The mission of the
Colorado Information Analysis Center (CIAC) is to serve as the focal point
within the State for receiving, analyzing, and sharing threat-related
information among private sector, local, tribal, and federal partners.
Colorado Information Analysis Center: Who We Are
The CIAC focuses on
preventing acts of terrorism, taking an all-crimes/all-threats approach. We are a centralized resource that gathers,
analyzes, and disseminates all-threats information to private sector, local,
state, tribal, and federal stakeholders throughout Colorado and the United
The CIAC serves as the
state's fusion center, a multidisciplinary, multi-agency network of
professionals from private sector, local, state, tribal and federal partners
conducting analysis and sharing information to prevent, protect and respond to
crimes and potential or actual acts of terrorism. The CIAC is one
component of the national network of fusion centers, which are an integral part
of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's strategic initiative for
The CIAC ensures a
coordinated information exchange using the following strategies:
The CIAC is responsible
for the receipt, review, analysis, and dissemination of pertinent homeland
security intelligence. The CIAC is the primary link between private
sector, local, state, tribal, and federal partners to prevent major criminal
threats, including acts of terrorism.
Dissemination of reports
and best practices.
The CIAC produces
reports for law enforcement and non-law enforcement personnel in a timely
manner for the purpose of information sharing on criminal acts that may be
related to all-threats and acts of terrorism that may directly affect Colorado.
Integration with a
national fusion network.
The CIAC is integrated
into the national network of state fusion centers, which have the ability to
share information at all levels with federal, state, tribal and local agencies.
Protecting Your Privacy
and Civil Rights.
The CIAC's Privacy
Policy complies with applicable laws protecting privacy, civil rights, and
civil liberties, including 28 CFR Part 23. This policy supports timely information
sharing while still protecting the privacy, civil rights, and civil liberties
of individuals and groups. All CIAC
personnel, part-time employees, interns, Threat Liaison Officers, as well as
individuals permanently assigned to the CIAC from other agencies, must complete
of Homeland Security and the Colorado Attorney General’s Office in 2010 and is
available to the public upon request.