Alternate Title: EO 13010: Critical Infrastructure Protection
Certain national infrastructures are so vital that their incapacity or destruction would have a debilitating impact on the defense or economic security of the United States. These critical infrastructures include telecommunications, electrical power systems, gas and oil storage and transportation, banking and finance, transportation, water supply systems, emergency services (including medical, police, fire, and rescue), and continuity of government. Threats to these critical infrastructures fall into two categories: physical threats to tangible property ("physical threats"), and threats of electronic, radio-frequency, or computer-based attacks on the information or communications components that control critical infrastructures ("cyber threats"). Because many of these critical infrastructures are owned and operated by the private sector, it is essential that the government and private sector work together to develop a strategy for protecting them and assuring their continued operation. Order continues with details on establishment, membership, committee structure, and mission of the President's Commission on Critical Infrastructure Protection.
Executive Order 13010; EO 13010
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Federal Register (July 17, 1996), v.61 no.138, p.37345-37350