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  • Network operating / operations center.
  • Initialism of Network On Chip.
  • non-official cover


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  • She served her country for 20 years, many of those years as a, what they call a NOC -- not even benefiting from diplomatic cover if she was carrying out espionage activities on behalf of her country.

    CNN Transcript Mar 6, 2007

  • She was no longer really what they call a NOC, someone working nonofficial cover overseas and that it was really no big deal.

    CNN Transcript Oct 31, 2005

  • BLITZER: We might know tomorrow whether any of the individuals who talked about her to reporters -- whether Bob Novak, or anyone else -- actually knew she was under cover, that she was what they call a NOC, a non-official cover and clandestine operative.

    CNN Transcript Oct 27, 2005

  • The NOC is the bulwark of the BlackBerry system, but it is also a single point of failure.

    2009 December « Steve Wildstrom on Tech

  • NOC is a national alliance of organizations working to provide a “Washington voice” for farmers, ranchers, environmentalists, consumers and progressive industry members involved in organic agriculture.

    Got Data and Regs!

  • Disney Star Wars Weekend 2006 C3P0 R2D2 LE Pin NOC

    Noc Star | SciFi, Fantasy & Horror Collectibles

  • Disney Star Wars Weekend 2007 Luke Skywalker LE Pin NOC

    Noc Star | SciFi, Fantasy & Horror Collectibles

  • The NOC is a pretty amazing place with huge screens on the wall and teams of mostly young men and women huddled around computers in quiet discussion.

    Bill Chameides: The Smart Grid Is a Happening Thing

  • Department -- she later became a NOC aka non official cover officer.

    Larry C. Johnson: Washington Post Enables Toensing's Delusions

  • In a recent report, the Senate intel committee said it was "concerned" the agency has not modernized its methods for establishing "nonofficial cover" -- known as NOC -- for CIA officers who want to operate overseas but away from official outposts like U.S. embassies and consulates.

    Spies: Seeking Cover


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