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Citation Edit

The White House, Homeland Security Presidential Directive 7 (HSPD-7): Critical Infrastructure Identification, Prioritization, and Protection (Dec. 17, 2003) (full-text).

Overview Edit

HSPD-7, issued in December 2003, superseded PDD-63 and:

HSPD 7 did not encompass protection of Federal government informa­tion systems.

As of February 12, 2013, Presidential Policy Directive 21 revoked HSPD 7. However, the policy directive continues to assign sector-specific agencies and states that plans developed pursuant to HSPD 7 will remain in effect until specifically revoked or superseded.

Additional obligations Edit

The Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), in coordination with the Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), must prepare on an annual basis a federal research and development (R&D) plan in support of the HSPD-7 directive. As the appropriate standing federal interagency forum, the Infrastructure Subcommittee[2] of the National Science and Technology Council (NSTC) was tasked with the development of the annual R&D plan to address critical infrastructure protection (CIP) for the United States.

The HSPD-7 directive also required the development of a comprehensive, integrated National Infrastructure Protection Plan (NIPP). This R&D plan was developed in close coordination with the Interim NIPP, released in February 2005. In its first year, the focus of the R&D plan was twofold: (1) the creation of a baseline, including the identification of major research and technology development efforts within federal agencies, and (2) the articulation of a vision that takes into account future needs and identifies research gaps based on known threats. Agency capabilities and near term plans were mapped to R&D focus areas. With this baseline in place and a vision for the future identified, a roadmap and investment plan can be developed in the 2005 national critical infrastructure protection R&D planning effort.

References Edit

  1. Each of the Sector-Specific Agencies developed a Sector-Specific Plan that details the application of the NIPP framework to the unique characteristics of their sector. The Critical Manufacturing Sector-Specific plan is under development.
  2. The Infrastructure Subcommittee is supported by two interagency working groups, namely Physical Structures and Systems and Critical Information Infrastructure Protection.

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