Critical Infrastructures: Background, Policy, and Implementation

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This report discusses the evolution of a national critical infrastructure policy and the institutional structures established to implement it. Critical infrastructure includes physical assets used to produce and distribute services such as electricity (including the power plants and electric grid), communications, and computers. The report highlights five issues of Congressional concern: identifying critical assets; assessing vulnerabilities and risks; allocating resources; information sharing; and regulation.

Creator(s): Moteff, John D.
Location(s): United States
Creation Date: July 11, 2011
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Moteff, John D.

Specialist in Science and Technology Policy

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Place of Publication: Washington D.C.
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  • Creation: July 11, 2011
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United States
Description:

This report discusses the evolution of a national critical infrastructure policy and the institutional structures established to implement it. Critical infrastructure includes physical assets used to produce and distribute services such as electricity (including the power plants and electric grid), communications, and computers. The report highlights five issues of Congressional concern: identifying critical assets; assessing vulnerabilities and risks; allocating resources; information sharing; and regulation.

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42 pages.

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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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