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The Computer Incident Advisory Capability (CIAC) was the original computer security incident response team at the U.S. Department of Energy. CIAC was formed in February of 1989, shortly after the Morris worm appeared. It was jointly sponsored by the DOE Office of the CIO and the Air Force. The primary function of CIAC was to advise people of computer incidents. Primarily this means security vulnerabilities, virus and hoax alerts and similar information security concerns.

CIAC was a founding member of GFIRST, the Government Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams and FIRST, an international incident response and security organization. CIAC published incident reports and bulletins up until it was officially renamed the DOE Cyber Incident Response Capability (DOE-CIRC) and relocated to Las Vegas, Nevada in October of 2008.[1] More recently it was renamed the Joint Cybersecurity Coordination Center (JC3).


  1. DOE Computer Incident Response Capability.

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