The purpose of the RC3 is to understand, connect, enable and build partnerships to enhance the protection of the critical infrastructure of the United States and the resilience of our communities.

RC3’s activities place emphasis on enhancing the physical, cyber, and personnel security of infrastructure; emergency preparedness; and overall industrial and governmental continuity and resilience of one or more States, urban areas, or municipalities.

The Partnership Model outlined in the National Infrastructure Protection Plan (NIPP) encourages formation of Sector Coordinating Councils (SCCs) and Government Coordinating Councils (GCCs) for each sector, as well as cross-sector councils for government and private sector engagement. These include councils to coordinate the perspectives of state, local, tribal, and territorial governments and regional initiatives. The Regional Consortium Coordinating Council (RC3) provides the final piece of the partnership. It was established in 2008 to bring together established regional entities into a unified forum for coordination with DHS and the established CIKR sector framework. RC3 Goals include:

  • Promoting and fostering protection and resilience efforts
  • Developing a national policy framework for regional infrastructure protection, prevention, deterrence, response, recovery, and longer-term restoration
  • Providing the foundation for regional cross-sector collaboration
  • Fostering the development of risk-based protection and mitigation measures to enable measurable progress towards robust security and disaster resilience
  • Enhancing the education and awareness of critical infrastructure interdependencies

RC3 Chair: Chris Terzich, InfraGard Minnesota Members Alliance

RC3 Vice Chair: Tom Moran, All Hazards Consortium

RC3 Past Chair: Brian Tishuk, FS-ISAC – Business Resiliency Committee and RPCfirst

RC3 Social Media Chair and Membership Chair: Erica WirtzInfraGard Minnesota Members Alliance

RC3 Cyber Working Group Chair: Douglas DePeppeCyber Resilience Institute

RC3 Executive Committee Members:

Next Membership Meeting
June 2016 MeetingJune 21st, 2016

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