Government Wants Internet Emergency Preparedness

    Date10 Aug 2000
    CategoryGovernment
    4034
    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    Attempting to expand a system that allows disaster-relief agencies to place prioritized phone calls in times of emergency, a US government agency earlier this month asked engineers to build similar capabilities into the technology that runs the Internet. At an Aug. . . .
    Attempting to expand a system that allows disaster-relief agencies to place prioritized phone calls in times of emergency, a US government agency earlier this month asked engineers to build similar capabilities into the technology that runs the Internet. At an Aug. 1 meeting of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), officials from the US National Communications System asked programmers to build emergency preparedness capabilities into upcoming versions of the Internet Protocol (IP) that facilitates nearly all online transmissions.

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