Department of Homeland Security Critical Infrastructure Protection: Final Report of Federal Research Leaders Workshop   [open pdf - 560KB]

"The events of September 11th, 2001 forever changed how the Nation thinks about Homeland Security. Assumptions about the Nations relative immunity to terror events were shown to be false. The security of US citizens and protection of US assets is of utmost importance and requires a significant shift in homeland security policies. In response to protecting US assets and formulating more robust policies, the Administration created Homeland Security Presidential Directive 7 (HSPD-7), dated December 17, 2003. The directive specified that the 'Office of Science and Technology Policy, in coordination with the Department (DHS), will coordinate interagency research and development to enhance the protection of CI and key resources'. To support this mandate, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) jointly sponsored a workshop of Federal agency technical program managers in the area of Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) Research and Development (R&D). This workshop, organized through the Infrastructure Subcommittee of the National Science and Technology Council, was held on December 16, 2004 at the Sheraton Hotel in Crystal City (Arlington), Virginia. The workshop represented the first in a series of workshops to address important issues for technical managers from all Federal agencies involved in CIP R&D. The workshop was organized into three distinct portions: Context Setting, Mapping, and Priorities. Context setting offered workshop participants an opportunity to hear from leaders who's Agencies have a key role in CIP R&D and also to hear about efforts currently underway, such as the NCIP R&D Plan."

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