Week Two Discussion One 19325495


Weekly discussions must be completed on time and written in APA rules. Initial post must be a minimum of 300 words not including references.  

How does the nation’s failure to act to improve the condition of U.S. infrastructures systems affect the nation’s economic performance? What does the USA PATRIOT ACT have to do with the internet? What is the National Plan? Finally, explain the seven core tenants established of the NIPP?



  • Infrastructure Security in the United States – A Historical Perspective Module (Module 1): the following parts of the commentary:
    • Topic 3: Infrastructure Security Issues in Contemporary Conflict: World War II and the Cold War
    • Topic 4: Modern America: The Policy Response to Terrorism – Oklahoma City to 9/11 (1995 – 2001)
  • Failure to Act https://www.infrastructurereportcard.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/ASCE-Failure-to-Act-2016-FINAL.pdf
  • Presidential Policy Directive (PPD-21) on Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience (2013) http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2013/02/12/presidential-policy-directive-critical-infrastructure-security-and-resil and Joint National Priorities for Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience https://www.dhs.gov/sites/default/files/publications/JointNationalPrioritiesFactSheet-508.pdf
  • Presidential Policy Directive (PPD-8) National Preparedness http://www.dhs.gov/presidential-policy-directive-8-national-preparedness
  • NIPP 2013:  Partnering for Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience https://www.dhs.gov/sites/default/files/publications/national-infrastructure-protection-plan-2013-508.pdf
  • USA Patriot Act Critical Infrastructures Protection https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/42/5195c
  • The Internet and the USA Patriot Act:  Potential Implications for Electronic Privacy, Security, Commerce and Government https://epic.org/privacy/terrorism/usapatriot/RL31289.pdf
  • National Preparedness Goal 2015 https://www.fema.gov/media-library-data/1443799615171-2aae90be55041740f97e8532fc680d40/National_Preparedness_Goal_2nd_Edition.pdf 
  • Homeland Security Act of 2002: Title II – Information Analysis and Infrastructure Protection, Subtitle A – Directorate for Information Analysis and Infrastructure Protection, Access to Information (Sec. 201-202); Subtitle B – Critical Infrastructure Information (Sec. 211-215) and Subtitle C – Information Security (Sec. 221-225) (pages 11- 25) http://www.dhs.gov/xlibrary/assets/hr_5005_enr.pdf
  • The National Strategy for Homeland Security, 2002 (pages xiii, ix, 29-35) http://permanent.access.gpo.gov/lps20641/nat_strat_hls.pdf
  • The National Strategy for Homeland Security, 2007 (pages 1, 13, 25-30, 39, 42) https://www.dhs.gov/xlibrary/assets/nat_strat_homelandsecurity_2007.pdf
  • The Department of Homeland Security Fiscal Years 2014-2018 Strategic Plan https://www.dhs.gov/sites/default/files/publications/FY14-18%20Strategic%20Plan.PDFPages 8, 14, 18 – 22, 29 – 31, 38 – 39, 46
  • Executive Order – Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/the-press-office/2013/02/12/executive-order-improving-critical-infrastructure-cybersecurity

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