FY 2002 Annual Report to Congress on Combating Terrorism   [open pdf - 2MB]

"This is the fourth annual Report on Combating Terrorism. It provides funding and programmatic information on the Federal government's efforts to combat terrorist activity both domestically and overseas, including defense against terrorist incidents involving weapons of mass destruction (WMD). Unless otherwise noted, funding for both domestic and overseas activities are included in the totals when discussing combating terrorism activities throughout the Report. The Report also provides basic information on efforts to protect critical infrastructure and continuity of operations related to the combating terrorism mission. Critical infrastructures are those physical and cyber-based systems essential to national security, national economic security, and public health and safety. Continuity of operations are those agency activities that ensure the mission essential functions of each agency continue no matter the cause of the disruption, even in the face of a catastrophic event. Because critical infrastructure protection (CIP) and continuity of operations (COOP) encompass the potential threat from equipment failure, human error, weather and natural disasters, and criminal or terrorist attacks, CIP and COOP are considered separate but related missions to combating terrorism. You can find more detail on the government's efforts to protect the nation's critical infrastructures in the Administration's 'National Plan for Information Systems Protection', as well as the forthcoming National Strategies for Homeland Security and Cyber Security."

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