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Critical Infrastructure and Key Resources

Definition/Scope: CIKR includes assets, systems, and networks, whether physical or virtual, so vital that their failure or destruction would have a debilitating impact on security, continuity of government, continuity of operations, public health and safety, public confidence, or any combination of these effects. Protection includes actions to mitigate the overall risk to CIKR assets, systems, networks, functions, or their interconnecting links resulting from exposure, injury, destruction, incapacitation, or exploitation. In the context of the NIPP, this includes actions to deter the threat, mitigate vulnerabilities, or minimize consequences associated with a terrorist attack or other incident. Also known as HSPD-7.

Used For:

Protection WFF



Broader Terms:

mission essential vulnerable area
National Infrastructure Protection Plan
Office of Private Sector Liaison

Narrower Terms:

Commanders Emergency Response Program
critical infrastructure
Homeland Security Presidential Directive - 7
Ministry of Health (Iraq)
vital resources (water, food and medical)

Related Terms:

Continuity Of Operations
Federal Emergency Management Agency
Grant Programs Directorate
Infrastructure and Geophysical Division
Law Enforcement Terrorism Prevention Program
mission essential functions
National Preparedness Directorate
National Preparedness System
National Response Framework
Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Office of Fossil Energy
Office of Private Sector Liaison

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