Defense Industrial Base Sector
Department of Defense

The Defense Industrial Base partnership consists of Department of Defense (DoD) components, more than 100,000 Defense Industrial Base companies and their subcontractors who perform under contract to the DoD, companies providing incidental materials and services to the DOD, and government-owned/contractor-operated and government-owned/government-operated facilities. The Defense Industrial Base Sector-Specific Plan details how the National Infrastructure Protection Plan risk management framework is implemented.

Mission Support

As part of the broader national effort to strengthen the security and resilience of critical infrastructure, the Defense Industrial Base (DIB) Sector coordinates with the DHS and other relevant Federal agencies and collaborates with critical infrastructure owners and operators, regulatory agencies, and SLTT entities to implement their overall mission. In addition, they serve as a day-to-day Federal interface for the coordination of their sector-specific activities, and carry out incident management responsibilities and provide, support, and facilitate technical assistance for the sector to identify vulnerabilities and help mitigate incidents.


The DIB Sector provides internal reporting exclusively to DoD. Their analytical products include details on specific DIB facilities impacted, or potentially affected by a pending threat. External data sources such as USGS and NOAA provide key data to support their efforts on modeling potential impacts. Products include details on facilities of interest in the form of maps and reports. In addition, they provide direct access to the DIB Facilities layer to LE entities around the nation in order to support their outreach and education efforts. The sector primarily utilizes Google Earth, but also works with the DHS Geospatial Management Office (GMO)’s Geographic Information Infrastructure (GII) and ArcGIS on an ad hoc basis.

Case Study


The Sector provides its Defense Industrial Base (DIB) Facilities to HIFLD (Homeland Infrastructure Foundation Level Data). The most current data are included in the 2019 release. Refer to the “Manufacturing” subcategory in the HIFLD data catalog at:

Data are also shared in KML format to their direct partners.

For additional information on the Defense Industrial Base data, contact Eric Hogg at

* To request HIFLD data, please contact the HIFLD helpdesk at

Updated on March 31, 2020