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June 29, 2006

DHS set to release final National Infrastructure Protection Plan

Filed under: General Homeland Security — by Christian Beckner on June 29, 2006

From PR Newswire:

ICIS news quoted Robert Stephan, assistant secretary for infrastructure protection at the Department of Homeland Security, as saying the department has completed work on a comprehensive national infrastructure protection plan (NIPP) and will meet its end-of-June deadline for publication.

Prompted by the September 2001 terrorist attacks, the infrastructure protection plan is designed to assess the threat against and vulnerability of 17 major industries, including chemicals manufacturing. It also is designed to assess the possible consequences of a terrorist attack against key national resources such as pipelines, rail traffic, the electric power grid and others.

Speaking at the Chemical Security Summit in Baltimore, Stephan said the plan to be announced tomorrow “is the first national blueprint to secure this country from terrorist attacks.”
“Whether we like it or not,” Stephan said, “we are living in the 21st century threat and risk environment and we have to deal with it. There’s no going back.”

The report should presumably show up here tomorrow.

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1 Comment »

Comment by Ballstonian

June 29, 2006 @ 3:14 pm

HLSWatch! Where are the outraged posts on the way the rain crippled DC this week? If the gridlock and metro system collapse isn\’t a gaping hole in our homeland security readiness, I don\’t know what is. If a little water can trap someone on the metro for an hour and fifteen minutes, what would a terrorist attack do? Let\’s see some posting blogman!

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