Education Facilities Sector-Specific Plan: An Annex to the Government Facilities Sector-Specific Plan   [open pdf - 1MB]

"Critical infrastructure and key resources (CIKR) provide the essential services that support basic elements of American society. Compromise of these CIKR could disrupt key government and industry activities, facilities, and systems, producing cascading effects throughout the Nation's economy and society and profoundly affecting our national prestige and morale. Protection of U.S. CIKR is therefore vital to our Nation's security, economic vitality, and way of life. Because the functional categories of schools and higher education are aligned with the Government Facilities Sector (GFS), the Education Facilities Subsector (EFS) is a GFS subsector under the National Infrastructure Protection Plan (NIPP) for coordinating infrastructure protection efforts for schools and higher education institutions. The U.S. Department of Education's (ED) Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools (OSDFS) serves as the Sector-Specific Agency (SSA) for the subsector under the NIPP, as designated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). ED's mission is to promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access. Within ED, OSDFS administers, coordinates, and recommends policy for improving quality and excellence of programs and activities involving student health and safety, including guidance and information on emergency management efforts for schools and higher education institutions. OSDFS supports ED's mission by building school emergency management capacity and resilience at the Federal, State, and local levels. As the EFS SSA, OSDFS provides guidance and information to the education community in relation to infrastructure and security programs and resources for subsector CIKR protection."

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