Creation of the CIAC

The Colorado Information Analysis Center was created under an emergency Executive Order issued by Governor Bill Owens on November 7, 2001, in response to the tragic attacks on the World Trade Center, Pentagon, and Flight 93 on September 11, 2001. These unexpected terrorist attacks, which were heretofore considered highly improbable, identified a critical need to bring focus and structure to terrorism prevention and preparedness.

The CIAC is part of the Department of Public Safety's Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHSEM). Click here for more information about DHSEM.


The Colorado Information Analysis Center will serve as the focal point within the state for receiving, analyzing, and sharing threat-related information among private sector, local, state, tribal, and federal partners.


Colorado Information Analysis Center (CIAC)

Click here to view information about the Colorado Information Analysis Center (CIAC).
The CIAC serves as the central point for inter/intra agency information gathering, and as such, will be responsible for the review, analysis, and dissemination of such information. The Center will acts as the liaison between local, state, tribal, and federal agencies for the sharing of counter terrorism intelligence and provides information that is essential to their safety and security. The CIAC is responsible for providing the Governor's Office with timely information related to acts of terrorism or terrorist threats that directly impact Colorado.


The CIAC will perform in an advisory role to the Governor's Office on matters relating to counter terrorism prevention and preparedness.



The CIAC participates in law enforcement counter terrorism prevention and preparedness training statewide. Working with existing training programs, the CIAC ensures that counter terrorism, awareness, and suspicious activity reporting training is provided to private sector, local, state, tribal, and federal partners as appropriate. Click here for more information on training.


Working with emergency response and emergency management programs, the CIAC will provide assistance in developing and supporting terrorism response exercises for emergency responders, government officials, healthcare providers, and others to focus on the integration of Crisis Management and Consequence Management.