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Inside DHS' Classified Cyber Coordination Headquarters

The Department of Homeland Security recently brought its classified National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center down to an unclassified level for one day only, and InformationWeek Government was there to take photos. The facility looks and functions like a state-of-the-art network operations center and much more. The NCCIC, as it's called, is the locus of DHS-led inter-agency cybersecurity work in the federal government. That includes providing an integrated response to cyber th
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The deputy assistant secretary for cyber security and communications for DHS is also a rear admiral. He helps set DHS' strategic direction for cybersecurity. He may have moved from the Navy to DHS, but NCCIC also has representatives from the military, industry, intelligence community and Department of Justice working right alongside DHS employees to help track and mitigate threats.

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