NPPD’s vision is a safe, secure, and resilient infrastructure where the American way of life can thrive. NPPD leads the national effort to protect and enhance the resilience of the nation’s physical and cyber infrastructure.
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NPPD Vision and Mission
A safe, secure, and resilient infrastructure where the American way of life can thrive.
We lead the national effort to protect and enhance the resilience of the nation's physical and cyber infrastructure.
The components of the National Protection and Programs Directorate include:
The Federal Protective Service protects federal facilities, their occupants, and visitors by providing superior law enforcement and protective security services, and by leveraging our access to the intelligence and information resources of our network of federal, state, local, tribal, territorial, and private sector partners.
The Office of Biometric Identity Management (OBIM), formerly US-VISIT, provides biometric identity services to DHS and its mission partners that advance informed decision making by producing accurate, timely, and high fidelity biometric identity information while protecting individuals’ privacy and civil liberties.
The Office of Cybersecurity and Communications (CS&C) has the mission of assuring the security, resiliency, and reliability of the nation’s cyber and communications infrastructure.
The National Risk Management Center (NRMC) is housed within the Department of Homeland Security’s National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD). The NRMC is a planning, analysis, and collaboration center working to identify and address the most significant risks to our nation’s critical infrastructure.
The Office of Infrastructure Protection (IP) leads the coordinated national effort to reduce risk to our critical infrastructure posed by acts of terrorism. In doing so, the Department increases the nation's level of preparedness and the ability to respond and quickly recover in the event of an attack, natural disaster, or other emergency.