Critical Infrastructure and Key Resources Support Annex

Critical Infrastructure and Key Resources Support Annex

The Critical Infrastructure and Key Resources (CIKR) Support Annex describes policies, roles and responsibilities, and the concept of operations for assessing, prioritizing, protecting, and restoring critical infrastructure and key resources of the United States and its territories and possessions during actual or potential domestic incidents. The annex details processes to ensure coordination and integration of CIKR-related activities among a wide array of public and private incident managers and CIKR security partners within immediate incident areas as well as at the regional and national levels. Specifically, the annex does the following:

  • Describes roles and responsibilities for CIKR preparedness, protection, response, recovery, restoration, and continuity of operations relative to National Response Framework (NRF) coordinating structures and National Incident Management System (NIMS) guiding principles.
  • Establishes a concept of operations for incident-related CIKR preparedness, protection, response, recovery, and restoration.
  • Outlines incident-related actions (including preresponse and postresponse) to expedite information sharing and analysis of actual or potential impacts to CIKR and facilitate requests for assistance and information from public- and private-sector partners.

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