The '''Protected Critical Infrastructure Information Program''' ('''PCII Program''')[http://email@example.com] was established pursuant to the [[Critical Infrastructure Information Act of 2002]] ([[CII Act]]). The PCII Program is unique because it provides a method for [[critical infrastructure]] owners to submit [[information]] voluntarily to the Federal government to which the government would not otherwise have access. while providing assurances that the [[information]] will be exempt from public [[disclosure]] and will be properly [[safeguard]]ed.
Once [[information]] is submitted and the PCII Program has validated it as [[PCII]], Federal, State, and local government entities can use the [[information]] to protect the U.S.'s
c[[ ritical infrastructure]].
The PCII Program, which operates under the authority of the [[CII Act]] and the implementing regulations,<ref>6 C.F.R., Part 29 (the "Final Rule").</ref> defines both the requirements for submitting [[CII]] and those that governmental entities must meet for [[access]]ing and [[safeguard]]ing [[PCII]]. [[DHS]] remains committed to making [[PCII]] an effective tool for robust [[information sharing]] between [[critical infrastructure]] owners and operators and the government.