Friday, November 17, 2006

U.S. GAO: Infrastructure Protection Stresses Resilience, Recovery

Alice Lipowicz writes on Washington Technology:

Plans for protecting the nation’s critical information technology networks and systems are focused on developing resiliency and quick recovery rather than on safeguarding against every type of threat, according to a new report [.pdf] from the Government Accountability Office.

The GAO report provides an update on activities of the nation’s 17 critical infrastructure sectors, including IT, energy, food, water, transportation and health care, which are developing plans due in December to protect their sectors from terrorist attack. The goal is to coordinate with the National Infrastructure Protection Plan, which became final in June 2006.

More here.


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