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Thank You for Making the

2014 Critical Infrastructure Symposium

a Huge Success!


Hosted by

Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) and

The Infrastructure Security Partnership (TISP)

Cheyenne Mountain Conference Center

Colorado Spring, Colorado

April 7-8, 2014


Special Thank you to our SPONSORS!!!!


See who sponsored this year's Symposium by clicking HERE!





    Thank you to everyone who participated in this year's Critical Infrastructure Symposium!  The event was a huge success and the location was ideal! 



       Look for the proceedings, photos, and after-action items to be posted here next week!



Download and Print from HERE





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.


Results have been posted in the Committees Section of the TISP website and on the SAME HQ website, under Posts and Regions, Streamer Awards.
The US High Speed Rail Association (USHSR) is pleased to announce U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx will headline the upcoming High Speed Rail Summit in Washington, DC, February 25-27.
TISP participated with DHS on a Federal News Radio Program. This news article highlights the major talking points of the program, including the National Infrastructure Protection Plan.
The Department of Defense and U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) jointly released a report today, “Improving Cybersecurity and Resilience through Acquisition,” announcing six planned reforms to improve the cybersecurity and resilience of the Feder
TISP elected its incoming class of directors on the 2014-2016 Board of Directors.
Deadline for Submission is February 3, 2014. Each year, the Posts of the Society of American Military Engineers compete for Streamer Awards in recognition of outstanding performance and achievement. The Post Streamer Awards are presented at the Post Aw
Report on results from the Oct. 30 Great Lakes Regional Resilience Workshop to Build Partnerships.

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