Vision: To create a collaborative environment in which Delaware's public and private sector capabilities and assets are leveraged for protecting against, responding to and recovering from high consequence events, including terrorism and natural disasters.
Mission: DMA represents a partnership between public and private sectors, whose purpose is to enhance the security of Delaware's critical infrastructures through two way information sharing and training.
InfraGard: A Unique Partnership, conferring Unique Benefits
IMMA is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization and charges no dues or membership fees; our efforts are generously supported by our proud sponsors. InfraGard is free to join, and offers unique membership benefits by virtue of establishing trusted partnerships at the outset:-prospective InfraGard members undergo FBI background checks to verify and maintain shared baselines of trust, thereby facilitating more meaningful levels of intelligent information sharing and access.
Why is InfraGard Important?
In 1998, the National Infrastructure Protection Center (NIPC) was established to serve as the U.S. federal government's focal point for threat assessment, warning, investigation, and response for threats or attacks against our critical infrastructures, 85% of which are privately held. These critical infrastructures include telecommunications, energy, banking and finance, water systems, government operations, and emergency services among other sectors comprising the foundations upon which our industrialized society is based.
During the FBI reorganization in 2003, much of the NIPC was moved to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), but cyber-related investigative and intelligence responsibilities remained with the FBI under its Cyber Division. As part of its mission, the Cyber Division of the FBI conducts outreach and information-sharing with the public- and private-sector owners and operators of critical infrastructures; the InfraGard program has become an essential part of the nationwide outreach effort of the FBI's Cyber Divsion. The program establishes a mechanism for two-way information sharing about intrusion incidents and system vulnerabilities and provides a channel for the FBI to disseminate analytical threat products to the private sector.