--- In coldwarcomms@y..., Albert LaFrance <alafrance@c...> wrote:
> >- Defense Communications System (World Wide)
> I hadn't heard of that one.
> - SCAN (Switched Circuit Automatic Network) (Army)
> I believe SCAN was the predecessor to AUTOVON, and had four
> was in/near Frederick, MD, but I don't know exactly where - maybe
> - NORAD Network (Air Force)
> Didn't know about that one either.
> >- Interagency Communications System (CONUS)
> There was a US Army Interagency Communications Agency, which was
> to me as a cover organization for the relocation sites. There are
> references to USAICA Winchester, VA, which I assume was actually Mt.
> But I don't know if that network was related to USAICA.
> >- Federal Telecommunications System (CONUS)
> I think this was the long-distance network for the civilian side of
> federal government, and was carried by AT&T. It still exists; the
> is called FTS-2000 and is held by Sprint. I don't believe it had
> precedence functions and path redundancy of AUTOVON. The big AT&T
> at Faulkner, MD was a combined AUTOVON and FTS switch - its crossbar
> was partitioned to serve the two networks.
> >- along with several common carrier systems<
> I think all of the above were voice-only networks. The only data
> know of were AUTODIN (originally USAF COMLOGNET) and the Bomb Alarm
> both carried by Western Union.
There was an Interagency Communications System,aka ICS project; one
of the contract #'s for clearing employees of at&t was
DA49-068-SC-190(1957). Some locations were known as "K" sites; does
anyone know if this info has been declassified and a cross reference