Survey Critical Infrastructure

Subject: UFTO Note – Survey Critical Infrastructure
Date: Fri, 18 Apr 1997 08:53:19 -0700
From: Ed Beardsworth

| ** UFTO ** Edward Beardsworth ** Consultant
| 951 Lincoln Ave. tel 415-328-5670
| Palo Alto CA 94301-3041 fax 415-328-5675

(Forwarding this news time-sensitive news item. This commission is separate from the DOE Reliability Task Force.)

Survey- President’s Commission On Critical Infrastructure Protection

(Via Utility-News Inc.)- April 17, 1997- The President’s Commission on Critical Infrastructure Protection is requesting information regarding technologies and capabilities for protecting critical infrastructures vital to our nation’s economic and national security. Of particular concern are physical and cyber threats. Eight critical infrastructures have been identified: (1) telecommunications, (2) electrical power systems, (3) gas and oil storage and transportation, (4) banking and finance, (5) transportation, (6) water supply systems, (7) emergency services, and (8) continuity of government services. The Commission has retained the Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory to act on its behalf in soliciting and collecting this information.

The Commission designed a survey template to facilitate this critical infrastructure data collection effort. The survey template can be requested via e-mail at, or downloaded from Responses must be received no later than May 30, 1997, to guarantee inclusion in the Commission’s report.

Taking time to provide information may increase organizational visibility, not only with the Commission, but also with government agencies and private-sector entities needing infrastructure protection technologies and capabilities. Responses will be entered into a database and made available to the government and private sector. The Commission will use the information to help (1) formulate critical infrastructure protection strategies, and (2) develop recommendations for research and development programs to address technology shortfalls.

For more information on this critical infrastructure protection technologies and capabilities data collection or the Commission, please contact Mr. Jerry Gillette at 630/252-7475 or

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