DHS Hosts Webinar Series on Potential PCII Changes

The Department of Homeland Security National Protection and Programs Directorate, Office of Infrastructure Protection (IP), Infrastructure Information and Collection Division (IICD) are hosting a series of small webinars to discuss potential amendments to 6 CFR Part 29, “Procedures for Handling Critical Infrastructure Information” as the Rule that governs the Protected Critical Infrastructure Information (PCII) Program.

The webinar discussions will be held under the auspices of the Critical Infrastructure Partnership Advisory Council (CIPAC)*.  The webinars will focus on three potential areas of amendment:  (1) portion marking, (2) information sharing with foreign governments and (3) PCII protections for copies of information in the hands of the submitter.  Each webinar will be limited to a maximum of 20 attendees.

The goal is to ascertain views and perspectives from PCII users and gain an understanding of whether such changes would efficiently streamline and benefit information sharing protections of critical infrastructure information.  The dates for the webinars are:

(1)  March 18, 2013, 9:30 AM-11:00 AM
(2)  March 22, 2013, 1:30 PM-3:00 PM
(3)  April 4, 2013, 9:30 AM-11:00 AM
(4)  April 9, 2013, 1:30-3:00 PM
(5)  April 16, 2013, 9:30 AM-11:00 AM
(6)  April 19, 2013, 9:30 AM-11:00 AM

Please RSVP by March 8, 2013 to Sector.Partnership@hq.dhs.gov and identify which date you plan to attend.  Your confirmation will be sent by March 12th to include read ahead materials and details for accessing the webinar.  If you know of others who may like to participate in these webinars, please feel free to forward this invite to them.

For additional information or questions, please contact Emily Hickey, Senior Policy and Governance Advisor, IICD at Emily.Hickey@dhs.gov.

*Please note that the webinars will be held under the auspices of the Critical Infrastructure Partnership Advisory Council (CIPAC).  Consistent with policy concerning federal advisory committees, boards, and commissions, federally registered lobbyists may not participate in CIPAC meetings.

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