Federal Agency for Government Communications and Information Day
FAGCI - "Federal Agency for Government Communications and Information" was a Russian government agency, which was responsible for the stability and security of government communications signal. Modern FAGCI successors - are agencies working in the relevant departments of the Federal Security Service (FSB) and the Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR), and the Special Communication (part of the Russian Federal Service of Protection) (FSS Code).
FAGCI was established on the basis of the 8 th Main Directorate of Government Communications and the 16th Electronic Intelligence Directorate of the KGB. It creates, as an analogue of the corresponding service of the US National Security Agency. September 25, 1991 President of the USSR Mikhail Gorbachev dismantled the KGB into several independent sections. One of them was the "Committee on Government Communications under the President of the USSR." December 24, 1991, after the collapse of the USSR, the organization became known as the "Federal Agency for Government Communications and Information under the President of the Russian Federation." Then the president was Boris Yeltsin.
In 1995, by presidential decree all cryptographic systems, except those that are licensed FAGCI, have been banned in the Russian Federation. Were widely spread rumors that all systems licensed FAGCI have backdoors, allowing the agency to freely gain access to the encrypted information. One of the Agency's task was to protect government websites against hacking. Sometimes FAGCI could not do it on a little strange, these days, because of - the domain has not been paid on time, and became a trophy of cybersquatting.