Thus far, we have focused upon the private sector’s role related to our nation’s critical infrastructure, as well as the necessity of ensuring the goods and services they offer are provided in an uninterrupted manner. The combination of these two issues will serve as the primary focus of this written assignment.
First, select one of the following critical infrastructure sectors (links take you to their sector specific plans) that you have an interest in. Chemical, Commercial Facilities, Communications, Critical Manufacturing, Dams, Energy, Financials Services, Food and Agriculture, Healthcare and Public Health, Information Technology, Transportation Systems, Water Systems.
Focusing upon your chosen sector, offer information related to the most prevalent threats it currently faces, as well as details concerning how a private sector organization within this sector would enhance its ability to provide its essential services when facing such threats and hazards. In essence, you will be providing a summary regarding its Continuity of Operations Plan. You can find the primary components of such a plan in the document Continuity Guidance Circular 1 (CGC 1) Continuity Guidance for Non-Federal Entities.
A minimum of five (5) academically acceptable sources are to be utilized; two of which must be the applicable Sector Specific Plan and CGC 1. However, understand that such information is to supplement your work, not replace or serve as the major part of it. Therefore, assignments will be submitted for review through Turnitin and will be graded in accordance with the writing assignment grading rubric. An originality report of 25% or less (excluding reference list) is considered acceptable. However, a report that uses a disproportionate amount of outside material, an excessive amount of direct quotes, or if resource material is not adequately cited may result in points being deducted from your score.
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