Communications Security, Reliability and Interoperability Council (CSRIC)

CSRIC is an advisory committee of the FCC.  CSRIC’s mission is to provide recommendations to the FCC to ensure, among other things, optimal security and reliability of communications systems, including telecommunications, media, and public safety.  Between 2013-2016, the FCC tasked CSRIC to examine issues affecting undersea cables.  Among other issues, CSRIC V assessed industry practices, government policies, and interagency coordination mechanisms to promote a more resilient submarine cable infrastructure.  CSRIC V examined risks of potential damage to submarine cables and disruptions to U.S. communications presented by the clustering in close geographic proximity of cable landing station facilities and associated submarine cables.  CSRIC V provided two sets of recommendations on submarine cables:

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Wednesday, August 30, 2017