Collins Center Senior Symposium: Examining Critical Infrastructure Protection Strategies

  • May 15, 2004
  • Dr Kent H Butts, LTC John C Traylor, Prof Bert B Tussing

The senior symposium on the Evolving Strategies for Critical Infrastructure Protection addressed the responsibilities for identifying, prioritizing and protecting critical infrastructure and key assets, shared between the federal, state and local governments, and within the private sector. The distinguished panel of participants addressed issues of authority and oversight for this protection; prioritization challenges; the role of the Department of Defense in CIP; and, in particular, the evolving role of NORTHCOM and the National Guard. The pervading themes throughout the symposium surrounded responsibiliity and accountability in our institutions, our businesses, and our population, in providing for the common defense.