To survive and thrive in the 21st century, our society is dependent upon our nation’s critical infrastructure.

Assignment Instructions

Develop a six (6) page essay that fully responds to the following prompt:

Prompt:  To survive and thrive in the 21st century, our society is dependent upon our nation’s critical infrastructure.  Ensuring the continued functioning of all aspects of this infrastructure is a responsibility incumbent upon all facets of our society.  For this final written assignment, you are to select one of the 16 critical infrastructure sectors determined by Presidential Policy Directive 21, Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience, as the primary focus topic of your report (you must select a critical infrastructure sector you have not previously focused upon in a previous forum assignment).  In your report, as it relates to your chosen sector, offer the following:

  • In-depth analysis of the threats and hazards currently being addressed  
  • The consequences to communities, states, and nation should that sector be compromised
  • Measures that government (local, state and federal),as well as the private sector is currently taking related to each of the five mission areas found within the National Preparedness Goal (prevention, protection, mitigation, response and recovery)  

Technical Requirements:

Length: Six (6) pages total, double spaced, 1″ margins, 12 pitch type in Times New Roman font.  Title page, abstract (if used) and reference list do not count towards the required page count.

Sources:  You are not limited to the assigned readings within this course for your research.  Research outside of assignment readings is encouraged.  You must use and document in your paper, a minimum of six (6) academically acceptable resources for this assignment. 

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