National Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Research and Development Plan   [open pdf - 638KB]

"The purpose of this 'National Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Research and Development Plan' (hereafter referred to as the National CISR R&D Plan or the Plan) is to identify National R&D Priority Areas that inform R&D investments, promote innovation, and guide research activities across the critical infrastructure community. The critical infrastructure community includes public and private critical infrastructure owners and operators; Federal departments and agencies, including SSAs [Sector-Specific Agencies]; State, local, tribal, and territorial (SLTT) governments and regional entities; and other organizations from the private and non-profit sectors, including research and educational institutions and, in some cases, international partners and organizations. Future CISR R&D activities should be driven by continued collaborative efforts aimed at strengthening the security and resilience of critical infrastructure. Considering the essential connections that exist between the goods and services provided by critical infrastructure and the competitiveness and vitality of the national economy, this Plan highlights the need to consider the dynamic linkages among the interdependent infrastructure systems that underpin American society. This Plan recognizes the Nation's reliance on critical infrastructure, especially in urban areas, and promotes action to develop and deploy technologies and solutions to manage critical infrastructure risk at the local, regional, and national levels. By employing more localized, "place-based" strategies in addition to broader-scale programs at the regional and national levels, the critical infrastructure community can leverage redundancies in managing risk and improve the Nation's adaptability and resilience."

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