National Coordinating Center for Communications


The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency's (CISA) 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

ACA Connects
Akamai
Alaska Communications
Altice USA
APCO
Apple
Artel LLC
AT&T
Avaya
AWS
Blackberry
Boeing
CableLabs
Consolidated Communications
Charter Communications
Cincinnati Bell
CISCO
Cloudflare
Cogent Communications Holdings
Comcast
Compunetix
Comptel
Comtech
Consolidated Communications
Cox Communications 
Crown Castle Fiber
CTIA
Dish
Earthlink
Ericsson
EutelsatAmerica
FirstLight
Firstnet
Frontier Communications
Globa Fone
Globalstar
Granite Telecommunications
Harris Caprock
Hawaiian Telcom
HP Enterprise Service
Hughes
INAP
INdigital
Inmarsat
Intelsat
Internap
Intrado
Invision
Juniper
Leidos
Ligado
Lockheed Martin
Lumen
Motorola Mobility
NAB
NCTA
NENA
Neustar
Nokia
NorthropGrumman
Nsight
NTCA
Pioneer
Qualcomm
Raytheon
SES
SIA
Southern
TE Subcom
TIA
T-Mobile
TPx
TSTCI
Uniti
US Cellular
US Telecom Association
Verisign
Verizon Wireless
Vonage
Windstream
WISPA
XTAR
Ziply

 

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

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