DHS Releases 2013 National Infrastructure Protection Plan (NIPP)

DHS logoFollowing the February 2013 issuance of Presidential Policy Directive 21 (PPD-21) that called for an update to the 2009 National Infrastructure Protection Plan (NIPP), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has released its newest plan: “NIPP 2013: Partnering for Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience.” The Plan “outlines how government and private sector participants in the critical infrastructure community work together to manage risks and achieve security and resilience outcomes.”

“The Plan was developed through a collaborative process involving stakeholders from all 16 critical infrastructure sectors, all 50 states, and from all levels of government and industry. It provides a clear call to action to leverage partnerships, innovate for risk management, and focus on outcomes.”

Specifically, NIPP 2013 calls for collaboration between stakeholders to achieve the following goals:

  • 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 Plan states that “[t]he 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.”

The HSDL also houses the 2009 NIPP, which can be accessed and referenced here.

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