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2015 Critical Infrastructure Symposium 

3Ps of Resilience: Partnering - Planning - Performance


Apri1 20 & 21, 2015

The Westin BWI Hotel

Linthicum, Maryland


Click here for the Preliminary Schedule at a Glance!



(*Please note only the primary author is listed to conserve space.)


Registration is open ...

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Now in its sixth year, the CIS is continuing its tradition of presenting innovative research and best practices, and exploring new challenges for building more resilient and sustainable infrastructure. This is your opportunity to be listed in the technical program as a leader in infrastructure security and resilience!


The Symposium brings together federal, state, county and municipal officials, international government representatives, leaders and practitioners from companies, scholars, professors, students and military cadets to discuss the importance of building resilient infrastructure for community safety, national security and the growth of our economies as it is taught through undergraduate and graduate academic and professional development programs.




Venue & Hotel Information


Sponsorship Information

The Westin Baltimore Washington Airport


Affordable Rooms at $100 per night

Special Rate ends

Monday, April 6, 2015



1110 Old Elkridge Landing Road,

Linthicum, MD  21090







Visit the Westin Website to make your Reservation:


Gold  -  $1,000


Silver  -  $650


Bronze  -  $300


Contributions signal your organization’s strong commitment to the growth and evolution of CIP/R across a diverse and influential array of industry professionals and decision-makers!


Click here for the Sponsorship Prospectus!





The Homeland Security Review (A Journal of the Institute for Law &Public Policy)


Featured Papers from the 2013 Critical Infrastructure Symposium.

Published by California University of Pennsylvania


Get your Copy


Order it here!





Click Here for the 2014 Emergency Preparedness and Infrastructure Resilience Streamer Results




National Infrastructure Protection Plan 2013

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) revised National Infrastructure Protection Plan (NIPP 2013). The NIPP 2013 is a mere 57 pages, cover-to-cover. It repeatedly calls for voluntary analysis and evaluation of local infrastructures, governments and communities.  Moreover, about one-fourth of the document lays out highly specific federal actions in terms that can be readily be monitored. These federal actions contain numerous points of interaction with the sectors, states and local governments and community coalitions, inviting their voluntary collaboration, carefully avoiding “unfunded mandates” or requirements for which there is no federal authority.  NIPP 2013 is a national plan defined in terms of federal commitments to action and voluntary participation of others.


Learn More about NIPP 2013!

Click on the image to open NIPP 2013.


As sited in earlier articles, TISP and its partners participated in a broad collaborative effort led by Mr. Bob Kolasky of the DHS’s Office of Infrastructure Protection, to update NIPP 2013. TISP commends the Department’s collaborative process for revising the NIPP. The process was open to substantive suggestions through its open meetings, correspondence and conversations between our members and the DHS writing team. It brought thousands of comments and suggestions from industry and the broader private sector, as well as non-profit organizations.


Understanding Resilience:
An Educational Booklet

Understanding Resilience: Disaster Resilience Begins with You is a tutorial for disaster resilience. The brief booklet is a compendium to the 2011 version of the Regional Disaster Resilience Guide to answer the reader’s questions: “What is Disaster Resilience?” and “Why does TISP concentrate on resilience at Regional and Infrastructure levels?” It is quotable in bits and pieces or in full sections when needing to explain their roles in resilience management or justifying a need for building resilience in a project proposal.


Understanding Resilience: Disaster Resilience Begins with You.




 The Regional Disaster Resilience Guide

2011 Edition
The 2011 Regional Disaster Resilience (RDR) Guide for Developing an Action Plan (Guide) released in October is an updated and expanded version of the original guide published in June, 2006 by The Infrastructure Security Partnership (TISP). Like its predecessor, the updated guide is a beneficial and usable tool that enables practitioners and experts from government, the private sector, and other interested organizations to develop and operationalize an actionable strategy and ongoing process to collectively improve capabilities to withstand major events and disasters in today’s complex and interdependent world. The Guide is $25.00 per copy.
*Please note that the Resiliency ToolKit will be available shortly. We are in the process of re-designing the TISP website and our current site does not have the capabilities or resources to support the online toolkit. We apologize for any inconvenience.


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