Homeland Security

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Explanation of the importance of involvement Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has with private enterprises and their engagement in the protection of critical infrastructure and key resources (CIKR). Protecting our nation’s critical infrastructure requires collaborative engagement and interaction with public and private sector partners. The Department of Homeland Security Office of Infrastructure Protection (IP) works closely coordinating with these sectors to mitigate risk within the nation’s critical infrastructure by developing and implementing an effective critical infrastructure protection program. Since 85% of the nation’s critical infrastructure is owned and operated by the private sector, it is important that the Department of…show more content…
Whether physical or virtual, our critical infrastructures are the networks, systems, and assets that are vital to the United States. If these critical infrastructures are destroyed or incapacitated, it would have a debilitating effect on our national public health and safety, national economic security, and our overall security. How the DHS engage private enterprises in the protection of critical infrastructure and key resources (CIKR). The Department of Homeland Security is ready to help public, private, and government sectors prepare and recover from any catastrophic event that may occur across the United States. They conduct assessments within communities in regards to the infrastructure to help businesses and local government officials decide where the resources are needed to enhance security prior to events and recovery after an event. Resources and training is also provided by the Department of Homeland Security to educate and enhance the efforts for security and resilience. Examples of how programs address state, local, tribal, and territorial (SLTT) governments, private enterprises, and individuals in the Department of Homeland Security in regards to prevention, response, and…show more content…
To assist in preventing terrorist from entering the United States, this program requires that passengers flying into the United States provide the airlines with their passenger name record (PNR) data before departing from a foreign airport. There are multimodal Visible Intermodal Prevention and Response (VIPR) teams that were established by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), that work across the country in the transportation sectors, to prevent or disrupt potential attacks being planned by terrorist. This does not only include the airlines, it also includes all transportation elements such as interstate bus, rail, and cargo
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