February 14, 2006
NTT America to Serve as Charter Member of New Industry Group Formed by the Department of Homeland Security
NEW YORK, NY - NTT America, a wholly-owned U.S. subsidiary of NTT Communications Corporation, today announced its role as a charter member of the Information Technology - Sector Coordinating Counsel (IT-SCC), an industry working group for interfacing with the Department of Homeland Security for strategic planning and policy issues.
Under the directive of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the IT-SCC seeks to identify and prioritize critical infrastructure and key resources in the United States and protect them from terrorist attacks. As a charter member of the working group, NTT America will contribute to the review and assessment of the IT and Internet portions of the proposed National Infrastructure Protection Plan (NIPPs) from the DHS.
"NTT Communications is honored to be acknowledged for its technical and engineering expertise to drive innovation and advancement of the Internet and to be named a charter member of this organization," said Doug Junkins, Vice President, IP Engineering, Global IP Network, NTT America. "This reaffirms our commitment to the development and enhancement of the U.S. government's Internet initiatives through a collaborative effort. Our role with IT-SCC further demonstrates NTT Communications' leadership in the development of IPv6 technology."
Doug Junkins and Jared Mauch, IP Engineer, Global IP Network, NTT America, attended the charter meeting of the IT-SCC on behalf of NTT Communications in Washington D.C. on January 27, 2006
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NTT America is North America's natural gateway to the Asia-Pacific, with strong capabilities in the US market. NTT America is the U.S. subsidiary of NTT Communications, the global data and IP services arm of the Fortune Global 500 telecom leader: Nippon Telegraph & Telephone Corporation (NTT). NTT America provides world-class network, IP, and data center solutions for global enterprises and service providers. For additional information on NTT America, visit us on the Web at www.nttamerica.com.
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