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dc.contributor.authorLewis, Ted G.
dc.contributor.authorDarken, Rudy
dc.date.accessioned2013-09-30T15:23:49Z
dc.date.available2013-09-30T15:23:49Z
dc.date.issued2005
dc.identifier.citationHomeland Security Affairs, v.1, no.2, 2005, article no. 1
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/36762
dc.description.abstractThe national strategy for the protection of critical infrastructure and key assets is not working due to a number of failed strategies, which this article examines in detail: federalism (separation of state and federal governmental controls) advocates that the first line of defense is local first responders; two years adter the creation of the Department of Homeland Security, and the consequent requirement that states perform vunerability and risk analysis on their critical infrastructures, DHS has yet to define basic terminology needed for states to perform meaningful analysis ("vunerability" "risk"), or precisely state the objectives of such analysis; private ownership of the majority of infrastructure assets has been used as an excuse to do nothing - a major myth that is not only wasteful of effort, but dangerous to the security of the nation; and finally, the notion that critical infrastructure sectors are so large and complex that only the highest-consequence, lowest-probability events can be prevented has led to further missteps in the road to crtical infrastructure protection policy. This article ends with recommendations for policy changes that address these issues.en_US
dc.format.extent14 p.en_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California, Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.titlePotholes and detours in the road to critical infrastructure protection policyen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.departmentCenter for Homeland Defense and Security
dc.subject.authorcritical infrastructure protectionen_US
dc.subject.authorrisk analysisen_US
dc.subject.authorpublic-private partnershipen_US
dc.subject.authorcritical infrastructure policyen_US


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