Critical Infrastructure and Key Resources (CIKR): Protection Capabilities for Fusion Centers [December 2008] [An Appendix to the 'Baseline Capabilities for State and Major Urban Area Fusion Centers']   [open pdf - 4MB]

Alternate Title: An Appendix to the 'Baseline Capabilities for State and Major Urban Area Fusion Centers'

"This document identifies the capabilities necessary for state and major urban area fusion centers (fusion centers) to establish a critical infrastructure and key resources (CIKR) protection analytic capability that supports infrastructure security activities at the state and local levels. This document is an appendix to the U.S. Department of Justice's Global Justice Information Sharing Initiative's (Global) 'Baseline Capabilities for State and Major Urban Area Fusion Centers' (Baseline Capabilities document), which defined the capabilities and standards necessary for a fusion center to be considered capable of performing basic functions (e.g., the gathering, processing, analyzing, and disseminating of terrorism, homeland security, and law enforcement information). One of the key principles of the Fusion Center Guidelines is that the mission of the center be developed locally and collaboratively to address the needs of the jurisdiction it is serving. Out of respect for that principle, the Baseline Capabilities document encourages but does not require centers to incorporate Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) activities into their mission. (See the Baseline Capabilities document, pages 1--3, for further background.) This document provides guidance for those fusion centers that have chosen to support CIP activities; it identifies the additional capabilities fusion centers should achieve in order to effectively integrate CIKR activities into their analysis and information/intelligence sharing processes and identifies how the center should support risk-reduction efforts taken by federal, state, local, and private sector partners. This document also provides the federal, state, local, and private sector officials responsible for protecting CIKR with an overview of the value in working with their local fusion center and how they can better integrate their CIP-related activities with the efforts of the fusion center."

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