Presidential Decision Directive 63: Protecting America's Critical Infrastructures [Fact Sheet] [open pdf - 19KB]
Alternate Title: PDD 63: Protecting America's Critical Infrastructures [Fact Sheet]
This Presidential Directive builds on the recommendations of the President's Commission on Critical Infrastructure Protection. In October 1997 the Commission issued its report, calling for a national effort to assure the security of the United States' increasingly vulnerable and interconnected infrastructures, such as telecommunications, banking and finance, energy, transportation, and essential government services. Presidential Decision Directive 63 is the culmination of an intense, interagency effort to evaluate those recommendations and produce a workable and innovative framework for critical infrastructure protection. Included is the President's policy, and the new structure to deal with this important challenge.
Presidential Decision Directive 63; PDD 63