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Communications Security and Cyber Policy Coordinating Committee

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The Communications Security and Cyber Policy Coordinating Committee (CSCPCC), a White House coordinating committee, was the chief mechanism used for presenting final CNCI plans to the President and coordinating initial implementation actions after the program was approved. In late 2007, the NCSG transferred its initial planning work on CNCI to the PCC, which was co-chaired by the Homeland Security Council (HSC) and the National Security Council (NSC), and had been in existence prior to taking on the CNCI task. Six sub-groups of the PCC were established as focal points for specific issues to support the work of the larger committee.

Shortly after the transfer from NCSG, the PCC presented its CNCI proposal to the President. The proposal included a set of cybersecurity projects that would make up the initiative. The White House used this as the basis for NSPD-54/HSPD-23, which was approved by the President in January 2008.

The PCC immediately began overseeing CNCI implementation. In the 12 months following the approval of NSPD-54/HSPD-23, the PCC met weekly to assess CNCI projects’ performance. Once a quarter, a meeting was held to conduct a more in-depth review of the projects.

Following the change in administration in 2009, the PCC was re-named the Information and Communications Infrastructure Interagency Policy Committee (ICI-IPC).

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