The NICS Community of Practice (CoP) learning phase consists of four workshops, each with a focus on one category of potential NICS participant organizations (community-level, state, federal, and commercial/nonprofit). The aim of the learning phase is to assemble information needed by the NICS CoP to assess the desirability and feasibility of NICS and, assuming the results are favorable, develop a strong business case for its development. Overarching questions are:    (8ZH)

In each workshop, we examine activities and experience in the category of focus that might contribute to the development of NICS.    (8ZL)