Critical Infrastructure Partnership Advisory Council Plenary Session

The Critical Infrastructure Partnership Advisory Council (CIPAC) met on Tuesday, October 18. The CIPAC plenary brought together federal partners and private sector representatives to discuss key priorities in critical infrastructure resiliency and protection. Secretary Jeh Johnson was the keynote speaker, providing an overview of security and management initiatives within the Department of Homeland Security. Panel presentations included discussions on critical infrastructure cyber and physical risks; enhanced incident response and recovery; collaboration across sectors, resilience decision making, and information sharing. A large focus of the meeting was on the continued strengthening of public-private partnerships to enhance critical infrastructure protection and information sharing, and how the partnership can help address the evolving cybersecurity risk.

More information about the CIPAC meeting can be found here.

General information about CIPAC and the Healthcare and Public Health critical infrastructure sector partnership can be found here.

About Katie Dwyer

Katie Schemm Dwyer is a Director in NACCHO's Preparedness Division. Her work focuses on supporting local health departments strengthen public health and healthcare preparedness capacity and capabilities through governance, coordination and liaison with federal preparedness organizations, policy, and program management.

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