The Information Liaison Officer Program (ILO) enhances communications, gathers and/or shares intelligence information between the North Dakota State & Local intelligence Center (NDSLIC) and key Critical Infrastructure (CI) stakeholders. Gathering and sharing of intelligence information is a key to helping protect citizens and the State of North Dakota and the nation as a whole. By developing and implementing the ILO program, it will allow key CI stakeholders to participate in the intelligence gathering and sharing process with the NDSLIC; increasing the flow of information and raising the overall security posture in the State of North Dakota.
The NDSLIC is designed to be a central point to gather and disseminate intelligence information, involving all crimes, suspicious activity reporting relating to domestic and international terrorism, critical infrastructure protection, border issues, cyber and narcotics. To achieve this goal, the ability to provide timely credible intelligence information depends on an effective communication and ILO network that will allow all stakeholders in North Dakota to take an active part in the prevention of criminal activities and terrorism. This communication network will also aid in the apprehension of these individuals. The ILO Program offers the opportunity to identify one or more points of contact within agencies to act as a conduit for information flow to and from the NDSLIC.
Responsibilities of the ILO:
- ILO will be the point of contact between NDSLIC, ILO's organization and region to help gather, report, retrieve, and share criminal and terrorism related intelligence and information
- Keep NDSLIC apprised of significant criminal and suspicious activities
- Notify NDSLIC on crucial events or situations in their areas of responsibility
- Coordinate intelligence/ information sharing
- Offer new ideas relating to information sharing
- The ILO will conform to existing policies, laws, and procedures regarding privacy as set forth in their organization and the NDSLIC
Suggested Qualifications For Critical Infrastructure Information Liaison Officers:
- Organized and self-motivated
- Good Communication skills
- Outstanding relationship with community and industry partners
- An understanding of current events in their community, region, state, and nation
- Interest in keeping the flow of information to and from the NDSLIC
- Hold security or safety responsibilities within their organization