Comment on the National Cyber Incident Response Plan

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is now accepting public comments on the National Cyber Incident Response Plan (NCIRP) through 5:00 PM EDT, October 31, 2016. All comments and questions can be submitted to This plan formalizes incident response practices that have been developed over the past few years and will further detail organizational roles, responsibilities, and actions to prepare for, respond to, and coordinate the recovery from a significant cyber incident. This plan builds upon PPD-41 and includes the private sector and other levels of government. The draft NCIRP can be viewed at DHS will adjudicate public comments in November and December and will submit the final draft of the NCIRP to the White House in January 2017.

DRAFT National Cyber Incident Response Plan
NCIRP Feedback Submission Form

Additionally, DHS is hosting a series of 60-minute engagement webinars to highlight key proposed changes to NCIRP and answer participant questions about submitting feedback.Please visit the following NCIRP Webinar Dates and Registration Web Links:

  • Thursday, October 13th 11 am:
  • Thursday, October 20th 1pm:

About Katie Dwyer

Katie Schemm Dwyer is a Director in NACCHO's Preparedness Division. Her work focuses on supporting local health departments strengthen public health preparedness systems through governance, coordination and liaison with federal preparedness organizations, policy, and program management.

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