DHS to open new cybersecurity center

DHS to open new cybersecurity center
DHS to open new cybersecurity center 

By Ben Bain
Oct 29, 2009

The Homeland Security Department on Friday will open a new cybersecurity 
center near Washington to house some of the department's computer 
defense programs, DHS announced today.

The facility, the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration 
Center (NCCIC) will be a unified operations center, DHS said in 
statement. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano is scheduled 
speak at the opening ceremony for the NCCIC, located in Arlington, Va.

DHS said the new center will improve national efforts to deal with 
threats to critical information technology and cyber infrastructure. The 
center will be a watch and warning center for cybersecurity 
coordination, DHS said.

Under the government's overall computer security strategy, the 
department is responsible for protecting the federal government.s 
civilian .gov domain as well working with industry on cybersecurity 


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