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Global Mission Communications Program

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NNSS Global Mission Communications Programs (GMCP) provide the Department of Energy (DOE) and National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) with the Emergency Communications Network (ECN) Program. The ECN Program provides Q-cleared, deployable communications responders; classified and unclassified satellite communications kits; and specialized R&D capabilities for operations involving nuclear/radiological counterterrorism, emergency management, and counterproliferation activities worldwide.

ECN Program teams have deployed for events such as presidential inaugurations, NASA launches, 9/11, Hurricane Katrina, and the Fukushima Daiichi reactor accident. 

Essential Services

The ECN provides DOE/NNSA leadership, responders, and mission partners with:

  • High availability classified and unclassified services (data, video, voice)
  • Capability to store and transmit nuclear/radiological information up to Secret/Restricted Data
  • Compact Mobile ECN kits that include portable satellites
  • Fixed satellites for Emergency Operations Centers
  • Dedicated global satellite bandwidth
  • 24/7/365 Network Operations Center technical support
  • Specialized, custom services and isolated networks available to support highly sensitive missions
  • Q-cleared, field-deployable emergency responders

Specialized Services

Specialized services include:

  • Design, layout, and installation of state-of-the-art, LED video walls and operations rooms
  • Integration of other networks into video walls
  • Classified and unclassified satellite trailers and incident command vehicles that can be driven to safe locations for operations
  • Remote camera monitoring, broadcasts, and special events
  • Remote laboratory testing communications
  • Secure and resilient Tier V data center leasing space for government partners
  • Essential records services and continuity of operations
  • Custom field solutions deployable in as few as 45 days
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