Department of Defense Critical Infrastructure Protection. 2002 Executive Report
ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF DEFENSE (COMMAND CONTROL COMMUNICATIONS AND INTELLIGENCE) WASHINGTON DC
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The concept of attacking and protecting infrastructure assets critical to a nations warfighting capabilities is as timeless as war itself. From its inception in 1998, the success of the DoD Critical Infrastructure Protection CIP Program has relied on the leadership of the Joint Staff, the vigilance of the uniformed services, the dedication of the DoD workforce to recognize infrastructure vulnerabilities, and the ability of our nations first responders to manage of the consequences of enemy attack. The result of an effective Critical Infrastructure Protection CIP program has been the improved mission assurance of the DoD to function under adverse and even extreme conditions. The rise of a credible terrorist threat with potential access to weapons of mass destruction has heightened the DoDs need to improve analysis and assessment capabilities essential to ensure we adequately protect the infrastructure assets critical to our National Military Strategy. The bitter lesson of September 11, 2001, and the simultaneous Anthrax attacks on our nation has shown that law enforcement agencies alone can not protect our vital assets. Therefore we need to understand what assets are critical to mission success, reduce or eliminate related vulnerabilities, and understand the interdependencies that support our defense infrastructure. The DoD CIP vision is to assure that the critical infrastructure assets on which the DoD depends are always available to mobilize, deploy, and sustain military operations. The work being done within the DoD CIP community represents the finest example of cooperation and collaboration between the DoD, Federal agencies, State and Local government, industry and national law enforcement since WWII. This Executive Summary provides a sample of the outstanding efforts and accomplishments of the DoD CIP community since September 11, 2001.
- Civil Defense
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
- Administration and Management