National Infrastructure: Protecting, Funding and Rebuilding


Frederick H. Lupul (Editor)

Series: Terrorism, Hot Spots and Conflict-Related Issues

Protecting the critical infrastructure and key resources (CI/KR) of the United States is essential to the Nation’s security, public health and safety, economic vitality, and way of life. Attacks on CI/KR could significantly disrupt the functioning of government and business alike and produce cascading effects far beyond the targeted sector and physical location of the incident. Direct terrorist attacks and natural, manmade, or technological hazards could produce catastrophic losses in terms of human casualties, property destruction, and economic effects, as well as profound damage to public morale and confidence. Attacks using components of the Nation’s CI/KR as weapons of mass destruction could have even more devastating physical and psychological consequences.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Executive Summary

1. Introduction

2. Authorities, Roles, and Responsibilities

3. The Protection Program Strategy: Managing Risk

4. Organizing and Partnering for CI/KR Protection

5. Integrating CI/KR Protection as Part of the Homeland Security Mission

6. Ensuring an Effective, Efficient Program Over the Long Term

7. Providing Resources for the CI/KR Protection Program

List of Acronyms and Abbreviations

Glossary of Key Terms


Additional information



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