DATA CENTER PHYSICAL SECURITY WORKING GROUP (DCPSWG) –STEERING COMMITTEE CHARTER
The Data Center Physical Security Working Group (hereafter DCPSWG) is an initiative led by the National Capital Region chapter of InfraGard (hereafter InfraGardNCR) to support physical security and resilience for data centers and supporting utilities. Each participant must meet the following criteria:
DCPSWG members use a listserver and portal to share information. As InfraGard is a public/private collaboration program, the DCPSWG expressly includes both private-sector members and public-sector members.
The DCPSWG steering committee is a group of DCPSWG private-sector participants who set the mission, scope, and membership parameters for DCPSWG members.
|The mission of the DCPSWG is to develop, foster, and facilitate a private-public community of physical security-focused professionals at data centers and supporting utilities who share real-time information about threats and best practices.|
|Roles and Responsibilities|
The steering committee is responsible for the following:
The Executive Partnership for Integrated Collaboration (hereafter EPIC), a nonprofit organization in Charlotte, NC, is responsible for the following:
The Private Sector Team at the FBI’s Washington field office (WFO) is responsible for the following:
In accordance with the priorities set by the steering committee and DCPSWG members, arranging logistics for DCPSWG webinars.
|Structure and Membership|
Membership of the DCPSWG, as established by the steering committee, shall be open to any individual who meets all of the following criteria:
The steering committee consists of six to twelve DCPSWG members who represent both data centers and supporting utilities.
As the DCPSWG is an InfraGardNCR initiative, at least half of the Steering Committee members should also be a member of the InfraGardNCR chapter.
A list of steering committee members is maintained by the FBI WFO Private Sector Team. Steering committee members are also listed by name, job title, photo, and biography on the DCPSWG portal.
Steering committee members volunteer for that role as needed. Upon the departure of any steering committee members, the remaining members may recommend and recruit specific individuals for inclusion on the steering committee.
Absent any recommendations for new steering committee members, the WFO Private Sector Team will first advertise the opening to DCPSWG members who are also InfraGardNCR members. If no InfraGardNCR member volunteers to serve as a steering committee member, then the opening shall be advertised to all DCPSWG members.
Steering committee decisions shall be made by simple consensus: at least 50% of the committee must concur with any given proposal.