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The Technical Support Working Group (TSWG) is the national interagency research and development program for combating terrorism requirements at home and abroad. It operates as a program element under the Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office (CTTSO).

Its cybersecurity activities are carried out by the Infrastructure Protection focus area within the Physical Security subgroup. Infrastructure Protection sponsors projects that develop technological solutions for the protection and assurance of defense-critical infrastructure systems vital to national and economic security. Technologies include those to (1) prevent and mitigate threats to computer networks and (2) standardize methodologies and decision aids for the analysis of elements to secure the nation’s infrastructure, including power generation, utilities transmission, water supplies, and health services.

TSWG operates under the Department of State and the Department of Defense and includes the Departments of Energy, Homeland Security, and Justice. Infrastructure protection activities contribute to responsibilities of DOD, DHS, and other agencies per HSPD-7.

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