Nuclear Reactors, Materials, and Waste Sector-Specific Plan: An Annex to the National Infrastructure Protection Plan [2010]   [open pdf - 2MB]

"Protection of critical infrastructure and key resources (CIKR) is a necessary component of overall protection of the United States. Terrorist attacks, as well as unintentional manmade accidents and natural disasters, threaten CIKR and, therefore, threaten public health and safety, economic vitality, and the American way of life. As a critical step toward the overarching goal of nationwide CIKR protection, President George W. Bush issued Homeland Security Presidential Directive 7 (HSPD-7) in 2003, which called for establishment of a National Infrastructure Protection Plan (NIPP) to address critical infrastructure identifica¬tion, prioritization, and protection for all 17 CIKR sectors. HSPD-7 assigned responsibility for coordinating protection of CIKR in each sector to Sector-Specific Agencies (SSAs). The SSA for the Nuclear Reactors, Materials, and Waste Sector is the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). In DHS, the Office of Infrastructure Protection (IP), Sector-Specific Agency Executive Management Office (SSA EMO) has been assigned SSA responsibilities. […] The 2010 Nuclear SSP [Sector-Specific Plans] builds on the original Nuclear SSP, published in 2007, but reflects the increased emphasis on resilience, all-hazards, and cybersecurity included in the 2009 NIPP. In addition, the 2010 SSP includes a broader array of protective pro¬grams and resiliency strategies compared to the 2007 Nuclear SSP, to include the full spectrum of programs to protect nuclear and radiological materials, as well as nuclear facilities. Preparation of the 2010 Nuclear SSP involved input from a wide range of Nuclear Sector partners, including the membership of the Nuclear Sector Coordinating Council (NSCC) and the Nuclear Government Coordinating Council (NGCC). In accordance with DHS guidance, the Nuclear SSP will be updated annually and reissued every 3 years. The 2010 Nuclear SSP is the first reissue of the Nuclear SSP."

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