Communications Sector-Specific Plan: An Annex to the National Infrastructure Protection Plan [2010]   [open pdf - 3MB]

"The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), National Communications System (NCS) serves as the Sector-Specific Agency for the Communications Sector. Private sector owners and operators have enjoyed a close working relationship with NCS since its inception in 1963. NCS and its partners coordinate the development and the implementation of the Communications Sector-Specific Plan (CSSP) to reduce risk across the Communications Sector. The CSSP is intended to ensure that the Communications Sector effectively coordinates with sector partners, other sectors, and DHS to enhance protection and resilience in an all-hazards environment. The CSSP presents a vision of how the Communications Sector will manage risk utilizing both public and private resources, how partners will implement programs and practices to achieve sector goals, and how the sector will measure the success of protective activities. The CSSP is the result of close collaboration among NCS, the Communications Sector Coordinating Council, and the Communications Government Coordinating Council. It provides a framework through which industry and government partners can develop a coordinated protection strategy." This Sector-Specific Plan is an update to the 2007 plan, providing a summary of accomplishments since its initial publication and a framework for the future.

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