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Under CFATS, Tier 3 or 4 facilities may receive expedited approval of their Site Security Plan and enter directly into a regular cycle of compliance inspections.

RBPS 1-7 Detection Delay

Detecting and delaying an intrusion or attack on a high-risk chemical facility is a critical component of a facility’s security.


The Fifth Generation of wireless technology, or 5G, will enable new innovation, new markets, and economic growth around the world. Tens of billions of new devices will be connected to the Internet through 5G technology. These connections will empower a vast array of new and enhanced critical services, from autonomous vehicles and telemedicine, to automated manufacturing and advances to traditional critical infrastructure, such as smart grid electricity distribution. Given 5G’s scope, the stakes for safeguarding these vital networks could not be higher. CISA is leading risk mitigation efforts across the federal government and is committed to working with government and industry partners to ensure the security and integrity of 5G technology in our nation.


TIES are a series of nation-wide collaborative events designed to engage, develop and foster relationships while educating innovator communities about DHS’ vast mission, homeland security challenges, and specific component operational needs.

DHS/CISA/PIA-031 Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS)

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Infrastructure Security (IS) Division plans to incorporate the use of small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS) into its program offering exercises to critical infrastructure protection stakeholders to train for, assess, practice, and improve performance in prevention, protection, mitigation, response, and recovery capabilities for natural or man-made attacks. Uses during exercises include capturing photographic and video images of the exercise activities and to use the sUAS as a simulated payload delivery mechanism for certain exercise scenarios. CISA is conducting this Privacy Impact Assessment to address the privacy impacts of the sUAS image-capturing capabilities.

Joint GCC SCC Statement on Senate Intelligence Committee's First Russian Interference Report

Today, following the release of the Senate Intelligence Committee's first report examining Russian interference in the 2016 Presidential Election, Assistant Director Bob Kolasky from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Election Assistance Commission Chairwoman Christy McCormick, National Association of Secretaries of State President and Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate, and Keith Ingram, President, National Association of State Election Directors and Director of Elections, Texas Secretary of State, David Stafford, Escambia County Supervisor of Elections, all members of the Government Coordinating Council Executive Committee, and Sector Coordinating Council Chairman Chris Wlaschin and Vice-Chairman Bryan Finney issued the following joint statement.

CISA and Washington Redskins Team Up to Exercise Emergency Response Plans

The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the Washington Redskins held a joint tabletop exercise yesterday with local law enforcement and first responders to review and test plans to respond to a public safety emergency FedExField.  Exercise participants discussed security measures in place at the stadium, employee training, evacuation and traffic management plans, and public messaging during and after a potential incident.  Today’s exercise was not in a response to any specific threat, but was part of an ongoing collaborative relationship between CISA and the Redskins to keep fans in and around the stadium safe.

Foreign Interference

As part of the effort to #Protect2020, CISA is working with national partners to build resilience to foreign interferences, particularly information activities (e.g., disinformation, misinformation). The Department views foreign interference as malign actions taken by foreign governments or actors designed to sow discord, manipulate public discourse, discredit the electoral system, bias the development of policy, or disrupt markets for the purpose of undermining the interests of the United States and its allies. Responding to foreign interference requires a whole of society approach.

CFATS RBPS 10 Monitoring

Under RBPS 10 - Monitoring, high-risk facilities must have measures to regularly inspect, test, maintain and calibrate communications and warning systems to ensure their reliability and promptly correct any deficiencies.


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