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114 STAT. 60 PUBLIC LAW 106-180—MAR. 17, 2000 "(19) ICO. —The term 'ICO' means the company known, as of the date of enactment of this title, as ICO Global Communications, Inc. " (20) GLOBAL MARITIME DISTRESS AND SAFETY SERVICES OR GMDSS.— The term 'global maritime distress and safety services' or 'GMDSS' means the automated ship-to-shore distress alerting system which uses satellite and advanced terrestrial systems for international distress communications and promoting maritime safety in general. The GMDSS permits the worldwide alerting of vessels, coordinated search and rescue operations, and dissemination of maritime safety information. "(21) NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY.—The term 'national security agency' means the National Security Agency, the Director of Central Intelligence and the Central Intelligence Agency, the Department of Defense, and the Coast Guard. " (b) COMMON TERMINOLOGY. —Except as otherwise provided in subsection (a), terms used in this title that are defined in section 3 of the Communications Act of 1934 have the meanings provided in such section.". Approved March 17, 2000. LEGISLATIVE HISTORY—S. 376 (H.R. 3261): HOUSE REPORTS: No. 106-509 (Comm. of Conference). SENATE REPORTS: No. 106-100 (Comm. on Commerce, Science, and Transportation). CONGRESSIONAL RECORD: Vol. 145 (1999): July 1, considered and passed Senate. Nov. 10, considered and passed House, amended, in lieu of H.R. 3261. Vol. 146 (2000): Mar. 2, Senate agreed to conference report. Mar. 9, House agreed to conference report. WEEKLY COMPILATION OF PRESIDENTIAL DOCUMENTS, Vol. 36 (2000): Mar. 17, Presidential statement.