Accession Number : ADA560633


Title :   What's My Lane? Identifying the State Government Role in Critical Infrastructure Protection


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA DEPT OF NATIONAL SECURITY AFFAIRS


Personal Author(s) : Donnelly, Timothy S


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a560633.pdf


Report Date : Mar 2012


Pagination or Media Count : 153


Abstract : What constitutes an effective Critical Infrastructure and Key Resources (CIKR) protection program for Massachusetts? Chapters I and II provide scope and context for the topic by reviewing historical events and government strategies regarding critical infrastructure protection. Chapter III reviews the roles of the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Defense in infrastructure protection, the two most influential agencies tasked to support the federal infrastructure protection initiative. Chapter IV analyzes the private-sector role in infrastructure protection as articulated in federal strategies, academic research, federally directed studies, and professional journals. The National Infrastructure Protection Plan's framework for managing the risk to CIKR will be used as a guide in Chapter V to evaluate the infrastructure protection strategies of Arizona, Virginia, and Washington. Finally, Chapter VI recommends that Massachusetts develop a state infrastructure assurance program vice a Critical Infrastructure Protection Program. Concepts such as reframing the critical infrastructure debate and creating public-private partnerships and information sharing processes to build trust among the entities invested in the delivery of infrastructure services are recommended for inclusion in a state infrastructure assurance strategy and subsequent infrastructure assurance program.


Descriptors :   *DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE , *HOMELAND SECURITY , *INFRASTRUCTURE , *MASSACHUSETTS , *PROTECTION , *STATE GOVERNMENT , *STRATEGY , ARIZONA , COMPUTER NETWORK SECURITY , HISTORY , INFORMATION EXCHANGE , RELIABILITY , RISK MANAGEMENT , TELEPHONE SYSTEMS , THESES , THREATS , VIRGINIA , VULNERABILITY , WASHINGTON(STATE)


Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Civil Defense


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE