WASHINGTON, Oct. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- President Obama has selected Glen F. Post, III, the chief executive officer and president of CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL), to serve on the National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee (NSTAC), which provides recommendations to the White House for developing policy on national security and emergency preparedness communications.

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In this key position with the administration, Post and other executives from the nation's leading telecommunications companies will advise the president on a wide range of technology issues, including information systems, information assurance and infrastructure protection.

This is the second appointment by the federal government that Post has received this year.

In August, Julius Genachowski, the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), designated Post as chair of the Communications Security, Reliability, and Interoperability Council (CSRIC). The panel's 53 members represent a diverse and balanced mix of viewpoints from public safety and government agencies, communications and utility companies, Internet user groups, public interest organizations, and other experts.

Post will lead CSRIC in the development of best practices and actions that the FCC can take to ensure the security, reliability, and interoperability of communications systems.

About CenturyLink

CenturyLink is the third largest telecommunications company in the United States. The company provides broadband, voice and wireless services to consumers and businesses across the country and advanced entertainment services under the CenturyLink™ Prism™ TV and DIRECTV brands. In addition, the company provides data, voice and managed services to business, government and wholesale customers in local, national and select international markets through its high-quality advanced fiber optic network and multiple data centers. CenturyLink also is recognized as a leader in the network services market by key technology industry analyst firms, and is a global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprises through Savvis, a CenturyLink company. CenturyLink's customers range from Fortune 500 companies in some of the country's largest cities to families living in rural America. Headquartered in Monroe, La., CenturyLink is an S&P 500 company and is included among the Fortune 500 list of America's largest corporations. For more information, visit www.centurylink.com.

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