Ritical Infrastructure Project (Preliminary Intro to Review)

First and foremost I will request you (as the writer) for this entire paper.

Examine the literature (given in background information (see Below)or search the internet) and consider on what topic you will focus for your Critical Infrastructure Vulnerabiltiy Project (CIP). Prepare a two (2) page proposal depicting how you will approach and on what you will be focusing in this project and complete a tentative reference list of 10 sources that will be citing, reviewing, and referencing in your final paper. Briefly describe the contents of each article in a few sentences (APA formatting recommended).

To begin proceed accordingly:
1.Begin browsing through the literature that relate to a topic of interest. The topic should be important or at least important to the United States in general.
2.Finally, develop a preliminary draft introduction to your review in one to two pages including a reasonably articulated topic to the literature and a sound rationale or problem statement on why you have selected this topic in CIP. Complete a tentative reference list of 10 sources that will be citing, reviewing, and referencing in your final paper. Briefly describe the contents of each article in a few sentences (APA formatting recommended). Each of the options above is from professional sources from, for example, scholarly journals, reports, and empirical studies.

This introduction is to be written in a scholarly manner illustrating careful thought and insight toward the focus of your project.

BACKGROUND:

The Presidentas National Strategy for Homeland Security (NSHS), issued in July 2002, classified specific infrastructure sectors as critical. Our critical infrastructures are particularly important because of the functions or services they provide to our country. Our critical infrastructures are also particularly important because they are complex systems: the effects of a terrorist attack can spread far beyond the direct target, and reverberate long after the immediate damage. Americaas critical infrastructure encompasses a large number of sectors.
Our agriculture, food, and water sectors, along with the public health and emergency services sectors, provide the essential goods and services Americans need to survive. Our institutions of government guarantee our national security and freedom, and administer key public functions. Our defense industrial base provides essential capabilities to help safeguard our population from external threats. Our information and telecommunications sector enables economic productivity and growth, and is particularly important because it connects and helps control many other infrastructure sectors. Our energy, transportation, banking and finance, chemical industry, and postal and shipping sectors help sustain our economy and touch the lives of Americans every day.*
*The National Strategy listed the following critical infrastructure sectors:
a? Agriculture
a? Food
a? Water
a? Public Health
a? Emergency Services
a? Government
a? Defense Industrial Base
a? Information and Telecommunications
a? Energy
a? Transportation
a? Banking and Finance
a? Chemical Industry
a? Postal and Shipping
*The National Strategy for Homeland Security (2007), U.S. Office of Homeland Security.
For a good understanding of the many types of infrastructures and their vulnerabilities, click OaConnor (2010) The Safety and Security of Critical Infrastructure.