InfraGard National Cross-Sector Council Program (NCSCP)
The National Cross-Sector Council Program was created to enhance timely, accurate and effective dissemination and exchange of cross-sector specific information to protect, secure and ensure the operational resilience of the nation’s interdependent, globally and Internet reliant critical infrastructure(s) by providing comprehensive expertise to communities throughout the US. A council addresses an issue that must cross two or more sectors.
The program contributes to overall InfraGard mission through the creation and sustainment of a “network-of-networks” to foster collaboration and information sharing among and between owners, operators, and participants of critical infrastructure within individual sectors.
Led by the National Cross-Sector Council Program Manager and the National Cross-Sector Council Committee, the InfraGard Cross-Sector Council Program provides leadership, guidance, and support to National Cross-Sector Councils and IMA Chapters by helping them to develop and sustain an effective Cross-Sector Council Program within their Chapter.
A successful InfraGard Cross-Sector Council Program will achieve the following objectives:
· Recruitment - Recruitment of representative critical infrastructure owners, operators, and participants;
· Education - Provision of education and training that meets the needs of CI owners, operators, and participants;
· Networking - Enablement of cross-sector networking opportunities for CI owners and operators; and
· Education - Timely, accurate, and actionable two-way information sharing.