National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee, Convergence Task Force Report (June 2001) (full-text).
The Task Force examined potential national security and emergency preparedness (NS/EP) implications of the evolving packet network infrastructure. The resulting information, provided in the Report, is designed to enable the President and NS/EP entities to make informed recommendations to address the ability of the evolving public network (PN) to reliably support NS/EP communications requirements. Specifically, the report addresses:
- Potential security vulnerabilities of converged networks including those of the control space
- The realistic possibility of widespread outages of converged networks (resulting from
focused failures) and the associated implications
the converged network.