Government Wants Internet Emergency Preparedness
Source: ComputerUser - Posted by Jen Olson   
Government 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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