The U.S. Department of Homeland Security, National Protection and Programs Directorate, Office of Infrastructure Protection (IP) leads and coordinates national programs and policies on critical infrastructure security and resilience and has established strong partnerships across government and the private sector. The office conducts and facilitates vulnerability and consequence assessments to help critical infrastructure owners and operators and State, local, tribal, and territorial partners understand and address risks to critical infrastructure. IP provides information on emerging threats and hazards so that appropriate actions can be taken. The office also offers tools and training to partners to help them manage the risks to their assets, systems, and networks.
Vision and Mission
The vision of the Office of Infrastructure Protection is secure and resilient critical infrastructure across the Nation achieved through sound risk management, collaboration, information sharing, innovation, effective program management, and a highly skilled workforce.
The mission is to lead the national effort to secure critical infrastructure from all hazards by managing risk and enhancing resilience through collaboration with the critical infrastructure community.
The Office of Infrastructure Protection Strategic Plan: 2012-2016 (PDF, 20 pages - 457 KB) addresses the Department’s responsibilities for safeguarding critical infrastructure, both physical and cyber, by reducing risk, sharing information, enhancing resilience, and promoting preparedness for all hazards.
Leadership and Organization
The Office of Infrastructure Protection is led by Assistant Secretary Caitlin Durkovich.
Five divisions comprise IP: