Communications is one of sixteen Critical Infrastructure/Key Resource (CI/KR) sectors identified in the DHS National Infrastructure Protection Plan (NIPP). The Communications Sector Coordinating Council (CSCC) meets regularly to review industry and government actions on critical infrastructure protection priorities and cross sector issues. The CSCC coordinates with industry participants in the National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee (NSTAC) and the Communications-Information Sharing and Analysis Center (NCCIC).
The Communications Sector Coordinating Council (CSCC) was chartered in 2005 to help coordinate initiatives:
- to improve the physical and cyber security of sector assets;
- to ease the flow of information within the sector, across sectors and with designated Federal agencies; and
- to address issues related to response and recovery following an incident or event.