Energy Sector-Specific Plan: An Annex to the National Infrastructure Protection Plan [2010]   [open pdf - 4MB]

"In January 2009, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced completion of the revised version of the National Infrastructure Protection Plan (NIPP), a comprehensive risk management framework that defines critical infrastructure protection (CIP) roles and responsibilities for all levels of government, private industry, and other sector partners. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has been designated the Sector-Specific Agency (SSA) for the Energy Sector, and is tasked with coordinating preparation and implementation of an Energy Sector-Specific Plan (SSP) that is an annex to the NIPP. [...] The energy infrastructure provides fuel to the Nation, and in turn depends on the Nation's transportation, information technology, communications, finance, and government infrastructures. The energy systems and networks cross the Nation's borders, making international collaboration a necessary component of the sector's efforts to secure the energy infrastructure. Protecting and improving the resilience of the Electricity and Oil and Natural Gas subsectors in the face of both manmade and natural disasters will be an ongoing effort that requires continued vigilance, contingency planning, and training. The combined sector vision and goals communicate the comprehensive physical and cyber preparedness, protective, and recovery measures that the government and infrastructure owners and operators are working together to achieve for the sector."

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