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Infrastructure protection looking for home

Officials at the White House and the Homeland Security Department (DHS) are discussing the possible new governance structure for critical infrastructure protection (CIP) now that the department is in place. Authorities for governmentwide CIP issues previously were headquartered at the White House. However, at the end of February, President Bush dissolved the Critical Infrastructure Protection Board as part of the government reorganization associated with DHS.Many of the board’s functions, such as the training and certification work done by the Education Working Group, are moving to the new Information Analysis and Infrastructure Protection Directorate at DHS, said Andy Purdy, who was a senior adviser with the White House CIP Board. Full Story

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