National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee [NSTAC] Law and Legal Definition

The National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee (NSTAC) is a presidential advisory board established pursuant to 47 FR 40529 under the Executive Order 12382. NSTAC consists of not more than 30 members, who are appointed by the U.S. President. The members of NSTAC must have particular knowledge and expertise in the field of telecommunications. Accordingly, the members of NSTAC represent the leading communications, network service, and information technology companies, as well as the most prominent firms in the areas of aerospace technology and finance in U.S. NSTAC advises the U.S. President on issues pertaining to communications, information systems, protection of critical infrastructure, information assurance, and other concerns relating to national security and emergency preparedness (NS/EP).

NSTAC also acts as a communication channel between government agencies and the private sector. NSTAC together with the National Communications System (NCS) assesses the challenges to the communication infrastructure, and implements its solutions. National Coordination Center for Telecommunications (NCC) that works to develop, protect, and update national security and emergency preparedness (NS/EP) facilities nationwide is a project initiated by NSTAC.