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Colorado Information Analysis Center Overview

The Colorado Information Analysis Center (CIAC) serves as the State’s fusion center. This multidiscipline, multi-agency network of professionals gather, analyze, and share threat-related information with private sector, local, state, tribal, and federal partners.  The CIAC's Terrorism Liaison Officer (TLO) program is critical to the center's information sharing architecture.  These professionals represent law enforcement, fire service, emergency management, healthcare, public health, military and specific private sector disciplines throughout the state.  The TLOs combine resources and share information to assist the center with the intelligence and threat analysis process for the state.  The CIAC supports timely information sharing while still protecting the privacy, civil rights, and civil liberties of individuals and groups.  All CIAC staff and TLOs complete privacy training and comply with the center’s privacy policy, which is available to the public on this website.  The CIAC’s Privacy Policy complies with applicable laws protecting privacy, civil rights, and civil liberties, including 28 CFR Part 23.   

The work of the CIAC ultimately enhances prevention, preparedness and security efforts for Colorado.  By statute, the CIAC is identified as the Office of Prevention and Security, however, its working title is the CIAC.  The CIAC is separated into four working business units: Counterterrorism/Strategic Intelligence, Investigative Analytical Support, Critical Infrastructure Protection and the Auto Theft Intelligence Coordination Center.

Counterterrorism/ Strategic Intelligence

The CIAC conducts analysis to provide timely, relevant and actionable information to prevent acts of terrorism, taking an all-crime, all-hazard approach.  The information shared ranges from general awareness to strategic intelligence designed for the appropriate stakeholders in Colorado.  The CIAC's documents are shared with other fusion centers across the country and with federal partners to enhance information sharing and terrorism prevention efforts nationwide.

Investigative Analytical Support

The CIAC processes criminal leads and requests, as well as ensures all relevant law enforcement agencies and jurisdictions potentially affected by a cross-jurisdictional event are alerted.  The CIAC works collaboratively with partners to provide analytical assistance, facilitate the exchange of information between jurisdictions with investigative interests in the same case, and create intelligence documents to support active criminal activity.  These CIAC documents may also be distributed to surrounding states and other fusion centers in support of CIAC partners seeking information on an active criminal case.

Critical Infrastructure Protection

The CIAC provides support to Colorado communities to protect and enhance resiliency of cyber and physical structures vital to Colorado’s infrastructure (e.g. Government facilities, Energy, Food/Agriculture, Water, and twelve other sectors defined by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security).  The center encourages owners and operators of critical infrastructure to share information and collaborate with the state to identify, deter, detect, disrupt, and protect vital Colorado infrastructure from threats and hazards.  The CIAC is also integrating provisions of the National Infrastructure Protection Plan (NIPP) into Colorado’s State Homeland Security and is an active participant in cyber security initiatives.

Auto Theft Intelligence Coordination Center (ATTIC)

The CIAC provides case support and intelligence information to law enforcement to help prevent auto theft.  The center assists in identifying criminal trends related to auto theft and enhances the capabilities of local partners in recovering stolen vehicles.  It is funded by a grant from the Colorado Auto Theft Prevention Authority.

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CIAC Organization Chart

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