Critical Infrastructure Protection: DHS Could Better Manage Security Surveys and Vulnerability Assessments by Government Accountability Office


The Homeland Security Act of 2002 created DHS and gave the department wide-ranging responsibilities for, among other things, leading and coordinating the overall national critical infrastructure protection effort. Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD) 7 further defined critical infrastructure protection responsibilities for DHS and SSAs. HSPD-7 directed DHS to establish uniform policies, approaches, guidelines, and methodologies for integrating federal infrastructure protection and risk management activities within and across CIKR sectors.


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