DHS identifies 16 critical infrastructure sectors. Protecting America’s critical infrastructure and key assets is a formidable national security challenge and requires more than just resources. The intelligence community (IC) has a very important role in protecting critical infrastructure by providing timely intelligence collection and relevant analysis and reporting. The IC provides essential threat warning, situational awareness; and with effective and timely collection can gain access to our adversaries’ intentions and capabilities.
Question: As part of the National Infrastructure Protection Plan (NIPP) describe the shared responsibilities of DHS and the IC in producing indications and warning, facilitating intelligence and information sharing, and make recommendations to improve processes for disseminating threat data collection and analysis to state and local government and private industry.