The National Monuments and Icons (NMI) Sector encompasses a diverse array of assets, networks, systems, and functions located throughout the United States. Many NMI assets are listed in either the National Register of Historic Places or the List of National Historic Landmarks.
NMI Sector assets are essentially physical structures and include the operational staff and visitors who may be impacted by a terrorist attack or all-hazard incident. There are minimal cyber and telecommunications issues associated with this sector due to the nature of the assets. All of the assets in the sector are owned by the federal government.
The NMI Sector is committed to ensuring the symbols of our nation remain protected and intact for future generations. In the course of protecting these monuments and icons, the sector will ensure that staff and visitors are also protected from harm. Because access to NMI assets is a hallmark of life in a free and open society, the sector strives for an appropriate balance between security, public access, and aesthetics. While the public nature of the sector limits the range of protective measures available for NMI assets, the sector continues to take appropriate steps to prevent adversaries from affecting the national psyche by damaging or destroying these important symbols.
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