Alternate Title: National Infrastructure Protection Plan 2013: Partnering for Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience
"Our national well-being relies upon secure and resilient critical infrastructure--those assets, systems, and networks that underpin American society. To achieve this security and resilience, critical infrastructure partners must collectively identify priorities, articulate clear goals, mitigate risk, measure progress, and adapt based on feedback and the changing environment. 'NIPP [National Infrastructure Protection Plan] 2013: Partnering for Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience' (hereafter referred to as the 'National Plan'), guides the national effort to manage risk to the Nation's critical infrastructure. The community involved in managing risks to critical infrastructure is wide-ranging, composed of partnerships among owners and operators; Federal, State, local, tribal, and territorial governments; regional entities; non-profit organizations; and academia. Managing the risks from significant threat and hazards to physical and cyber critical infrastructure requires an integrated approach across this diverse community to:  Identify, deter, detect, disrupt, and prepare for threats and hazards to the Nation's critical infrastructure;  Reduce vulnerabilities of critical assets, systems, and networks; and  Mitigate the potential consequences to critical infrastructure of incidents or adverse events that do occur. The success of this integrated approach depends on leveraging the full spectrum of capabilities, expertise, and experience across the critical infrastructure community and associated stakeholders. This requires efficient sharing of actionable and relevant information among partners to build situational awareness and enable effective risk-informed decision making."
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