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Citation: Executive Order 12472 (1984).


In 1984, Executive Order 12472 re-chartered the National Communication System (NCS) as those telecommunication assets owned or leased by the Federal government that can meet U.S. national security and emergency preparedness needs.

Executive Order 12472 estab­lished a joint government-industry National Coordinating Center to assist in the initiation, coordina­tion, restoration and reconstitution of communications services or facilities under all conditions of crisis or emergency.

The Department of Homeland Security inherited the NCS in 2003.

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