Country:United States
Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:2013
Policy Type:Policy Support>Strategic planning
Policy Target:Resilience / Adaptation
Agency:US Department of Homeland Security

The National Infrastructure Protection Plan (NIPP) seeks to secure and resilient critical infrastructure. The National Plan continues to focus on risk management as the foundation of critical infrastructure security and resilience and promotes partnerships as the key mechanism through which risks are managed. In doing so, it reaffirms the role of various coordinating structures including Sector Coordinating Councils, Government Coordinating Councils, and cross-sector councils.

Building on progress made toward critical infrastructure security and resilience by those councils and others over the past 10 years, this National Plan:

  • Elevates security and resilience as the primary aim of critical infrastructure homeland security planning efforts;
  • Updates the critical infrastructure risk management framework and addresses alignment to the National Preparedness System, across the prevention, protection, mitigation, response, and recovery mission areas;
  • Focuses on establishing a process to set critical infrastructure national priorities determined jointly by the public and private sector;
  • Integrates cyber and physical security and resilience efforts into an enterprise approach to risk management;
  • Affirms that critical infrastructure security and resilience efforts require international collaboration;
  • Supports execution of the National Plan and achievement of the National Preparedness Goal at both the national and community levels, with focus on leveraging regional collaborative efforts; and
  • Presents a detailed Call to Action with steps that will be undertaken, shaped by each sector’s priorities and in collaboration with critical infrastructure partners, to make progress toward security and resilience.

The National Plan also aligns with the President’s Climate Action Plan, issued in June 2013. The Climate Action Plan establishes a number of strategic objectives and directs Federal agencies to take further action to better prepare America for the impacts of climate change, including enhancing the resilience of infrastructure. 

Related policies:US Climate Action Plan

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