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Threat Information and
Infrastructure Protection Program (TIIPP)


Photo of electrical polesWith the publication of the National Infrastructure Protection Plan (NIPP) in 2006, the federal government placed new emphasis on infrastructure protection as one of the core focus areas of homeland security. In part as a response to this added emphasis, Iowa formed the TIIPP. Since 2006, the TIIPP has been HSEMD’s interface with the public and private sector for infrastructure protection, asset protection and information sharing. The TIIPP fulfills a broader homeland security role within Iowa’s fusion system, connecting the threat information to protection planning and emergency preparedness programs. TIIPP staff are located within the State of Iowa Intelligence Fusion Center in the Iowa Department of Public Safety building on the Capitol Complex in Des Moines.


There are four main components within the TIIPP:

  • Information Sharing
  • Critical Asset Protection
  • Critical Infrastructure Protection
  • Vulnerability Assessment

Click on each of the tabs for more information.

Homeland Security Information Network (HSIN - Iowa)


The Homeland Security Information Network (HSIN) is a national secure and trusted Web-based portal for information sharing and collaboration between federal, state, local, tribal, territorial, private sector, and international partners engaged in the homeland security mission.


Infrastructure Protection Gateway


Web-based infrastructure surveys and assessments, available through the Infrastructure Protection Gateway (IP Gateway), allow assessors to capture valuable data on a facility’s physical and operational security as well as its resilience to attacks and natural hazards. The collected data is analyzed to compare it to the national average for similar facilities. This information is also used to develop dashboards that equip the facility’s owners and operators with the knowledge to detect and prevent physical, cyber, and natural threats, and better respond to, recover from, and remain resilient against all hazards.


Critical Infrastructure and Key Resources (CI/KR) Sector Planning


The sector-specific plans (SSPs) detail the application of the National Infrastructure Protection Plan (NIPP) risk-management framework to the unique characteristics and risk landscape of each sector and provide the means by which the NIPP is implemented across all critical infrastructure sectors.


Full-Spectrum Integrated Vulnerability Assessment (FSIVA) Team


TIIPP staff is comprised of experts in vulnerability assessments, and will provide a free-of-charge facility vulnerability assessment to critical assets within the state of Iowa. Please contact us for more information.



School Safety Products


Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management has worked with several partnering agencies* to create some helpful planning tools. These documents were developed for the schools of Iowa to use as a template to enhance current school safety programs. Ultimately, schools can decide how much of the documents they would like to incorporate into their current plan.


The goal of the group was to make sure that every school in Iowa has a plan, and the vision was to give them a template to drive planning conversations at the local level. The plan was derived from these conversations and will increase the overall security and safety of every school in Iowa, because the schools were partnered with local first responders and county emergency managers.

The plan has been shared with at least eight states, and soon at the national level through the National Association of School Resource Officers. The TIIPP is available to discuss school safety products and school security assessments. Click here to contact us.



*Iowa Department of Education, Iowa Department of Public Safety (Intelligence Fusion Center), State of Iowa Fire Marshall's Office, School Administrators of Iowa (SAI), Iowa State Education Association (ISEA), Iowa Association of School Boards (IASB), Heartland Area Education Agency (AEA), Des Moines Police Department (School Resource Officers).