Web site was last updated on May 9, 2003)
Critical Infrastructure Assurance Office (CIAO) has Moved to the Department
of Homeland Security
Critical Infrastructure Assurance Office (CIAO) has been integrated
into the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) under the
Information Analysis and Infrastructure Protection (IAIP) Directorate.
and Partnerships Office (PPO) within DHS-IAIP assumed many of the
responsibilities previously held by CIAO. The office's primary focus
is to raise issues that cut across industry sectors and ensure a cohesive
approach to achieving continuity in delivering critical infrastructure
IAIP and the
Planning and Partnerships Office will continue to provide the services
you have come to count on from us. For now, we will provide these
services on this web site. Over time, we will migrate our services
to the DHS website.
Strategies Released by The White House
On February 14, 2003,
Secretary Tom Ridge announced the release of two Presidential national
strategies that are follow-on documents of The
National Strategy for Homeland Security.
National Strategy for the Physical Protection of Critical Infrastructures
and Key Assets
identifies a clear set of national goals and objectives
and outlines the guiding principles that will underpin our efforts
to secure the infrastructures and assets vital to our national security,
governance, public health and safety, economy and public confidence.
National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace is part of our
overall effort to protect the nation. The purpose of this document
is to engage and empower Americans to secure the portions of cyberspace
that they own, operate, control, or with which they interact.
Tom Ridge discusses the President's new strategies for protecting
our critical infrastructure and increasing cybersecurity (click
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