The National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee (NSTAC) is an advisory committee to the President of the United States on matters related to national security telecommunications. The NSTAC is composed of senior executives from the telecommunications industry who provide advice and recommendations to the President on issues such as cybersecurity, telecommunications infrastructure, and emergency preparedness and response.
The NSTAC was established in 1982 and is coordinated by the National Security Council (NSC). It serves as a forum for the President to receive advice from the private sector on a range of national security telecommunications issues, including:
- Cybersecurity threats and vulnerabilities
- Emergency preparedness and response
- Critical infrastructure protection
- Communications interoperability
- Advanced telecommunications technologies
The NSTAC works closely with other government agencies, including the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Communications Commission, to ensure that the telecommunications needs of the national security community are met.