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Office of Cyber and Infrastructure Analysis (OCIA)

OCIA’s mission is to support efforts to protect the Nation’s critical infrastructure through an integrated analytical approach evaluating the potential consequences of disruption from physical or cyber threats and incidents. The results of this analysis will inform decisions to strengthen infrastructure security and resilience, as well as response and recovery efforts during natural, man-made or cyber incidents.

About the Office of Cyber and Infrastructure Analysis

Formerly the Infrastructure Analysis and Strategy Division (IASD) within the Office of Infrastructure Protection (IP), OCIA was established as an office of the National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) in 2014. OCIA has an important role in DHS’s efforts to implement Presidential Policy Directive 21, which calls for integrated analysis of critical infrastructure, and Executive Order 13636, identifying critical infrastructure where cyber incidents could have catastrophic impacts to public health and safety, the economy, and national security.

OCIA builds on the recent accomplishments of the Department’s Homeland Infrastructure Threat and Risk Analysis Center (HITRAC) and manages the National Infrastructure Simulation and Analysis Center (NISAC) to advance understanding of emerging risks crossing the cyber-physical domain. OCIA represents an integration and enhancement of DHS’s analytic capabilities, supporting stakeholders and interagency partners.

Vision, Mission, Goals & Principles

OCIA Vision

Secure and resilient critical infrastructure enabled by innovative cyber and physical analysis.

OCIA Mission

Inform the decisions that protect the Nation’s critical infrastructure

OCIA Goals

  1. Provide innovative analysis that impacts key decisions affecting the security and resilience of critical infrastructure.
  2. Establish strong collaborative relationships to ensure OICA’s analysis influences key decisions.
  3. Ensure OCIA is the Nation’s premier source of expert analysis and modeling for critical infrastructure across all sectors.

OCIA Principles

  • Innovation
  • Collaboration
  • Boldness
  • Excellence 

Informing Decisions through Integrated Analysis

OCIA uses all-hazards information from an array of partners to conduct consequence modeling, simulation, and analysis. OCIA’s core functions include:

  • Providing analytic support to DHS leadership, operational components, and field personnel during steady-state and crises on emerging threats and incidents impacting the Nation’s critical infrastructure;
  • Assessing and informing national infrastructure risk management strategies on the likelihood and consequence of emerging and future risks; and
  • Developing and enhancing capabilities to support crisis action by identifying and prioritizing infrastructure through the use of analytic tools and modeling capabilities.

To learn more about how OCIA can add value to the support and services provided to our partners in the private sector and across all levels of government, please contact OCIA@hq.dhs.gov.

Operational Analysis

OCIA provides analytical support to DHS leadership, operational components, and field personnel during crises, emerging threats, or incidents impacting the Nation’s infrastructure. OCIA also manages the Integrated Analysis Cell, which serves at the intersection of NPPD’s two operational centers, the National Information Coordination Center (NICC) and National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC).

Strategic Infrastructure Analysis

OCIA assesses and informs national infrastructure risk management strategies on the consequences of emerging and future risks.

Prioritization and Modeling

OCIA develops and enhances capabilities to support crisis action by identifying and prioritizing infrastructure through the use of analytic toolsets and modeling capabilities.

Last Published Date: July 14, 2017

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