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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

So what's a photo of a conference room doing in here? It might look like an ordinary conference room, and it is, save one difference. It's that sign on the wall. When there is an unclassified meeting underway, the sign says, "unclass," but it switches to "classified" when something more secret is going on.

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