Meetings — CIP Priorities
Critical Transportation Infrastructure Protection
In 1996 the Clinton administration, via Executive Order 13010, identified
8 infrastructures critical to the physical and economic security of the
U.S. — Electrical Power; Gas and Oil Production, Storage and Delivery;
Telecommunications; Banking and Finance; Water Supply Systems; Transportation;
Emergency Services; Government Operations. In May 1998, the President
issued two Decision Directives (PPDs 62 and 63) to protect critical infrastructure
against physical and cyber terrorism. Measures were to be put in
place so that interruptions to federal, state, local government and private
sector operations would at worst be “brief, infrequent, manageable, geographically
isolated, and minimally detrimental” to national welfare.
The post-September2001 security environment lends new urgency to this,
and Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) is now a priority that DOTs
have to balance against transportation performance and economic efficiency.
NCRST–Infrastructure is broadening its research agenda to explore the role
of remote sensing and spatial information technologies in identification
and protection of critical transport infrastructure. Activities
planned for 2002 include
To help us draft as comprehensive a research plan as possible, we invite
you to submit views and research topics in this On-Line Consultation.
There is no minimum or maximum length, and we invite both original thoughts
and references to existing articles/activities. Extended contributions
and attachments may be e-mailed to email@example.com.
compilation of materials and data
coordination of activities with CIP agencies
specialist meeting of CIP professionals, including private and public agencies,
The initial purpose of this consultation in April 2002 was to create
a research agenda. That has since been completed and the document
is now available for download. Nevertheless the consultation continues
indefinitely, and we continue to solicit visitor input as the research
Transportation infrastructure includes, for our purposes:
Threats to infrastructure may be deliberate, accidental or natural.
road, rail, air and waterway infrastructure
terminals, intermodal facilities and warehouses
special needs of hazardous and non-hazardous materials in transit
in the form (a) identifying yourself and (b) offering your thoughts.
If you have practical
expertise in CIP and would like to participate in specialist meetings,
please check the appropriate box on the form.
Contributors will receive
e-mail notification when the report is ready, and you may elect to have
your contact information stored in our mailing list for updates and news
of other activities.
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