(Released 24 February 2022) The President has designated the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as the lead Federal agency to coordinate domestic preparedness and response efforts related to the current Russia-Ukraine crisis. While there are no specific threats to the homeland at this time, DHS is taking appropriate steps to ensure Federal efforts are coordinated should the need arise.

As lead Federal agency, DHS has established a Unified Coordination Group (UCG) to ensure unity of effort across the Federal Government in preparing for and responding to possible threats to the homeland; develop and pursue strategic objectives and priorities; and coordinate with Federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial officials, as well as representatives of the private sector and nongovernmental entities in support of these objectives and priorities.

As the situation continues to evolve, organizations – regardless of size – are encouraged to improve both their physical and cyber resilience. The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency’s “Shields Up” webpage provides information on how to improve their cybersecurity and protect critical assets.

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