National Infrastructure Protection Center

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The National Infrastructure Protection Center (NIPC) was a unit of the United States federal government charged with protecting computer systems and information systems critical to the United States' infrastructure.[1] It was founded in 1998 by President Bill Clinton's Presidential Decision Directive 63.[2] It was originally created as a branch of the FBI.[3][4][5]

In 2003, the NIPC was transferred to the Department of Homeland Security.[1][clarification needed] The NIPC was eventually (2002) disbanded, with other federal government organizations taking on its responsibilities.[6] [Homeland Security Act (P.L. 107-296)]