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1 National Communications System National Communications System (NCS) Government – Industry Partnership in Emergency Communications Response November 16, 2011 Jeffrey Glick Chief, Critical Infrastructure Protection Branch National Communications System (NCS)

2 Presenters Name June 17, 2003 National Communications System 2 Goals The goal of this panel is to: Educate the audience on the mission and responsibilities of the National Communications System (NCS) before, during, and after a disaster Highlight how NCS employs a public-private partnership framework to provide national security and emergency preparedness communications solutions to stakeholders

3 Presenters Name June 17, 2003 National Communications System 3 NCS Mission Assist the President, the National Security Council, the Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy and the Director of the Office of Management and Budget in the exercise of telecommunications functions and responsibilities, coordination of the planning for and provision of National Security and Emergency Preparedness (NS/EP) communications for the Federal government under all circumstances

4 National Communications System Partnerships: Government and Industry The NCS provides a collaborative forum for the exchange of ideas among Federal stakeholders and private corporations concerning emergency communications disaster response. 24 Federal Members 54 Industry Members Central Intelligence AgencyDepartment of Veteran Affairs Department of AgricultureFederal Communications Commission Department of CommerceFederal Emergency Management Agency Department of DefenseFederal Reserve Board Department of EnergyGeneral Services Administration Department of Health & Human Services Joint Staff Department of Homeland Security National Aeronautics &Space Administration Department of InteriorNational Security Agency Department of Justice National Telecommunications &Information Administration Department of StateNuclear Regulatory Commission Department of the Treasury Office of the Director of National Intelligence Department of Transportation United States Postal Service AT&TGlobal CrossingQwest Govt Solutions Alcatel-LucentGlobalstarRaytheon AmericomHP Enterprise SvcSAIC APCOHughes Network SystemSAVVIS ArrowheadInmarsatSES World Skies ArtelINTELSATSIA BoeingInternapSprint CenturyLinkIntradoTelePacific Comms. Cincinnati BellJuniper NetworkTime Warner Cable CISCOLevel 3 Comms.T-Mobile ComcastLightSquaredTW Telecom ComptelLockheed MartinTyco Comms. COXMotorolaUSA Mobility CSCNatl Assn. BroadcastersUSTA CTIANortel NetworksVerisign Eutelsat AmericaNorthrop GrummanVerizon Fair Point Comms.OPASTCOVerizon Business FrontierQualcommVerizon Wireless 4

5 Presenters Name June 17, 2003 National Communications System NCS Priority Programs Because the public communications network is often degraded or inoperable in times of crisis, the NCS has developed programs to ensure continuity of NS/EP communications Government Emergency Telecommunications Service (GETS) -- provides individual priority access to the public wireline network Wireless Priority Service (WPS) -- provides individual priority access to the public wireless network Telecommunications Service Priority (TSP) -- establishes priority for the restoration and provisioning of critical NS/EP circuits Shared Resources High Frequency Radio Program (SHARES) - provides a single, interagency message handling system with no reliance on the public network 5 *272

6 Presenters Name June 17, 2003 National Communications System 6 ESF #2COMMUNICATIONS

7 Presenters Name June 17, 2003 National Communications System 7 National Response Framework The National Response Framework (NRF) establishes a coordinated, comprehensive, national, all- hazards approach to domestic incident response Presents guiding coordinating principles that enable Federal response partners to prepare for, respond to, and recover from Presidential declared disasters and emergencies - from the smallest to the largest Emergency Support Function (ESF) #2, Communications - NCS and FEMA are Primary Agencies

8 Presenters Name June 17, 2003 National Communications System 8 NCS ESF #2– Mission Support restoration of the communications infrastructure: Facilitates the recovery of systems and applications from cyber attacks Coordinates Federal communications support to response efforts during incidents requiring a coordinated Federal response Support Federal agencies in procuring and coordinating National Security/Emergency Preparedness (NS/EP) communications Provides communications support to Federal, State, tribal, and local governments and first responders when their systems have been impacted Provides communications and information technology (IT) support to the Joint Field Office (JFO) and JFO field teams

9 Presenters Name June 17, 2003 National Communications System 9 OPERATIONAL TEAMS

10 National Communications System Unclassified/For Official Use Only ESF #2 National Team Responsible for coordinating ESF#2 response/recovery operations: Coordinate with Government and Industry to assess anticipated/actual damage Coordinates developing ESF#2 response/recovery operations Coordinate with Federal Departments and Agency members to identify and prioritize national security and emergency preparedness (NS/EP) service requirements Conduct operational analysis of the telecommunications infrastructure in the impacted area Coordinate priority telecommunication service programs 10

11 Presenters Name June 17, 2003 National Communications System 11 NCC Watch Mission: To assist in the initiation, coordination, restoration, and reconstitution of the NS/EP telecommunications services or facilities under all conditions, crises, or emergencies Senior communications/IT analysts 24x7 Provides technical, analytic, and liaison support to industry and government Operational arm of both the NCS and the Communications Information Sharing Analysis Center (ISAC) Member of the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC) for combined cyber and comms Watch Situational Awareness, Alert and Warning functions Coordinates government and private sector relationships and tools that provide situation assessment, awareness, response and recovery capabilities Coordinates with other Federal entities for cyber issues

12 Presenters Name June 17, 2003 National Communications System 12 Communications Analysis Response Team (ART) The ART provides coordinated, real- time analytic response. During all stages, from preparedness through response and recovery Representatives come from NCCs Operations Analysis team, the NCC Watch, the NCS Technology and Programs Branch, and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Has access to critical network information from the Federal government and private sector, for consistent analysis in an ever- changing threat environment

13 National Communications System Unclassified/For Official Use Only ESF#2 Regional Disaster Emergency Communications (DEC) Branch Responsible for: Coordinating State requests for Government (all levels) and commercial industry communications assets Advising the Federal Coordinating Officer (FCO) on ESF #2 regional and incident area NS/EP communications requirements, restoration activities, and priorities Providing tactical communications support to disaster response and public safety operations Assisting industry partners with restoration of communications infrastructure, particularly in the areas of access, security and fuel 13

14 National Communications System 14

15 Communications ISAC Communications Industry: Emergency Preparations, Response, Recovery Kathryn Condello Vice-Chair, Communications ISAC Qwest Communications Representative to the NCC

16 Communications ISAC Identifying and staging resources Identification of staging locations Portable Generators COWs/COLTS, SatCOLTs Fuel vendors contacted Generators pre-fueled Equipment and spares Deployment of additional capacity and backup power to high priority sites Major thoroughfares/evacuation routes Public Safety location High priority locations ACCESS - FUEL - SECURITY Preparations Before Hurricane Huey

17 Communications ISAC Situation Overview Hurricane Huey makes landfall - Virginia, DC, and Maryland Extensive impact to telecommunications Wireline Cable Cellular Power Central office Cable route Cell tower Flooding ACCESS - FUEL - SECURITY

18 Communications ISAC As the Sky Clears…. Converge assets into primary staging area Power outages critical factor Debris cleanup, tree removal, off for safety Evaluate resource needs Access Coordinate with government - restricted areas Curfews Fuel Security ACCESS - FUEL - SECURITY

19 Communications ISAC Hours Post Landfall Data and voice traffic congestion Wireline Traffic controlled into affected areas GETS – Government Emergency Telecomm Service Wireless Structural, power, backhaul WPS – Wireless Priority Service Satellite Pre-existing contracts Available capacity – media Cable Facility, last mile damage TSP – Telecommunications Service Priority ACCESS - FUEL - SECURITY

20 Communications ISAC Hours Post Landfall (cont.) Situation Status Disaster Information Reporting System (DIRS) States – EOC and JFO Prioritization Access control plans Include contractors Fuel supply coordination considering communications as CIKR Secure environment for repair crew ACCESS - FUEL - SECURITY

21 Communications ISAC Thank You For Your Time

22 Federal Communications Commission Government-Industry Partnerships in Communications Response and Recovery after Disasters

23 Government-Industry Partnerships Partnership with the NCS and FEMA for: ESF #2 Support Situation Reporting Spectrum Management Training and Exercises Partnership with Industry/State, Tribal, and Local officials for: Waivers/Special Temporary Authority Status Reporting (Disaster Information Reporting System) Partnership with Industry/Private Sector for: Logistical Coordination

24 Government-Industry Partnerships Clearinghouse website (for best practices, lessons learned, and plans) at Clearinghouse website (for best practices, lessons learned, and plans) at Guidelines website for Emergency Planning at Guidelines website for Emergency Planning at Richard D. Lee Associate Bureau Chief for National and Homeland Security Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau Federal Communications Commission (office) (cell) Clearinghouse website (for best practices, lessons learned, and plans) at Clearinghouse website (for best practices, lessons learned, and plans) at Guidelines website for Emergency Planning at Guidelines website for Emergency Planning at Richard D. Lee Associate Bureau Chief for National and Homeland Security Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau Federal Communications Commission (office) (cell)

25 Disaster Emergency Communications Division IAEM November, 2011 Mobile Emergency Response Support FEMA

26 Presenters Name June 17, MERS Mission 2 2 Deploy, install, operate, maintain, and protect telecommunications, logistics, and operations assets in support of planned special events and in response to all-hazards disasters assisting the federal, state, tribal, and local response personnel to minimize the suffering and disruption of the American people.

27 Presenters Name June 17, MERS FREDERICK MERS THOMASVILLE MERS DENTON MERS BOTHELL MERS DENVER MERS MAYNARD MERS Operating Locations Mobile Emergency Response Support Response capability consisting of a flexible mix of vehicles and resources designed to meet all hazards and national security emergency requirements - telecommunications, operations, logistics, life support and power generation. Mobile Emergency Response Support Response capability consisting of a flexible mix of vehicles and resources designed to meet all hazards and national security emergency requirements - telecommunications, operations, logistics, life support and power generation.

28 Presenters Name June 17, Concept of Operations Incident Response Teams are alerted and deployed by DHS/FEMA leadership for natural and man-made Incidents, planned events, and Incidents of National Significance; Teams deploy with small, medium, and/or heavy voice, video, and data communications packages; Teams collect, report, and provide situational awareness to the NRCC in response to priority information requirements; Teams support Federal and State communications requirements and enable First Responders and/or Incident Commanders.

29 Presenters Name June 17, Scope of NCCC Daily Use Catastrophic EventLow Intensity Event Non secure voice Secure voice Non secure data Secure data Video Portable LMR Repeaters Iridium INMARSAT MSV G2 BGAN Incident Response Vehicle: 5 Portable Ku Band Tactical cellular Gateway devices Crossband devices Air-to-ground Incident Management Communications Teams Multiple MERS Dets in Coordinated Response Incident Management Communications Team Members (Telecommunications Support Personnel) Incident Management Team Members Catastrophic Loss of Life/ Property Damage Multiple Loss Of Life/ Significant Property Damage Loss of Life/ Property Small/ Property Damage Frequency of Occurrence Level of Devastation Team Communications Packages Small Package Medium PackageLarge Package Aircraft: C-17, C-5A, C-130 Cell Phone QSEC 2700 Laptop BGAN Command Vehicle: Excursion

30 Presenters Name June 17, Technologies Means and Modes Land Mobile Radio (LMR) Very High Frequency (VHF) Ultra High Frequency (UHF) 700/800 MHz High Frequency (HF) Satellite Systems WIFI WIMAX Meshed Gateways Router/Switches Cross band devices Microwave Systems LTE (Future)

31 Presenters Name June 17, Channel Trunk Wide Area Interoperability Crossband Device Interfaces Analog Digital Trunked Network Initial Deployment Local First Responders Interface (Police, Fire, EMS) National Guard (State) National Urban Search and Rescue (US&R) U.S. Coast Guard (Search and Rescue) National Disaster Medical System (NDMS) Incident Management Assistants Teams (IMAT) ESF Partners Other Specialized Teams VHF UHF

32 Presenters Name June 17, Readiness Exercises Focus on Interoperability and Systems Access PARTICIPANTS Local Fire, Police and EMS NDMS and US&R Communications MERS Detachments Customs and Border Protection National Guard DHS Command Centers Department of Defense

33 Presenters Name June 17, Conclusions MERS is a highly capable organization with the skill and experience to rapidly provide disaster support services across the full spectrum of National planning scenarios; It is flexible enough to integrate new technologies to satisfy customer diverse demand for command, control, and communications during catastrophic incidents; DEC advancements in the areas discussed promise to strengthen tactical support to first responder capabilities across the nation; Many of the challenges that the responders face do not lend themselves to technological solutions – they must be accompanied by broader changes in management, organization and policy.

34 For further information, please contact Charlie Hoffman Chief, Tactical Emergency Communications Branch Disaster Emergency Communications Division 500 C Street, SW Washington, DC (202) Fax (202)


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