The U.S. Department of Homeland Security established the Critical Infrastructure Partnership Advisory Council (CIPAC) to facilitate interaction between governmental entities and representatives from the community of critical infrastructure owners and operators.
CIPAC is aligned with and supports the implementation of the National Infrastructure Protection Plan 2013: Partnering for Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience and Presidential Policy Directive 21, Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience to provide a forum in which the government and private sector entities, organized as coordinating councils, can jointly engage in a broad spectrum of activities to support and collaborate critical infrastructure security and resilience efforts.
Learn more in the CIPAC Frequently Asked questions (FAQs)
Council Charters and Membership
CIPAC membership is comprised of government and sector coordinating councils. The Government Coordinating Councils (GCC) consist of federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government entities, including their representative organizations, with critical infrastructure responsibilities. Sector Coordinating Councils (SCC) are self-organized and self-governed councils whose members are organizations representing critical infrastructure owners and operators and their respective trade or equivalent associations.
- CIPAC Charter (November 29, 2022)
- Federal Register: CIPAC Notice of Charter Renewal (April 20, 2023)
- Federal Register: CIPAC Notice of Committee Establishment (March 24, 2006)
CIPAC Meeting Agendas
View the 2021-present meeting agendas for the CIPAC committees and councils.