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2015 Sector-Specific Plans

As part of the National Infrastructure Protection Plan, the public and private sector partners in each of the 16 critical infrastructure sectors and the state, local, tribal, and territorial government community have developed a Sector-Specific Plan that focuses on the unique operating conditions and risk landscape within that sector. Developed in close collaboration with federal agencies and private sector partners, the Sector-Specific Plans are updated every four years to ensure that each sector is adjusting to the ever-evolving risk landscape.

The 2015 Sector-Specific Plans establish goals and priorities for the sector that address their current risk environment, such as the nexus between cyber and physical security, interdependence between various sectors, risks associated with climate change, aging and outdated infrastructure, and the need to ensure continuity in a workforce that is rapidly approaching retirement. Representing key aspects of national economic and physical security, these sectors include services people rely on every day, like transportation, communication, energy, water, food and agriculture, chemical, financial, healthcare, and other essential services that sustain the economic vitality and a high standard of living for Americans.

Businesses and government partners in each critical infrastructure sector can use their respective 2015 Sector-Specific Plan to develop individual paths forward as they address security challenges and build resilience within the unique risk management perspectives, priorities, and resources distinct to their sector. The plans also suggest ways to develop meaningful metrics that sectors can use to measure their progress as they enhance the security and resilience of their critical infrastructure.

By applying the actions outlined in the plans, sector participants should be able to create products and tools that support the local and regional jurisdictions where facilities and systems are located and events take place. The plans also provide common language and taxonomy, as well as a look at promising examples of how coordination and other activities at the national level may be applicable at the local and regional levels.

Download the 2015 Sector-Specific Plans Fact Sheet.

Chemical Sector

2015 Chemical Sector-Specific Plan
Sector-Specific Agency: Department of Homeland Security

Commercial Facilities Sector

2015 Commercial Facilities Sector-Specific Plan
Sector-Specific Agency: Department of Homeland Security

Communications Sector

2015 Communications Sector-Specific Plan
Sector-Specific Agency: Department of Homeland Security

Critical Manufacturing Sector

2015 Critical Manufacturing Sector-Specific Plan
Sector-Specific Agency: Department of Homeland Security

Dams Sector

2015 Dams Sector-Specific Plan
Sector-Specific Agency: Department of Homeland Security

Defense Industrial Base Sector

2015 Defense Industrial Base Sector-Specific Plan (pending)
Sector-Specific Agency: Department of Defense

Emergency Services Sector

2015 Emergency Services Sector-Specific Plan
Sector-Specific Agency: Department of Homeland Security

Energy Sector

2015 Energy Sector-Specific Plan
Sector-Specific Agency: Department of Energy

Financial Services Sector

2015 Financial Services Sector-Specific Plan
Sector-Specific Agency: Department of the Treasury

Food and Agriculture Sector

2015 Food and Agriculture Sector-Specific Plan
Sector-Specific Agency: Department of Agriculture and Department of Health and Human Services

Government Facilities Sector

2015 Government Facilities Sector-Specific Plan
Sector-Specific Agency: Department of Homeland Security and General Services Administration

Healthcare and Public Health Sector

2015 Healthcare and Public Health Sector-Specific Plan
Sector-Specific Agency: Department of Health and Human Services

Information Technology Sector

2015 Information Technology Sector-Specific Plan
Sector-Specific Agency: Department of Homeland Security

Nuclear Reactors, Materials, and Waste Sector

2015 Nuclear Sector-Specific Plan
Sector-Specific Agency: Department of Homeland Security

State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial Government Coordinating Council

2015 State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial Government Coordinating Council Sector-Specific Plan
Sector-Specific Agency: Department of Homeland Security

Transportation Systems Sector

2015 Transportation Systems Sector-Specific Plan
Sector-Specific Agency: Department of Homeland Security and Department of Transportation

Water and Wastewater Sector

2015 Water and Wastewater Sector-Specific Plan
Sector-Specific Agency: Environmental Protection Agency

Last Published Date: March 22, 2017

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