is an abbreviation for National Security or Emergency Preparedness telecommunications
of the United States
. Telecommunications services that are used to maintain a state of readiness or to respond to and manage any event or crisis (local, national, or international) that causes or could cause injury or harm to the population, damage to or loss of property, or degrade or threaten the national security
or emergency preparedness
posture of the United States.
In the United States, NS/EP telecommunications are managed and controlled by the National Communications System using Telecommunications Service Priority through both the Government Emergency Telecommunications Service and Wireless Priority Service.