Remarks by Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff at Brookings on the Nation's Critical Infrastructure [September 5, 2008] [open pdf - 108KB]
From the remarks of Michael Chertoff: "It's really wonderful for me to have the opportunity to join you to address some of the long-term security issues that are going to be facing our nation over the next five years. The one thing we know is this: our critical infrastructure is going to outlast the term of office for most of the people in government today. It's going to outlast the politics that go in year-in and year-out and it's going to outlast the kinds of funding conflicts that we typically deal with in each budget cycle. Therefore, the process of identifying the critical assets, coming up with a serious maintenance strategy and committing to carrying that out has got to be a multiyear concerted effort."
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