Louisiana InfraGard Program Brief

infragard_LANew Orleans Division FBI Field Intelligence Group

  • Special Agent Will Hatcher
  • 14 pages
  • March 20, 2007


“Critical infrastructures are those physical and cyber-based systems essential to the minimum operations of the economy and government. These systems are so vital, that their incapacity or destruction would have a debilitating impact on the defense or economic security of the United States.”–William J. Clinton, 1998

What is InfraGard?

InfraGard is a partnership between the FBI and the public and private industry

Includes business executives, entrepreneurs, military Includes and government officials, computer professionals, academia, state and local law enforcement and concerned citizens. It encourages sharing information between the government and the private sector for the purpose of protecting the national critical infrastructure.

InfraGard’s Membership Structure

InfraGard is comprised of local chapters called InfraGard Members Alliance ( IMAs), which interact with a field office

The local chapters report to a national organization called the InfraGard National Members Alliance (INMA)


FBI Structure of InfraGard

Supervised by the Public/Private Alliance Unit (PPAU), Information Sharing and Analysis Section, Cyber Division

Nationally, there are over 18,000 members comprising 86 InfraGard Chapters each led by a Special Agent Coordinator and an IMA


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