The DoD Defense Industrial Base (DIB) Collaborative Information Sharing Environment (DCISE) serves as the single DoD focal point for receiving all cyber incident reporting affecting unclassified networks of DoD contractors to safeguard DoD information.
DCISE Overview

DoD-Defense Industrial Base Collaborative Information Sharing Environment (DCISE)—DCISE is the operational hub of DoD’s Defense Industrial Base (DIB) Cybersecurity Program, focused on protecting intellectual property and safeguarding DoD content residing on or transiting through, contractor unclassified networks. The public-private cybersecurity partnership provides: a collaborative environment for crowd-sourced threat sharing at both unclassified and classified levels, Cleared Defense Contractor (CDC) cyber resilience analyses, and Cybersecurity-as-a-Service pilot offerings. DCISE performs cyber threat analysis and diagnostics, offers mitigation and remediation strategies, provides best practices, and conducts analyst-to-analyst exchanges with DIB participants ranging in size from small to enterprise-sized companies.

DC3/DCISE is the reporting and analysis hub for implementation of 10 USC Sections 391 and 393 regarding the reporting of certain types of cyber incidents by CDCs, and the related Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS 252.204- 7012). Cyber incidents outlined in the DFARS are submitted to DC3/ DCISE as mandatory reports; however, all other cyber activity can be reported voluntarily.

• Rated as Capability Maturity Model Integration for Services (CMMISVC) Maturity Level 3
• Collaborative partnership with over 922 CDCs and U.S. Government (USG) agencies
• Shared over 519,596 actionable, non-attributable (to submitting source) indicators
• Provided over 78,692 hours of no-cost forensics and malware analysis for DIB Partners
• Disseminated 12,748 cyber threat reports for both DIB and USG consumption (DIB partners may access DCISE reporting via their DIBNET accounts and USG members can access via SIPR Intelshare)
• Operates 24/7/365 DCISE support hotline (1-877-838-2174) to assist submitters and DIB & USG Partners



If you are a Cleared Defense Contractor and interested in joining the DIB CS Programclick here to go to the DIB Cyber Incident Reporting & Cyber Threat Information Sharing portal to apply.

DIBNet Portal

DoD’s gateway for defense contractor reporting and voluntary participation in DoD’s DIB Cybersecurity Program.

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DCISE Capabilities
Analytics Division (AD): AD conducts analysis on cyber activity submitted by DIB Partners, DoD and other USG agencies to develop a complete understanding of known or potential threats to unclassified DoD information residing on or transiting DIB systems and networks. AD also analyzes aggregate data from DIB Partner incident reports to produce technical analysis products, presentations and other threat mitigation resources. The division collaborates with liaison officers from USG agencies to create and maintain technical and multi-source threat profiles. The Analytics Division is comprised of two branches:

1. Tactical Operations: conducts daily processing of voluntary and mandatory incident reports, as well as malware analysis, Customer Response Form (CRF) Rollups, CRF Supplements, and partner engagement. As a function of incident report processing, this branch will regularly contact CDC personnel following an incident report to gather additional necessary information.
2. Applied Research: handles mid- to long-term analysis, resulting in the following threat products: Threat Activity Reports (TARs); Cyber Targeting Analysis Reports (CTARs); Alerts, Warnings, Threat Information Products (TIPs), and other threat-based analyses. To share valuable information with the DIB, this branch requests the downgrade and release of classified information derived from USG sources. Such information is shared in various cyber threat products
Expanded Offerings and Projects (XOP) Division: XOP researches services that support DIB Partners in protecting DoD information. These services are offered as pilots to the DIB Partnership. The pilots range from services to technologies and are intended to encompass all concepts, technologies and processes within cybersecurity. XOP was created because of the need for evolving solutions based on the ever-changing cybersecurity environment and the diverse composition of the DIB partnership. Three branches constitute XOP:

1. Assess Branch: performs analysis of cybersecurity processes of DIB partners through the Cyber Resilience Analysis (CRA) tool. This branch also evaluates other vulnerability and penetration testing assessment procedures and provides them as a service to the DIB Partnership.

2. Assist Branch: evaluates cybersecurity technologies that can be provided to the DIB partnership as a pilot. Cyber threat information gathered from the pilot is provided to AD to analyze and include in information products for the DIB. Once the pilot is completed, if it is determined to be successful, it may be considered as a permanent service offering for the Partnership.

3. Architect Branch: researches and identifies the most effective ways to communicate with the DIB partnership. Their research discovers technologies that can best support rapid cyber threat information sharing between DoD and the DIB the Partnership.
Mission Support Division (MSD): MSD executes functional areas including internal/external customer services, outreach, operational metrics, process improvement, quality assurance, quality control and organizational training. MSD builds and manages relationships with a wide range of DIB companies and USG stakeholders, and drives special projects that improve the overall customer experience. MSD is comprised of two branches:

1. Customer Engagement: focused on building strong customer relationships to support the needs of the DIB; DIB Partner onboarding and training; curating events including Technical Exchanges, Regional Partner Exchanges, web conferences, panel discussions; and facilitating Analyst-to-Analyst, Business-to-Business, Government-to-Government Exchanges

2. Organizational Readiness: a team of knowledge managers, business and process analysts, quality control analysts, quality assurance analysts, training managers, process owners and support staff to drive continual process improvement. Systematically coordinates and aligns resources and functions with the vision, mission, goals and objectives of the DCISE Long Range Plan.
DCISE Services

Technical Exchanges

DCISE personnel are available to meet with industry partners and government stakeholders to share insight on handling intrusion-related activity.


DIB Technical Teleconferences

DIB partners and DCISE analysts have unclassified discussions on adversary techniques and targeted networks.


DIB Network

DIBNet is the DoD's network for on-line incident reporting and access to DCISE threat products.


Analyst-to-Analyst Meetings

Private DIB Analyst-to-Analyst (A2A) meetings are hosted by DCISE at DC3. These meetings are partner-driven to discuss tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) used by advanced persistent threat (APT) actors targeting networks of that specific DIB Partner. Local on-site A2As can be arranged in special circumstances.


Threat Products

DCISE cyber threat products assist government and industry partners in strengthening security and protecting controlled unclassified information on DIB computer networks. DCISE products, advisories, and administrative notifications are disseminated to USG Stakeholders and DIB Partners.