Goto Section: 213.0 | 213.2 | Table of Contents
Revised as of
Goto Year:1996 |
Sec. 213.1 Background and purpose.
(a) The National Security Council and the Federal Communications
Commission have agreed upon a precedence system for the expeditious
handling of messages and calls transmitted over Government and public
correspondence facilities in all types of situations from peacetime to
massive nuclear attack. Effectuation of that system requires that the
Director issue a circular and that the Commission concurrently issue an
order prescribing the standards, procedures, policies, and regulations
that together, constitute this single integrated precedence system.
(b) In conformity with that agreement the National Security Council
is issuing this circular the purpose of
which is to prescribe, on behalf of the President, that part of those
standards, procedures, policies, and regulations which are within the
cognizance of the NSC. No significance should be attached to the fact
that slightly different terms are used in their circular from those used
in the companion order of the FCC. Those differences result from
differences in terms in the basic legal authorities of the director and
the Commission rather than from an intent to denote a distinction in
purpose or effect.
Goto Section: 213.0 | 213.2
Goto Year: 1996 |
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