Numerous studies estimate there are between 300,000 and 400,000 religious congregations in the United States. Many people think of a house of worship as a safe area where violence and emergencies cannot affect them. However, violence in a house of worship is not a new phenomenon and many facilities are developing and updating security and emergency plans and procedures to ensure the safety and security of their congregations, visitors, staff, and facilities.
As Co-Sector-Specific Agencies (Co-SSAs) for the Transportation Systems Sector, DHS—with TSA and the USCG as its executive agents—and DOT developed the 2018 Transportation Systems Sector Activities Progress Report. In an effort of transparency to Sector stakeholders, this report reflects Co-SSA progress toward Transportation Systems Sector-Specific Plan (TS SSP) goals and activities.
Below are additional resources for the Interagency Security Committee.
Reports published by the National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee in 2019.
Reports published by the National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee in 2018.
Since 2001, the NIAC has conducted 30 in-depth studies resulting in almost 300 recommendations to improve critical infrastructure security and resilience.
The nation has steadily improved its ability to respond to major disasters and the power outages that often result. But increasing threats—whether severe natural disasters, cyber-physical attacks, electromagnetic events, or some combination—present new challenges for protecting the national power grid and recovering quickly from a catastrophic power outage.
The President’s National Infrastructure Advisory Council (NIAC) was tasked to examine the nation’s ability to respond to and recover from a catastrophic power outage of a magnitude beyond modern experience, exceeding prior events in severity, scale, duration, and consequence. Simply put, how can the nation best prepare for and recover from a catastrophic power outage, regardless of the cause?