Meetings — CIP Priorities

Critical Transportation Infrastructure Protection

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Security/CIP page launched.  Research Agenda available
The agenda will evolve.  The consultation continues, below

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 Interest

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

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 moves forward.

Transportation infrastructure includes, for our purposes:

Threats to infrastructure may be deliberate, accidental or natural.
How to Participate
  • Please fill 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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