Ritical Infrastructure (Homeland Security)

Answer both questions, at least 100-150 word per question. Remember to cite your sources and list your references (Must have 2 reference for each question). References should be included from academic sources (e.g. peer-reviewed journal articles).

1. Airports in the Midwest have shut down due to severe, multistate blizzard conditions, stranding several hundred passengers. Also stranded are critically needed medical supplies for Intensive Critical Care Units; supplies usually shipped by UPS air carriers. Questions:

a. Passengers: (a) Would you reroute them? (b) If so, how?

b. Medical supplies: What would be your first course of action? Second?

2. Global and regional conflicts can greatly affect several critical infrastructure sectors in the US. Discuss the importance of international agreements in protecting US infrastructure given current conflicts in the Middle East and Africa.

Remember to cite your sources and list your references (Must have 2 reference for each question from academic sources (e.g. peer-reviewed journal articles)).

Some Sites:
National infrastructure protection plan (2009). [Read 5.2 The CIKR Protection Component of the Homeland Security Mission, and 5.3 Relationship of the NIPP and SSPs to Other CIKR Plans and Programs, pp. 76-79]. Retrieved November 18, 2012 from: Retrieved November 18, 2012 from:useu.usmission.gov/useu_expertmeeting_030410.html

Key Private and public cyber expectations need to be consistently addressed (2010). GAO, Report to Congressional Requestors. Retrieved November 17, 2012 from: d10628.pdf