I am currently a candidate for a Masters in Infrastructure Planning and Management (IPM) at the University of Washington. In my recent class on Transportation Infrastructure we prepared a response to a question regarding the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) National Infrastructure Protection Plan (NIPP).
The question posed is in the box below....however, to answer the question a brief history of the NIPP and its development post 9/11 is summarized.
I think you will find this an interesting read and may make you wonder about the true value of the NIPP in today's environment.
Genesis of National Infrastructure Protection Plan
NIPP 2013 Partnering for Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience
- Risk should be identified and managed in a coordinated and comprehensive way across the critical infrastructure community to enable the effective allocation of security and resilience resources.
- Understanding and addressing risks from cross-sector dependencies and interdependencies is essential to enhancing critical infrastructure security and resilience.
- Gaining knowledge of infrastructure risk and interdependencies requires information sharing across the critical infrastructure community.
- The partnership approach to critical infrastructure security and resilience recognizes the unique perspectives and comparative advantages of the diverse critical infrastructure community
- Regional and State, Local Tribal and Territorial (SLTT) partnerships are crucial to developing shared perspectives on gaps and actions to improve critical infrastructure security and resilience.
- Infrastructure critical to the United States transcends national boundaries, requiring cross-border collaboration, mutual assistance, and other cooperative agreements
- Security and resilience should be considered during the design of assets, systems, and networks.