emergency Numbers Association
Neustar
Nokia
Northrop Grumman
NSight
NTCA
Qualcomm
Raytheon
SES World Skies
Satellite Industry Association
Sprint
TE Subcom
TelePacific Communications
Telecommunications Industry Association
T-Mobile
USTelecom Association
Verisign
Verizon
Vonage
West Safety Services
Windstream

 

NCC Federal Partners

Department of State
Department of Defense
Department of Commerce
Department of Energy
Department of Interior
Department of Justice
Department of Homeland Security
Federal Communications Commission
Federal Emergency Management Agency
Federal Reserve Board
General Services Administration

Local Exchange Carrier Mutual Agreement

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SHARES

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Last Published Date: June 27, 2017

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