According to the ODNI, NSPD-54/HSPD-23 assigned it the responsibility to monitor and coordinate the implementation of CNCI, and to do so in coordination with the Secretaries of State, the Treasury, Defense, Commerce, Energy, and Homeland Security, and the Attorney General.
To address these responsibilities, ODNI established a Joint Interagency Cyber Task Force (JIACTF) in February 2008. The mission of the task force was to serve as the focal point for monitoring and coordinating the Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Initiative (CNCI) projects and to enable the participation of both Intelligence Community (IC) and non-IC agencies in the overall CNCI effort. Its responsibilities included establishing performance measures for monitoring implementation of the initiative.
Although ODNI served as a coordinator through the task force, it was not authorized to direct other agencies to complete CNCI tasks. ODNI is only responsible for monitoring and reporting to the President on CNCI activities.