Critical Infrastructure

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Critical Infrastructure (CI) are systems, assets, and services that are necessary to ensure security, safety, and health. CI support the region’s economy and maintain public confidence. Destruction or compromise of any of these systems or services would have a debilitating impact on the area either directly, through interdependencies or from cascading effects.

Key resources are publicly or privately controlled resources essential to the minimal operations of the economy and government.

Critical Infrastructure are divided into 18 Sectors including:

  • Agriculture and Food
  • Chemical & Hazardous Materials Industry
  • Defense Industrial Base
  • Government Facilities
  • Nuclear Power Plants
  • Telecommunications
  • Banking and Finance
  • Critical Manufacturing
  • Emergency Services
  • Information Technology
  • Postal & Shipping
  • Transportation
  • Commercial Assets
  • Dams
  • Energy
  • National Monuments and Icons
  • Public Health
  • Water and Water Treatment Systems

 Critical Infrastructure Sectors Overview