InfraGard is a partnership between the FBI and the private sector. It is an association of people who represent businesses, academic institutions, state and local law enforcement agencies, and other participants dedicated to sharing information and intelligence to prevent hostile acts against the United States. Each InfraGard Members Alliance (IMA) is geographically linked with an FBI field office, providing all stakeholders immediate access to experts from law enforcement, industry, academic institutions, and other federal, state, and local government agencies. By leveraging the talents and expertise of the InfraGard network, information is shared to mitigate threats to critical infrastructure and key resources. Collaboration and communication are the keys to protection. Providing timely and accurate information to those responsible for safeguarding our critical infrastructures, even at a local level, is paramount in the fight to protect the United States and its resources.