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Partnership for CriticalInfrastructure Security
PCIS Mission:The mission of the Partnership for Critical Infrastructure Security (PCIS) is to coordinate common CI/KR cross-sector initiatives that promote public and private efforts to help ensure secure, safe, reliable, and resilient critical infrastructure services.PCIS Vision:The PCIS vision is a secure, resilient and robust infrastructure that enhances national and economic well being and contributes to homeland security and preparedness in response to emerging manmade or natural threats and incidents of national significance.PCIS Role:Serveas the Private Sector CI/KR Cross-Sector Coordinating Councilwithin the NIPPpartnership framework.
Partnership for CriticalInfrastructure Security
Supporting Objectives:Address physical, cyber, and human cross-sector critical infrastructure protection and interdependency issues of concern to sector owners and operators.Foster collaboration between critical infrastructure sectors and with all levels of government to improve the security, preparedness, and resiliency of the Nation’s critical infrastructures.Encourage and participate in productive public-private partnerships with government as enabled by the Critical Infrastructure Partnership Advisory Council (CIPAC).Be recognized as the Private Sector Cross-Sector Council in the NIPP framework through the council’s efforts to coordinate strategies, goals and information sharing between and acrossall sectors.
Selected Accomplishments
The Council’s recent accomplishments include the following:Continue to work closely with government partners through the Cross Sector Cyber Security Working Group to improve the coordination and collaboration of efforts to enhance our national cybersecurity profile. Participate in the development of the National Cyber Incident Response Plan and testing of our national cyber preparedness and resiliency through the Cyber Storm National Exercise series. Continue to examine issues of cybersecurity risk management while raising the awareness of cyber related issues and their cross sector impacts and interdependencies.Produced an interim Interdependencies Report that included the creation of aMindMapexercise that demonstrated the critical interdependencies of various sectors based on a study utilizing subject matter experts insixtest sectors including Communication, Highway-Motor Carrier, Information Technology,Water, Healthcare and Public Health, andEnergy (Oil and Natural Gas and Electricity)Active participation in the National Level Exercise (NLE) Program, including leadership roles with the NLE 2011 Coordinating Committee and the National Private Sector Working Group (NPSWG).  NLE 2011 simulated a catastrophic earthquake event in the New Madrid Seismic Zone area of the United States. The Council worked with several sectors to produce real life-like, ground truth documents to inform the National Exercise Scenario Working Group. Provided leadership to each of the NPSWG sub-working groups and populated a private sector simulation cell during the functional exercise to liaison and coordinate with government and private sector partners during the exercise week.
Selected Accomplishments
The Council’s recent accomplishments include the following:Enhancedcoordination through joint meetings with the Federal Senior Leadership Council.Established a working group to work collaboratively with the White House National Security Staff to provide a 30-day review of the overarching principles of Homeland Security Presidential Directive – 7.Established a working group to collaborate with DHS, FEMA, and the White House National Security Staff to contribute to the implementation of the requirements associated with Presidential Policy Directive – 8: National Preparedness.Enhanced collaboration between the PCIS,SLTTGCC, Regional Consortium Coordinating Council (RCCC), National Council of Information Sharing and Analysis Centers (ISAC) and other stakeholders.Participated in five Joint Critical Infrastructure Partnership regional symposiums as a steering committee member and provided an update about the Council’s mission and key initiatives at each symposium
MembershipThePartnership for Critical Infrastructure Security’scurrent membershipincludes the followingsectors andsub-sectors:
Banking and FinanceChemicalCommercial FacilitiesCommunicationsCritical ManufacturingDamsLeveesDefense Industrial BaseEmergency ServicesEnergy - ElectricityEnergy - Oil and Natural GasFood and AgricultureHealthcare and Public HealthInformation TechnologyNuclearPostal and ShippingTransportationAviationHighway Motor CarrierPipelinesPublic TransitFreightRailWater
Partnership for Critical InfrastructureSecurity
Information Updated:30 AUG11
Mark WeatherfordVice Chair
Communications & Outreach CommitteeRandy GordonJohn Thompson
Greg CadeExecutive Committee Member
Clyde MillerImmediate Past Chairman
Jane CarlinExecutive Committee Member
Boyd StephensonExecutive Committee Member
HSPD-7 Working GroupGreg Cade
PCIS By-Laws Review Working GroupTurner Madden
PPD-8 WorkingGroupJoe DonovanTom Farmer
IP Threat Information Sharing Working GroupMark Weatherford
2011 CIPAC Annual Report Working GroupBoyd Stephenson
Interdependencies CommitteeBill KomianosTim Roxey
Sector Coordinating Council Representatives
Cross Sector CybersecurityWorkingGroupGuy CopelandTim Roxey
Banking and Finance
Postal and Shipping
Energy – Electricity
Transportation –Aviation
Commercial Facilities
Energy – Oil and Natural Gas
Transportation –Highway Motor Carrier
Food and Agriculture
Transportation –Pipelines
Healthcare and Public Health
Transportation –Public Transit
Dams, Locks, and Levees
Information Technology
Transportation –Rail
Defense Industrial Base
Nuclear Reactors, Materials, and Waste
National Level Exercise CommitteeBob Dix
PCIS Reboot CommitteeBillKomianos
Supply Chain Assurance CommitteeCherie McGuire





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