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  • See interagency on the US Gov page of the AWC Gateway to the Internet

  • See interagency and contingency resources at the AWC Gateway to the Internet

  • See Technology section for cooperative research and development

  • Joint Interagency Training Center - West (JITC-West) - "National Guard Bureau's Homeland Defense Center of Excellence" - formerly National Interagency Civil-Military Institute (NICI), a Field Operating Activity of The National Guard Bureau, "provides FREE training, information and research services for professionals, civic leaders and public servants on domestic military support capabilities in public safety / disaster preparedness"

  • Interagency Working Group on Biosecurity (IWGB), Sandia labs - "The mission of the Interagency Working Group on Biosecurity is to improve biosecurity for high-consequence microbial agents and toxins. We define biosecurity as the physical security of facilities that store, use, and/or transport these materials."

  • Technical Support Working Group (TSWG) "is the U.S. national forum that identifies, prioritizes, and coordinates interagency and international research and development (R&D) requirements for combating terrorism. Through the Department of Defense's Combating Terrorism Technology Support Program and funding provided by other agencies, the TSWG rapidly develops technologies and equipment to meet the high-priority needs of the combating terrorism community, and addresses joint international operational requirements through cooperative R&D with major allies."
Critical Infrastructure Assurance Office (CIAO)Back to Top
  • "DHS' Intelligence Analysis and Infrastructure Protection division (IA&IP) ... Integrated the legacy operations of the NIPC, CIAO, NCS and Energy Assurance Office, and developed the functional organizational components of the IA and IP directorates." (per 29 Apr 2003 press release)

  • Critical Infrastructure Assurance Office (CIAO), developing a national plan to protect telecommunications, banking and finance, electric power, transportation, gas and oil, emergency services and government services -- with a partnership between public and private sectors
National Infrastructure Protection Center (NIPC)Back to Top

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