Critical Infrastructure Security
Federal agencies are required to provide justifications before requesting information from individuals and groups to ensure that the information is necessary and will used effectively.
DHS serves as a liaison between the private sector, through the Chemical Sector Coordinating Council (SCC), and the public sector, through the Chemical Government Coordinating Council (GCC).
These are the 2015 Sector-Specific Plans that support the National Infrastructure Protection Plan.
Chemical Sector owners and operators have a strong history of working in partnership to develop industry practices that build a culture of safety and security. Read more on how partnerships are enhancing security and resilience in the Chemical Sector.
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The majority of Chemical Sector assets are privately owned and operated. However, the highest-risk assets are regulated for security through several different regulatory programs.
Small and midsize chemical facilities are vital to the Chemical Sector and subject to the same threat environment as their larger counterparts. Working together, both public and private sector partners can improve the cyber and physical security and resilience of the Chemical Sector.
U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) Office of Infrastructure Protection Deputy Assistant Secretary Robert Kolasky addresses NPPD’s efforts to secure the Nation’s critical infrastructure and make it more resilient against all risks.
The IP Gateway Consolidated Help Desk provides services to users of both the IP Gateway and the Protected Critical Infrastructure Information Management System.