Tuesday, February 24, 2009

2009 National Infrastructure Protection Plan Released

A blog at HSDL.org reported Friday that DHS had released the new version of the National Infrastructure Protection Plan (NIPP). The NIPP provides a strategy for managing and reducing the risks to the nation’s critical infrastructure and key resources (CIKR) from a “from a complex mix of manmade and naturally occurring threats and hazards”. The 2009 version of the NIPP replaces the 2006 version. The draft of this document was published in November, 2008 with the public comment period ending on December 1st. Only five comments were received in the two week comment period. The complex subject and the bureaucratic language made the draft so hard to read that I was surprised to see that many comments. It does not appear that there were any substantive improvements to the writing style in the final version. I highly recommend this document as a substitute for harsh chemical sleep aids.

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