This document presents the National Infrastructure Protection Plan developed to protect the Nation's critical infrastructure and key resources.
This document from the Department of Homeland Security presents the National Infrastructure Protection Plan (NIPP). The NIPP was developed as required by the Homeland and Security Act of 2002 and is designed to protect the Nation's critical infrastructure and key resources (CIKR) from deliberate efforts by terrorists to destroy, incapacitate, or exploit them. The NIPP and its 18 sector-specific plans are carried out by an integrated network of Federal, State, and local government departments and agencies, private sector entities, and a growing number of regional groups. This document contains seven sections detailing the specifics of the NIPP, including the authorities, roles, and responsibilities of government agencies and private groups involved with the NIPP; the primary strategy of the NIPP; organizing and partnering for protection of critical infrastructure and key resources; CIKR protection as part of the Homeland Security mission; ensuring an effective, efficient program over the long term; and providing resources for the CIKR protection program. The seven appendixes in the document provide additional information for stakeholders: cross-sector cybersecurity and international CIKR protection; summary of relevant statutes, strategies, and directives; key parts of the protection plan: NIPP core criteria for risk assessments, existing CIKR protection programs and initiatives, and infrastructure data warehouse; integrating CIKR protection as part of the Homeland Security mission; and science and technology plans and programs. Glossary, list of terms, tables, and figures
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