The Contingency Planning and Incident Management Division (CPIMD) coordinates and implements incident management functions for the Office of Infrastructure Protection (IP), including:
- Contingency planning.
- Preparedness activities such as exercises and training.
- Continuity of operations development and execution.
- Operational information sharing with critical infrastructure and key resources (CIKR) partners.
- Incident management across a full range of actual and potential scenarios.
As the designated coordinating agency for the CIKR Support Annex (PDF, 36 pages - 397 KB) to the National Response Framework (NRF), IP ensures that the Department's infrastructure protection mission is integrated into the nation's unified approach to domestic incident management.
National Infrastructure Coordinating Center
In response to potential threats or actual events affecting CIKR, CPIMD's National Infrastructure Coordinating Center (NICC) shares timely, relevant, and accurate information with CIKR private sector owners and operators, Department senior leadership, other government agencies, and nongovernmental organizations.
Solid contingency planning forms the foundation of the Office of Infrastructure Protection's ability to respond rapidly to developing incidents. IP's contingency planners work with the Department's Incident Management Planning Team and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to ensure CIKR considerations are fully incorporated as key elements of the National Planning Scenarios developed within the Integrated Planning System. More about National Preparedness Guidelines.
The Contingency Planning Team also supports:
- Development of IP-wide plans and procedures for incident management activities related to CIKR both prior to and during an incident.
- Liaison support to the Department's Office of Operations Coordination Crisis Action Team during incident management activities. More about the Office of Operations Coordination.
Readiness — Incident Management Training and Exercises
The CPIMD Readiness Team ensures that a cadre of trained incident management professionals translate IP's contingency plans into action by:
- Delivering a suite of comprehensive training courses based upon processes, procedures, roles, and responsibilities outlined in the National Infrastructure Protection Plan (NIPP) and the NRF. For online training courses, please visit FEMA's Emergency Management Institute.
- Designing and delivering exercises — in coordination with federal interagency, state, local, territorial, tribal, and Critical Infrastructure private sector partners — that test and validate plans, policies, and procedures.
IP incident management training programs are designed to meet the needs of professionals serving the 18 Critical Infrastructure sectors. Exercises not only validate designated incident management processes, information-sharing tools, and data analysis, they also enhance operational performance and interagency and private sector coordination. More on training and exercises.
For more information on IP's National Exercise Program, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Business Continuity and Emergency Preparedness
CPIMD's Business Continuity and Emergency Preparedness Team ensures that IP operations are performed effectively during an emergency by fostering preparedness among IP and its many CIKR partners in government and private industry.
Specifically, in accordance with Homeland Security Presidential Directive 20, the team is responsible for continuation of IP's Mission Essential Functions (government functions that support or implement continuity of nationally essential operations before, during, and after an emergency). The team oversees evaluation, execution, and escalation of pertinent emergency preparedness actions and response to hazards, both natural and man-made. Supporting activities include:
- In-depth analysis of critical mission needs and hazards that might interfere with accomplishing the mission.
- Operational planning and policy decisions related to emergency preparedness.
- Preparation and management of alternate site facilities and U.S. General Services Administration telework centers.