CIAC Mission

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 States.

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 information sharing.

The CIAC ensures a coordinated information exchange using the following strategies:

Information gathering and analysis.
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 the privacy training and comply with the CIAC’s Privacy Policy.  The policy was approved by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Colorado Attorney General’s Office in 2010 and is available to the public upon request.