The The NS/EP Communications Executive Committee was established by Executive Order 13618 on July 6, 2012 to serve as an interagency forum to increase the likelihood that essential government and private-sector individuals can complete critical phone calls and organizations can quickly restore service during periods of disruption and congestion resulting from natural or man-made disasters. Among other things, the Committee is to advise and make policy recommendations to the President on enhancing the survivability, resilience, and future architecture for NS/EP communications. The Committee is directed by Executive Order 13618 to develop strategy which includes funding requirements and plans.
The Committee is composed of Assistant Secretary-level representatives. It is co-chaired by DHS and DOD and is responsible for advising the President on enhancing NS/EP communications survivability and resilience.