An Overview of Pilot Projects in Support of Critical Infrastructure Resilience
DEFENCE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CANADA OTTAWA (ONTARIO) OTTAWA Canada
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This paper describes two pilot projectsundertaken in the Province of British Columbia BC by theDefence Research and Development Canada - Centre forSecurity Science DRDC CSS in partnership with EmergencyManagement British Columbia EMBC and local communities.The pilot projects occurred between May 2012 and September2013 with three communities of population ranging from 5000 to90,000. Various aspects of CI resilience were targeted, fromunderstanding and analysing dependencies to enhancingplanning. Different analytical approaches were employed andevaluated, including architecture frameworks, soft systemsmethodology and value-focused thinking. In a previous paperdescribing the problem formulation and solution strategy, anumber of challenges to CI resilience were identified, related togovernance, trust, information sharing, culture, assessmentmethodologies and resources. Pilot projects are discussed here inthe context of these challenges. Our experience has led us tohypothesize that it is not tools per se that communities want, butrather meaningful analyses performed with an understanding ofthe local environment.