Accession Number:

ADA454038

Title:

Risk Management and Critical Infrastructure Protection: Assessing, Integrating, and Managing Threats, Vulnerabilities and Consequences

Descriptive Note:

Congressional rept.

Corporate Author:

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS WASHINGTON DC CONGRESSIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2005-02-04

Pagination or Media Count:

29.0

Abstract:

The 911 Commission recommended that efforts to protect various modes of transportation and allocation of federal assistance to state and local governments should be based on an assessment of risk. In doing so, the Commission was reiterating existing federal policy regarding the protection of all the nation s critical infrastructures. The Homeland Security Act of 2002 P.L. 107-296 and other Administration documents have assigned the Department of Homeland Security specific duties associated with coordinating the nations efforts to protect its critical infrastructure, including using a risk management approach to set priorities. Many of these duties have been delegated to the Information Analysis and Infrastructure Protection IAIP Directorate.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Civil Defense

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE