Infragard Buffalo


InfraGard is a partnership between the FBI and the private sector that began in 1996. It is an association of persons 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 U.S. In 2003, the private sector members of InfraGard formed the “InfraGard National Members Alliance” (INMA). The INMA is a non-profit Corporation with a 501(c)3 status. The INMA is comprised of 84 separate 501(c)3 InfraGard Member Alliances (IMAs) that represent over 45,000 InfraGard Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) nationwide.

InfraGard Buffalo Members Alliance, Inc. (IBMA) works in partnership with the Buffalo FBI field office at One FBI Plaza, Buffalo, NY 14202. Our members are individuals who have been vetted by the FBI for Official Use Only (FOUO) and Law Enforcement Sensitive (LES) information. Our Chapter is continually growing and has over 450 members governed by our Board of Directors.

At the chapter level, members meet to discuss threats and other matters that impact critical infrastructure. The meetings—led by a local governing board and an FBI agent who serves as InfraGard coordinator—give everyone an opportunity to share experiences and best practices.