Since I wasn’t able to attend the meeting I don’t know how much attention was paid to my submitted comments. But, since I submitted my comments early I would like to think that the study committee had a chance to review them prior to the development of their presentation that was made at yesterday’s meeting. Again, we only have a copy of their slide presentation, which lacks the additional information included in the oral presentation accompanying the slides, but there are some interesting parallels between their presentation and my comments.
The study proposal presented at the meeting expects for the group to take a year to accomplish this study. It will primarily focus on ‘leading executives and subject matter experts (SME) in business and government’ as the primary information sources. Among other things it will specifically “identify initial set of issues related to private sector participation and interaction” (slide 9) with existing fusion centers and identify “initial set of information sharing challenges, gaps, and best practices”.
The study group also expects to do some case studies using five of NIPP critical sectors;
● Chemical SectorInterestingly CFATS covered facilities can be found in all but one of those sectors, the Financial Services Sector.
● Commercial Facilities Sector
● Healthcare and Public Health Sector
● Oil & Natural Gas Sector
● Financial Services Sector