Agency Affected: Department of Homeland Security: Directorate of Information Analysis and Infrastructure Protection
The assets were selected by the newly formed Protective Services Division within the Office of Infrastructure Protection, in what was then called the Information Analysis and Infrastructure Protection Directorate, Department of Homeland Security.
(4) According to testimony by the then Undersecretary for Information Analysis and Infrastructure Protection, a list of 1,700 assets (according to the DHS IG report the actual number was 1,849) was culled from the larger list.
Simultaneously to ODP's review, the Information Analysis and Infrastructure Protection
directorate will perform a technical assessment and give final approval of the "buffer zone" plans.
The department said the NCSD, which will be run under the auspices of the DHS's Information Analysis and Infrastructure Protection
Directorate, will also help advance the government's "interaction and partnership with industry and other organizations".
* Information Analysis and Infrastructure Protection
: Under the plan, the two biggest intelligence organizations--the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)--remain outside the department.
WHEN THE BUSH administration drew up draft legislation to create a new Department of Homeland Security, it included a special privilege for the Office of Information Analysis and Infrastructure Protection
, a key branch of the new agency.
In regard to critical infrastructure protection the act transferred the following agencies and offices to the new department: the NIPC (except for the Computer Investigations and Operations Section), CIAO, FedCIRC, the National Simulation and Analysis Center (NISAC), (26) other energy security and assurance activities within DOE, and the National Communication System (NCS).27 These agencies and offices were integrated within the Directorate of Information Analysis and Infrastructure Protection (IA/IP) (one of four operational Directorates established by the act).
Among the activities assigned to the Information Analysis and Infrastructure Protection Directorate by the Homeland Security Act of 2002 were:
As proposed, functions of the Homeland Security Department's Information Analysis and Infrastructure Protection
Division would include (1) receiving and analyzing law enforcement information, intelligence, and other information to detect and identify potential threats; (2) assessing the vulnerabilities of the key resources and critical infrastructures; (3) developing a comprehensive national plan for securing these resources and infrastructures; and (4) taking necessary measures to protect these resources and infrastructures, in coordination with other executive agencies, state and local governments, and the private sector.
(61) The IPIS budget activity supports the same (though slightly restructured) infrastructure protection programs and projects of the "old" Information Analysis and Infrastructure Protection
Among the provisions of the Act is the creation of a Directorate for Information Analysis and Infrastructure Protection
. The Directorate will assume a number of offices and agencies, and their duties, associated with critical infrastructure protection.