ARES vs. RACES
From Chapter Four of the ARRL ARES Manual: ARES and RACES
For the State of California, the ACS unit of the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) provides support for any possible communications need. ACS members possess a variety of professional skills, including administrative, technical, and operational, for emergency tactical, administrative, and logistical communications between the State and its agencies, its Regions, county and city governments, and neighboring state governments.