What is Infragard
InfraGard is a partnership of individuals representing businesses, academic institutions, state and local law enforcement agencies, and communities who are dedicated to collaborating and sharing information to prevent hostile acts against the United States.
The mission of InfraGard is to promote ongoing dialogue and timely communication between members and the FBI specifically concerning the security of, vulnerabilities in, and threats to critical infrastructure entities. InfraGard members are provided with information to assist them in protecting critical infrastructure assets. In turn, they are encouraged to provide information to the FBI, thereby facilitating its responsibilities to detect, deter, and investigate acts of terrorism and other crimes. Because of the focus and purpose of InfraGard, its members are required to be affiliated with at least one critical infrastructure sector and, as part of the application process, applicants must pick a primary affiliation sector.
Today, there are 45,000+ members in over 80 local chapters represented nationally by the InfraGard National Members Alliance. These members work with the FBI to help protect the nation’s critical infrastructure from computer intrusions, physical security breaches, and other attacks. Each FBI field office works with at least
one chapter to discuss threats and share experiences and best practices.