LLIS Best Practice: Crisis Communications Planning: Establishing Joint Information Centers [open pdf - 87KB]
"A JIC [Joint Information Center] is either a physical or 'virtual' operation where public information staff representing all agencies and organizations involved in incident management activities coordinate and disseminate official, timely, accurate, easy to understand, and consistent information to the public. The National Incident Management System (NIMS) includes procedures on the responsibilities and operations of a JIC. State and local emergency response departments and agencies should be familiar with NIMS procedures and have plans in place for establishing or operating within a JIC."
Lessons Learned Information Sharing (LLIS)