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Memo on Safeguarding Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience for National Security

This National Security Memorandum focuses on enhancing the security and resilience of critical infrastructure in the United States. Critical infrastructure includes physical and virtual assets essential to national security, economic security, and public health. The United States is investing in infrastructure modernization to ensure a strong economy and disaster resilience for future generations. The memorandum emphasizes shared responsibility, a risk-based approach, enforcing minimum requirements, accountability, information exchange, expertise utilization, international engagement, and policy alignment. Federal agencies and departments will work together to identify, prioritize, and mitigate risks to critical infrastructure, with a focus on improving intelligence sharing and information exchange as well as enhancing operational collaboration. The memorandum also defines various terms related to critical infrastructure and outlines provisions for its implementation.


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