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Introductory course on the national plan to protect critical infrastructure.

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The National Cybersecurity & Communications Integration Center serves as a centralized location where operational elements involved in cybersecurity and communications reliance are coordinated and integrated. NCCIC partners include all federal departments and agencies; state, local, tribal, and territorial governments; the private sector; and international entities.
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Ensuring the protection and resilience of the nation’s critical infrastructure is a shared responsibility among multiple stakeholders—neither government nor the private sector alone has the knowledge, authority, or resources to do it alone. The Office of Infrastructure Protection (IP) has established a critical infrastructure protection and resilience program that is grounded in unprecedented public-private partnerships, coordination, and collaboration.
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This information provides guidance on effective ways to make your federal buildings safer. Employees should increase awareness of any suspicious activity and report concerns to the appropriate security and law enforcement personnel.

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Critical infrastructure vulnerability assessments are the foundation of the National Infrastructure Protection Plan’s risk-based implementation of protective programs designed to prevent, deter, and mitigate the risk of a terrorist attack while enabling timely, efficient response and restoration in an all-hazards post-event situation.
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Since 2004, the Department has maintained robust infrastructure protection field operations through the Protective Security Advisor (PSA) program. PSAs are trained critical infrastructure protection and vulnerability mitigation subject matter experts. They advise and assist state, local, and private sector officials and critical infrastructure facility owners and operators.
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The Office of Infrastructure Protection's Sector Outreach and Programs Division (SOPD) developed tools to increase security and enhance resilience so that owners and operators can strike an appropriate balance between open public access and security.
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Critical Infrastructure Key Resources Support Annex
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The National Infrastructure Simulation and Analysis Center (NISAC) conducts modeling, simulation, and analysis of the nation’s critical infrastructure. NISAC analysts assess critical infrastructure risk, vulnerability, interdependencies, and event consequences.
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TRIPwire, the Technical Resource for Incident Prevention, is the Department’s 24/7 online, secure, collaborative, information-sharing network for bomb squad, law enforcement, and other emergency services personnel to learn about current terrorist improvised explosive device (IED) tactics, techniques, and procedures, including design and emplacement considerations.

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