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Note: The President's Critical Infrastructure Protection Board is now known as the National Infrastructure Advisory Council (NIAC) and operates within the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

National Strategy for the Physical Protection of Critical Infrastructures and Key Assets

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The National Strategy for Physical Protection of Critical Infrastructures and Key Assets serves as a critical bridge between the National Strategy for Homeland Security and a national protection plan to be developed by the Department of Homeland Security. The strategic objectives that underpin the national infrastructure and key asset protection effort include:
  • Identifying and assuring the protection of those infrastructure and assets we deem most critical;
  • Providing timely warning and assuring the protection of those infrastructures and assets that face a specific, imminent threat; and
  • Assuring the protection of other infrastructures and assets that may become targets over time by pursuing specific initiatives and enabling a collaborative environment between the public and private sector.

Table of Contents

Letter from the President (PDF - 435k)

Executive Summary (PDF - 54k)

Introduction (PDF - 58k)

The Case for Action (PDF - 73k)

National Policy and Guiding Principles (PDF - 53k)

Organizing and Partnering for Critical Infrastructure and Key Asset Protection (PDF - 74k)

Cross-Sector Security Priorities (PDF - 176k)

Securing Critical Infrastructures (PDF - 573k)

Protecting Key Assets (PDF - 242k)

Conclusion (PDF - 44k)

Acronyms (PDF - 20k)