National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center

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The National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC) is an organization responsible for creating a common standard operating picture for IT and communications across the United States in federal, state and local governments, law enforcement and intelligence organizations, and the public and private sectors. Established in October of 2009, the NCCIC is run under the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Cybersecurity and Communications, which is part of the National Protectorate and Programs Directorate.

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Because the majority of the nation’s critical services rely on communications and cyber networks, it has become the mission of the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center to coordinate information sharing and emergency response at a national level.

The NCCIC operates at a 24×7 steady-state, and coordinates and works with information being provided by:

  • State and local representations and private and public partners
  • Other Department of Homeland Security elements, namely:

-The U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT)
-The Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team (ICS-CERT)
-The National Coordinating Center for Telecommunications (NCC)
-The DHS Office of Intelligence and Analysis
-Other federal partners like the U.S. Secret Service, the Department of Defense, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Central Intelligence Agency

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