GAO Questions Usefulness of Sector Infrastructure Protection Plans

The Government Accountability Office reviewed “nine sector-specific plans” for infrastructure protection and concluded that “it is unclear the extent to which DHS will be able to use them at this point to identify security gaps and critical interdependencies across the sectors in order to plan future protective measures.” Only “10 of the 32 council representatives” that GAO interviewed “saw the plans as useful for the sector,” and “representatives of eight councils … believed the plans either did not represent a partnership among the necessary key stakeholders, especially the private sector, or were not valuable because the sector had already done so much work on its own and had progressed beyond the plan.” [View abstract]

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