The Government Coordinating Council (GCC) is the U.S. government counterpart to the Sector Coordinating Councils (SCC) for each sector established to enable interagency coordination of risk management relating to CIKR. The GCC comprises representatives across various levels of government (Federal, State, local, tribal, and territorial) as appropriate to the security and operational landscape of each individual sector.
Cross-sector issues and interdependencies between the GCCs are addressed through the Government Cross-Sector Council, which comprises two subcouncils — the NIPP Federal Senior Leadership Council and the State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial Government Coordinating Council. The objective of the NIPP Federal Senior Leadership Council is to facilitate enhanced communications and coordination between and among federal departments and agencies with a role in implementing the NIPP and HSPD-7.
The State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial Government Coordinating Council serves as a forum to ensure that state, local, and tribal homeland security partners are fully integrated as active participants in national CIKR protection efforts and to provide an organizational structure to coordinate across jurisdictions on state and local government-level CIKR protection guidance, strategies, and programs.