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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