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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 Department offers training to state, local, and private sector partners to enhance awareness of terrorist threats to the nation’s critical infrastructure and key resources. Workshops and courses educate participants on strategies for detecting and mitigating these threats.

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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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The Homeland Infrastructure Threat and Risk Analysis Center (HITRAC) is the Department's infrastructure-intelligence fusion center, incorporating analysts from the Office of Infrastructure Protection and the Office of Intelligence and Analysis. HITRAC creates actionable risk-informed analysis for federal, state, local, tribal, territorial, private sector, and international partners.

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Department of Homeland Security Management Directives
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The Protective Investigations Program was established in early 2004, to ensure the safety of Department and Federal Protective Service protectees and facilities. The objective of the program is to prevent an attack on persons and facilities designated as FPS protectees.
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Incident Management in the nation's current threat environment necessitates mobility, interconnectivity and communications interoperability between federal, state and local emergency service agencies. FPS operates Mobile Command Posts (MCP) to meet this demand. Strategically located around the country, FPS regional offices maintain their assigned MCP in ready condition for immediate deployment to any emergency incident nationwide.
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In 2000, FPS transitioned all alarm-monitoring and dispatching capabilities from several regional control centers to four MegaCenters. Currently, each MegaCenter monitors multiple types of alarm systems, closed circuit television, and wireless dispatch communications within federal facilities throughout the entire nation. The centers—located in Michigan, Colorado, Pennsylvania, and Maryland—are equipped with state-of-the-art communication systems and in operation 24-hours a day, 7-days a week.

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