An Earthquake Scenario And How It Affects The Energy Sector

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Today’s dynamic threats to American assets and infrastructure require the capability of security entities, at all levels, to communicate and integrate effectively. Critical Infrastructure (CI) is a key area that must be protected. This paper will focus on the energy sector and analyze: specific goals and objectives; an assessment of and analysis of risks; sector specific implementations of risk management; and measure the effectiveness of the current procedures in place. This paper will focus on an earthquake scenario and how it affects the energy sector. The steps involved that the Risk Management Framework of the National Infrastructure Protection Plan (NIPP) will be analyzed. Furthermore, an assessment of the steps will be conducted in order to determine how they ensure that essential services will continue. The actions, assistance, and resources required to achieve this framework will also be explained. Established Goals and Objectives The NIPP lays out broad roles and responsibilities for the government, private industry, and other sector partners in a comprehensive risk management framework. These are supported by objectives and priorities developed at a sector level, in this case the energy sector’s Sector Specific Plan (NIPP 2013, 15). This initial step is important because it not only aligns national priorities, goals, and objectives but also is scaled to the operational level of the sector’s risk environment (NIPP 2013, 15). The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)
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