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Sector-Specific Plans (SSPs) support the National Infrastructure Protection Plan. The SPPs provide a coordinated approach to establish national priorities, goals, and requirements for critical infrastructure and key resources (CIKR) protection.

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National Infrastructure Protection Plan

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The National Infrastructure Protection Plan (NIPP) and supporting Sector-Specific Plans (SSPs) provide a coordinated approach to critical infrastructure and key resources (CIKR) protection roles and responsibilities for federal, state, local, tribal, and private sector security partners. The NIPP sets national priorities, goals, and requirements for effective distribution of funding and resources which will help ensure that our government, economy, and public services continue in the event of a terrorist attack or other disaster.

The plan is based on the following:

  • Strong public-private partnerships which will foster relationships and facilitate coordination within and across CIKR sectors.
  • Robust multi-directional information sharing which will enhance the ability to assess risks, make prudent security investments, and take protective action.
  • Risk management framework establishing processes for combining consequence, vulnerability, and threat information to produce a comprehensive, systematic, and rational assessment of national or sector risk.

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Download the NIPP

For additional information on the plan or on how to obtain copies of the NIPP, please email us at NIPP@dhs.gov.

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Sector-Specific Plans (SSPs)

The SSPs provide the means by which the NIPP is implemented across all critical infrastructure and key resources (CIKR) sectors, as well as a national framework for each sector to address its unique characteristics and risk landscape. This coordinated approach applies federal funding and resources in the most effective manner to manage risk. Read More

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NIPP Training Course

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