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pianotech
Pianotech
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join:2002-12-30
New Castle, PA

New executive order involving communications during crisis.

»www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-off···redness-

Definitely applies to hams since radio spectrum is mentioned.



KeysCapt
FAQ Master
join:2001-07-11
Carson City, NV
kudos:1

Is there maybe a specific section of that order that you're referring to?



pianotech
Pianotech
Premium
join:2002-12-30
New Castle, PA

This caught my eye:

Sec. 2.2. The Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) shall: (a) issue an annual memorandum to the NS/EP Communications Executive Committee (established in section 3 of this order) highlighting national priorities for Executive Committee analyses, studies, research, and development regarding NS/EP communications;

[b](b) advise the President on the prioritization of radio spectrum and wired communications that support NS/EP functions; and

(c) have access to all appropriate information related to the test, exercise, evaluation, and readiness of the capabilities of all existing and planned NS/EP communications systems, networks, and facilities to meet all executive branch NS/EP requirements.
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fifty nine

join:2002-09-25
Sussex, NJ
kudos:2

So do you actually understand what the order does? I haven't the faintest idea.



ropeguru
Premium
join:2001-01-25
Mechanicsville, VA
reply to pianotech

Here is a blurb from slash dot:

"President Obama has issued a new executive order: 'Assignment of National Security and Emergency Preparedness Communications Functions.' EPIC reports: 'The Executive Order grants new powers to the Department of Homeland Security, including the ability to collect certain public communications information. Under the Executive Order the White House has also granted the Department the authority to seize private facilities when necessary, effectively shutting down or limiting civilian communications.' A few key excerpts from the exec order: 'The views of all levels of government, the private and nonprofit sectors, and the public must inform the development of national security and emergency preparedness (NS/EP) [National Security/Emergency Preparedness] communications policies, programs, and capabilities. ... Sec. 5.2. The Secretary of Homeland Security shall: (a) oversee the development, testing, implementation, and sustainment of NS/EP communications, including: communications that support Continuity of Government; Federal, State, local, territorial, and tribal emergency preparedness and response communications; non-military executive branch communications systems; critical infrastructure protection networks; and non-military communications networks, particularly with respect to prioritization and restoration; .... (e) satisfy priority communications requirements through the use of commercial, Government, and privately owned communications resources, when appropriate."

»yro.slashdot.org/story/12/07/10/···shdot%29


p51d007
Naa-P51d Mustang

join:2002-06-07
Springfield, MO

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reply to fifty nine

said by fifty nine:

So do you actually understand what the order does? I haven't the faintest idea.

Isn't that the idea of MOST legislation?
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