Access Credentialing Working Group (ACWG)
The ACWG is responsible for reviewing all current national credentialing efforts including existing working groups and policies/guidelines.
The working group is responsible for providing recommendations on how to enhance the collaboration of all the existing credentialing efforts.
Automated Critical Asset Management System Working Group (ACAMSWG)
The ACAMSWG is responsible for reviewing and developing baseline training for the ACAMS program by providing the SLTT perspective in close collaboration with the Infrastructure Information Collection Division of the Department's Office of Infrastructure Protection.
This work includes, but is not limited to,
- developing user requirements,
- requesting technology to facilitate requirements, and
- performing essential outreach to the State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial (SLTT) critical infrastructure community for the ACAMS project.
Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards Working Group (CFATSWG)
The CFATSWG coordinates the design and implementation process of the controlled dissemination of Chemical-Terrorism Vulnerability Information (CVI) to the SLTT community with the Infrastructure Security Compliance Division.
The working group provides feedback on the CVI outreach program and serves as the primary liaison to SLTT stakeholders in this effort.
Homeland Security Advisor Working Group (HSAWG)
The HSAWG is responsible for bridging any communication gaps that exist with the Governor’s Homeland Security Advisory Council (GHSAC).
The working group is also responsible for incorporating state critical infrastructure protection managers into the SLTTGCC.
Information Sharing Working Group (ISWG)
The ISWG was created by merging the Communication and Coordination Working Group and the Information Sharing and Collaboration Working Group.
The working group is responsible for monitoring and improving the critical infrastructure information sharing environment between federal, SLTT, and private sector partners as well as assisting in the development of collaborative partnerships and mechanisms to share critical infrastructure information. They also facilitate the generation and collection of feedback on SLTTGCC and DHS initiatives and coordinate with the HITRAC and works to provide SLTT feedback and input on programs such as IRAPP and Virtual USA.
Policy and Planning Working Group (PPWG)
The PPWG is responsible for reviewing and providing feedback to the Department regarding federal and SLTT guidelines regarding critical infrastructure protection.
In particular, the PPWG considers how these guidelines interact with SLTT efforts in order to help ensure the smooth implementation of actionable national critical infrastructure policies conducive to successful federal and SLTT critical infrastructure protection efforts.
This mission entails detailed PPWG review of national plans and strategies such as the NIPP Sector Specific Plans (SSPs), the National Response Framework, and the National Annual CIKR Report to provide feedback and input from the SLTT perspective.
Regional Partnership Working Group (RPWG)
The RPWG serves as the bridge between the SLTTGCC and regional consortiums by bringing regional perspectives and effective practices into the SLTT sphere and, in turn, ensuring coordination and sharing of SLTT work and effective practices regarding critical infrastructure efforts with regional partners.
The RPWG also facilitates and encourages the creation of new multi-state governmental consortiums focused on critical infrastructure protection through an active outreach program to share successes and effective practices of regional organizations nationwide.
Regional Resiliency Assessment Program Working Group (RRAPWG)
The RRAPWG serves as an open line of communication between the state officials undertaking RRAPs and DHS representatives executing the program.
The working group is responsible for collaborating to devise solutions for problems with the RRAP in order to make the RRAP worthwhile for all states.
Tribal and Territorial Working Group (TTWG)
The TTWG was created to help raise awareness of issues specific to tribal nations and territories.
They are responsible for creating greater visibility of tribal and territorial viewpoints and needs within the Partnership and beyond.