In addition to this purpose, the NSC also appears to be responsible for providing communications for agencies such as the State Department and CIA.
For the State Department, NSC provides communications services for the Diplomatic Telecommunications Service. Today, we would expect that such communications are carried out via modern technologies, such as satellite. However, some HF links still exist, KKN50, for example.
As fas as the CIA is concerned, we can only assume that the communications provided are the Numbers Stations that we have been hearing for so long.
The United States Information Agency is also a member. The USIA runs the Voice Of America. Interestingly, VOA feeders (shortwave links to transmit programming to remote transmitter sites for re-broadcast to listeners) have been noted to sometimes have DTS transmissions on them also!
I find it very curious that the US Postal Service is also a member of the NSC. Was this done for purely political reasons? (ie: USPS didn't want to feel left out) I can't understand why the USPS would be part of an organization who's purpose is to provide rapid and reliable communications in a time of emergency!
The WTC even has their own domain name, and a web page, WTC.GOV. Note: The web page no longer seems to support public (outside) access.
There are four known sites of the Warrenton Training Center, named, oddly enough, Site A, Site B, Site C, and Site D.
All sites have the typical chain-linked fencing with the "US Property - No Tresspassing" signs posted.
If you're interested in visiting these sites for yourself, you may want to get a copy of this Map which should make finding them much easier. You'll also want an appropriate roadmap too, that shows the road route numbers.
No antennas were obvious. My guess would be that a mix of courses are offered here, ranging from the more mundane (for embassy clerks, etc) to special courses for the spook wanna-be, such as morse code training, practice copying numbers station traffic, etc.
Site A is located at the intersection of routes 802 and 744, just southwest of Warrenton, VA.
I found this rather interesting "advertisement" on the web, offering a rental townhouse, stated to be "ideal for State Department trainees attending the Warrenton Training Center" !
Site B is located on route 690, just northwest of Warrenton.
Site C is located at routes 651 and 654, a few miles southeast of Remington.
Site D is located at routes 669 and 672, just north of State Route 3, around 10 miles east of Culpeper, VA.
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